Exposing CICS applications as Web Services in just 5 steps!
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Web Services facility was provided as a Support pack in TXSeries 7.1. From TXSeries 8.1, it is integrated into the product . Do you know that configuring Web Service and expose CICS application as Web Service can happen with just 5 steps in TXSeries 8 and entire set of steps can be performed in less than 15 minutes!
Step 1: Review if the CLASSPATH is set correctly and basic prerequisites are taken care. Pre-requisites are here: htt
Step 2: Provide the applications that you want to expose as Web service in DFHLS2WS_Input and run DFHLS2WS.sh (DFHLS2WS.bat on Windows)
Step 3: Add the application to the region and add IPIC Listener.
Step 4: Deploy the files in Liberty.
Steps 3 and 4 are explained in Configuring the artifacts in WAS Liberty profile
Step 5: Invoke your CICS application from any SOAP client.
Thats all !! Your CICS application can be invoked as a Web Service.