Did you know - You can access IBM TXSeries Infocenter Offline
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Have you ever wondered "How you could access the InfoCenter offline/From your own computers" ? IBM understands this is a wish esp. in countries where internet access is restricted. Here is how to access offline .
Information Center can be accessed locally on a workstation, or on a server with remote access using a browser. The Information Center is also available online at the IBM Publications Center. If you already have an Eclipse help system, or an Eclipse-based IDE, you can opt to install only the TXSeries for Multiplatforms document plug-in and view the document within that tool.
Here are the steps that allow you to access TXSeries Infocenter.
Step 1: Download the latest IEHS plugins from http
It is recommended that you use either of the following:
Linux IA32 : IBM-
Complete the following steps.
PS: The example listed is to use the TXSeries V7.1 NLS Information Center on a Windows based system.
Step 2: Access the IBM Publications Center page at
Step3: Select the coun
Step4:Select the "Search for publications" option from the Welcome page.
The IBM Publications Center lists all the TXSeries for Multiplatforms published documents from Version 5.0. you can choose to download between around 400 TXSeries published documents. You can narrow down the search if you know the specific form number of the TXSeries document that you are looking for. Few of the latest TXSeries supported releases are listed here:
Step6:. Unzip the compressed file. For the listed example, you will get the folders com.ibm.cics.tx.doc and com.
For the listed example, extract the IBM-
Step7: Copy the com.ibm.cics.tx.doc and com.
Step8: To start the Information Center locally:
A command window appears to confirm that the help system is starting. Eclipse automatically allocates a free port on the machine and launches a browser that displays the Information Center
To verify that the Information Center has started, open a browser and enter a URL using the name of the server and the port number that is specified in the file IC_start. For example, you could specify:
The default port is 8888, but you can change this value by editing the startup file IC_start and setting the -port parameter to a suitable value.
Note: When you close the browser that you have been using to view the TXSeries for Multiplatforms Information Center, the help system processes continue to run in the background. This enables a much faster launch during subsequent sessions. You must stop these processes when you install or replace document plugin. Completely shutting down the help system also frees up system memory.