A 2008 November by Jim Schesvold on CICS Web Support (and simplicity thereof) caused me to look up some of the phraseology in both the online TXS documentation and the Software Access Catalogue ... found nothing. Does this mean it's:
a) not available for TXS
b) not available under SAC
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Updated on 2009-09-12T16:09:43Z at 2009-09-12T16:09:43Z by graham40
gogol 060001VHJV89 Posts
Re: TXS for Multiplatforms and CICS Web Support2009-09-03T18:05:09ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.> a) not available for TXS
CICS Web Support is not available on TXSeries and that's why you didn't find them in
the online manuals.
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK308 Posts
Re: TXS for Multiplatforms and CICS Web Support2009-09-03T18:06:51ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Yep, CICS Web support is not available on TXSeries.
Also, fyi, The statement of direction quoted in this link http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&supplier=897&appname=IBMLinkRedirect&letternum=ENUS209-040 intends to deliver a new inbound SOAP interface support later this year, where you could expose the existing CICS program as a service.
You could also read through the TXSeries redbook http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247185.html on how one could expose the CICS programs as services on to web today - using WAS and CTG components. There are no CICS WEB API support though.
Re: TXS for Multiplatforms and CICS Web Support2009-09-08T15:33:36ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- SystemAdmin 110000D4XK
So in my standalone Windows XP, RDz 7.1, TXSeries 6.2 enviroment where I have many COBOL/CICS/DB2/VSAM BMS programs with their green screen frontends, if I want to program something as 'simple' as a web browser frontend then my choices are limited to:
a) SOAP (available later this year - any 'howto' docs yet?),
b) CTG (sounds like it also needs WAS (whatever WAS is))
- either (in which case, which requires the least 'extra' software?)
I browsed 'Revealed..' - it's a 2006 publication and I could find no 'howto' for my simple environment.
Seems a pity about CICS Web Support - sounds less complex.
gogol 060001VHJV89 Posts
Re: TXS for Multiplatforms and CICS Web Support2009-09-11T17:18:10ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- graham40 100000JACM
> b) CTG (sounds like it also needs WAS (whatever WAS is))
Unfortunately, Web enabling TXSeries applications do need some additional software.
Your best bet would be going through CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) and
WebSphere Application Server (WAS).
Using SOAP support just for web enabling applications in my opinion might be an overkill.
Another option, if you are using Green screen terminals and maps, is to look at
Host Access Transformation Services (HATS). This can help you transform your terminal
based screens to Web.
Re: TXS for Multiplatforms and CICS Web Support2009-09-12T16:09:43ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
- gogol 060001VHJV
I wasn't aware of HATS and will check it out - sounds interesting.