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  • Latest Post - ‏2012-10-09T21:21:53Z by SystemAdmin
Poloman
Poloman
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Pinned topic RDZ 7.6 with Mainframe/COBOL

‏2012-10-05T18:59:20Z |
Hi - does any one know how I can free up my mainframe session while I am debugging a COBOL program in RDZ 7.6? Or is it not possible at all? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Mike
Updated on 2012-10-09T21:21:53Z at 2012-10-09T21:21:53Z by SystemAdmin
  • zdebug
    zdebug
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    Re: RDZ 7.6 with Mainframe/COBOL

    ‏2012-10-06T06:37:23Z  
    If you're referring to your TSO terminal being locked while you're debugging, you could submit JCL that initiates a debug session in RDz, thereby keeping your TSO terminal free for other tasks.

    If your request was different, reply back with steps so that we could suggest alternatives.
  • Poloman
    Poloman
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    Re: RDZ 7.6 with Mainframe/COBOL

    ‏2012-10-09T14:45:21Z  
    • zdebug
    • ‏2012-10-06T06:37:23Z
    If you're referring to your TSO terminal being locked while you're debugging, you could submit JCL that initiates a debug session in RDz, thereby keeping your TSO terminal free for other tasks.

    If your request was different, reply back with steps so that we could suggest alternatives.
    Thanks for reply. I am referring to RDZ session starting from TSO/mainframe CICS transaction. I am trapping an online COBOL program to debug in RDZ. Once its trapped by RDZ then the mainframe session is locked (show busy). I cannot access TPX menu (main mainframe menu from where I can access other mainframe sessions). I hope you can help me ith this.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: RDZ 7.6 with Mainframe/COBOL

    ‏2012-10-09T21:21:53Z  
    • Poloman
    • ‏2012-10-09T14:45:21Z
    Thanks for reply. I am referring to RDZ session starting from TSO/mainframe CICS transaction. I am trapping an online COBOL program to debug in RDZ. Once its trapped by RDZ then the mainframe session is locked (show busy). I cannot access TPX menu (main mainframe menu from where I can access other mainframe sessions). I hope you can help me ith this.
    I do not have experience with TPX, but our IBM Session Manager product you can have Escape keys in order to return to main menu, even if the CICS session is "hang" or busy. Normally, we place PA2 or PA3 keys to switch back to the menu.
    I suppose that with TPX you should have something similar to return to the menu.