Most of the time we are concerned about our application logic and we only check that our TXSeries transaction is running fine without any abend. We see many CICS message(ERZxxxxxx), but do we know what exactly the message is reporting us ??
Each CICS message has a
significance attached to it. CICS Messages being displayed in TXSeries
logs (like console, CSMT.out, CCIN.out etc) files are of format
Usually these CICS messages are of 3 types
Information messages: CICS Information messages are meant for user
information purpose only. CICS Information message are of type
‘ERZxxxxxxI’. For example CICS message 'ERZ096176I'.
message: CICS Warning messages are of format ‘ERZxxxxxxW’.CICS warning
message indicate that some issue was seen while processing, but the
transaction would continue execution. For example, CICS message
3) Error message: CICS Error messages are of
format 'ERZxxxxxxE'. CICS Error message indicates an abnormal condition
while executing transaction. Usually transaction force purge or any
abnormal condition in transaction leads to transaction being terminated
by printing an error message in TXSeries log files. For example CICS
A CICS tool 'cicserr' provides information about CICS message codes.
cicserr can be used as cicserr [message_code].
ERZ096176I The Version is 'buffer!'
This message prints CICS Version information
response for the Information message would be nothing, as this message
specific information. CICS users can check the 'User response' for
warning and error messages and perform the necessary actions to debug
TXSeries messages and codes ERZxxxxxx