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Number of votes Request headline and description

17
votes

IPCONN & Transaction AutoInstall

We have a TOR/AOR configuration. In the AOR we have these parameters in order to not define the mirror transactions that use the application: DSRTPGM=ISSDYP00,DTRPGM=ISSDYP00,DTRTRAN=@MIR If we use a...

Under Consideration

16
votes

CICS/Liberty prevent immediately open of port

CICS/Liberty should open TCP/IP ports of the JVM before the application services are initialized. This maybe implemented as an option to be activated.

Uncommitted Candidate

15
votes

Excluding transactions from a policy

ICBC wants to use the policy to limit the DB2 requests, CPU time and storage, but they haven't adopt CICS cloud yet, then they need to use policy with region scope. And there are some transactions in ...

Uncommitted Candidate

9
votes

Support tolerant reader principle with CICS web services

In various systems the tolerant reader principle as specified by Postel's Law is used as a design principle. Currently CICS will not accept items which are not specified in the current schema of a web...

Under Consideration

9
votes

Prevent needless retry processing in CPSM when a route fails to a clone reg...

This is a resubmit of RFE 17942. If a request routed by CPSM fails, CICS will retry the request to each AOR in the distribution list. This usually triggers our automation alerts and now with pen-te...

Under Consideration

6
votes

Automatic acquire for IPIC HA connections

We connected a CICS client in a sysplex to a cluster of TORs in another sysplex with IPIC HA. When one of the TORs fails for any reason, the connection with the other TOR is not automatically acquired...

Uncommitted Candidate

5
votes

@CICSProgram Annotation in OSGi Java Applications

It is possible to annotate methods within a Java EE Application with '@CICSProgram'. Each such annotation causes a corresponding PROGRAM-resource to be created at the time the application is deployed ...

Under Consideration

5
votes

Eliminate the key limitation for CF Data Tables

CICS limits the key length to 16bytes for CF Data Tables. This limits many of our files(read only kind) not eligible for CFDT. We like IBM to eliminate the key length limitation for the CFDT.

Under Consideration

4
votes

Put transaction and system dump tables in RDO (SHARE requirement SSCICS9401...

Settings for transaction and system dump codes should be able to be defined dynamically with RDO.

Uncommitted Candidate

4
votes

Cics Maven Plugin

I want a maven plugin witch gives my the same possibility like the liberty-maven-plugin for a hole cics region. Target for this all is a zospt image, so that i can configure a hole cics region based ...

Under Consideration

4
votes

Enhance the CICS design to access SMSVSAM in parallel.

We'd like to propose the following CICS design changes: 1) Have a completely separate TCB or a pool of TCBs to process only the QUIESCE and UNQUIESCE SEND and RECEIVE elements. This TCB or pool of TC...

Under Consideration

3
votes

SNI Support for outbound connections in CICS

Some of our clients setup a server for example at Amazon (AWS). CICS can not connect to the server through HTTPS due to SNI enabled. Unfortunately there are No easy way for CICS sysprog to understand ...

Uncommitted Candidate

3
votes

Route Java Health Center messages to CICS joblog

In current CICS Transaction Server and Java implementation, there is no mechanism to send the Java Health Center messages to CICS joblog. The CICS java launcher would have to provide a mechanism for t...

Under Consideration

2
votes

Ability to turn on Internal Trace when Region Hung

Ability to turn on CICS internal trace when there is a tight looping transaction, that eventually gets abended with AKEC. This would give more information that exception trace entry *EXC*. This wo...

Under Consideration

2
votes

Enhance AUXTRSW SIT Parm to off ALL option (like AUXTRSW)

The Dump Dataset Switch SIT Parm currently only offers NO and NEXT as options for no switching or a single switch of the datasets. No further switches will occur without a subsequent CEMT/EXEC CICS SE...

Planned for Future Release


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