CEBR - temporary storage browse
Use the CEBR transaction to browse temporary storage queues and to delete them. You can also use CEBR to transfer a transient data queue to temporary storage in order to look at its contents and to re-create the transient data queue when you have finished.
- Browsing temporary storage queues retrieves the next record, following
whichever record has most recently been retrieved by any active task.
If you are working with the same temporary storage queue at the same time as another task, you might not retrieve the next record.
- Transient data queue reads are destructive. If you read a transient data queue that is being used on an active system by applications, it is likely to cause problems.
You start the CEBR transaction by entering the transaction identifier and then the name of the queue you want to browse. For example, to display the temporary storage queue named CEBRS209, you enter CEBR CEBRS209. If the queue name includes lowercase characters, ensure that uppercase translation is suppressed for the terminal you are using and then enter the correct combination of upper and lowercase characters.
CICS responds with a display of the queue, a sample of which is shown in Figure 1.
Alternatively, you can start the CEBR transaction from CEDF. Press PF5 from the initial CEDF screen (see Figure 1) which takes you to the working-storage screen, and then you press PF2 from that screen to browse temporary storage (that is, you invoke CEBR). CEBR responds by displaying the temporary storage queue whose name consists of the four letters ‘CEBR' followed by the four letters of your terminal identifier. CICS uses this same default queue name if you invoke CEBR directly and do not supply a queue name. The result of running CEBR without a queue name or from an EDF session at terminal S21A is shown in Figure 2.
If you enter CEBR from CEDF, you return to the CEDF panel when you press PF3 from the CEBR screen.
- Command line
- Message line
- Menu of options
For information about the CEBR temporary storage browse transaction and guidance on using it, see Temporary storage browse (CEBR) .