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Ask the Experts Replay: Demystifying Event Processing in CICS



This session unveils the mystery of CICS Event Processing and how organizations can use events to identify and react to situations as they occur. When changes are detected as they happen it can enable orgJoin anizations and their applications to respond in a timely fashion.


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Ask the Experts session
05 June 2014 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

TimeQuestions asked
00:00General introduction
02:01Technical introduction
04:04Do I need to change my CICS applications to get events from them?
05:18Where can events be captured in CICS?
11:26Where can I send events?
17:21What are some of the things that people use CICS events for?
23:09What are some Common "gotchas" when using CICS events?
49:44Open lines for live question and answer period
49:57How heavy is CEP? In other words, how many MIPS consumed does CEP add to an existing CICS transaction if I fire a single event only at the completion of a single program?
53:47Is the CICS Explorer required to set up event processing? If so, are there plans to relax this requirement?
1:01:39Closing remarks
1:02:10End of Call

Panel of Experts:
Chris CarlinStaff Software Engineer, CICS Level 2 Support
Wang ChengfangCICS TS Level 3 Support
Catherine MoxeySTSM, Architect for CICS Event Processing Support, Performance & Optimization
Andy WharmbyDeveloper for CICS Event Processing and Policy Support


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Product Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018