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CB12: General insurance application (GENAPP) for IBM CICS TS



SupportPac CB12 demonstrates application modernization for IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS), by modeling a general insurance application.

Download Description

This SupportPac page was last updated on March 6, 2019. See New in this release for details of any changes.

The primary purpose of this SupportPac is to demonstrate application modernization, by providing a general insurance application (known as GENAPP) for IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS). The GENAPP application has been developed in-house by the IBM Hursley CICS Development team to help with their testing of new CICS releases.

GENAPP is designed to exercise various components of CICS TS; containing functions to insert, query, and delete policy information. In its original form GENAPP is driven using 3270 input, where the insurance policy information is stored in a DB2 database.

GENAPP illustrates how a 3270-based 'green screen' application can be transformed to use many of the rich features and functions of the newer releases of CICS TS.

Read Me
Further details about GENAPP are available in the IBM Knowledge Center.

Possible Uses
To test a variety of functions and components of CICS TS, using a typical application. GENAPP can be used to modify an existing legacy application to utilize new CICS functions and capabilities.

Skill level required
Intermediate, with knowledge of CICS systems configuration, operation, and applications.

New in this release
  • Refreshed license terms to remove restriction on Limited Use Program for CICS TS V4 or later.

Changes in previous release
  • Tested with and supported by CICS TS V5.3.
  • Customer Search GENAPP Extension using Liberty Profile has been updated to fully support CICS TS V5.2.
  • GENAPP Lite V5.1.0.2 supports fully SOAP and JSON web services in CICS TS V5.2.
  • GENAPP Lite removes the need for DB2 and uses only VSAM KSDS to hold customer and policy data.
  • Web service definition files are included for Customer Add and Customer Inquiry.
  • Sample Workload Simulator (WSIM) scripts and network definitions are included to drive the application.

Contributors: CICS Development (see below for details), IBM Hursley Park, UK
Category: 2
First released (base): 08Feb12
Last changed (base): 10Jul13
Current Version (base):
First released (lite): 14Feb14
Last changed (lite): 18Jul14
Current Version (lite):

To download a file:
  1. Click on a link below to accept the license terms, then save the file to your local machine.
  2. Extract the saved file to a temporary directory on your local machine. This will create the necessary installation, documentation, and license files.
  3. Follow the instructions in the included documentation to complete installation on your host system.

GENAPP V5.1 base
Download Compatible CICS TS release Release date Last updated
GENAPP V5.1.0.1 base (596KB) CICS TS V4.1, or later Feb 8, 2012 July 10, 2013

GENAPP V5.1 lite
Download Compatible CICS TS release Release date Last updated
GENAPP Lite V5.1.0.2 (303KB)
This latest release of GENAPP Lite (V5.1.0.2) has full support for SOAP and JSON web services in CICS TS V5.2.
CICS TS V4.1, or later Feb 14, 2014 July 18, 2014

GENAPP V5.1 base extensions
Download Compatible CICS TS release Release date Last updated
Policy Search GENAPP Extension using Java & OSGi (341KB) CICS TS V4.2, or later March 22, 2013 February 14, 2014
Policy Search GENAPP Extension with Cloud Enablement (890KB) CICS TS V5.1 March 22, 2013 February 14, 2014
Customer Search GENAPP Extension using Liberty Profile (5.1) (392KB)
Customer Search GENAPP Extension using Liberty Profile (5.2) (433KB)
March 22, 2013
December 18, 2014
July 18, 2017
July 18, 2017
Business Rules GENAPP Extension (413KB) CICS TS V4.1, or later April 26, 2013 April 26, 2013

Demonstration media
Download Release date
Policy Search GENAPP Extension using Java & OSGi demo (MP4 video) (4.42MB) March 22, 2013
CICS and Business Rules (FLV video) (16.5MB) April 26, 2013
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Previous GENAPP base release(s)
Download Compatible CICS TS release Release date
GENAPP V1.1 base (474KB) CICS TS V4.1, or later March 22, 2013

GENAPP base application Stewart Smith
Policy and Customer Search extensions Ledina Hido-Evans, David Harris, Brad Roeger, Nic Townsend, Stephen Mitchell (BlueGen project)
Business Rules extension Russell Bonner


For details of compatibility with CICS TS of the GENAPP base application, or its extensions, consult the download tables above.

Installation Instructions

(See above)

Documentation for GENAPP base and its extensions

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Technical Support

SupportPacs in this category are available at no charge to all licensed users of the CICS family products on the platforms specified in the SupportPac description. These SupportPacs are provided "AS-IS" (under the terms and conditions of the IBM International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs and of the associated License Information and other documentation). The terms and conditions of this license DO NOT provide for any entitlement to defect correction.

To determine if you want to use this SupportPac, read the accompanying license file.

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Product Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document Information

Modified date:
27 April 2021