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Where do I find CICS product documentation for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS), CICS TS on z/VSE, CICS Transaction Gateway, TXSeries, and the CICS tools?


The best place to find CICS product documentation is in IBM Documentation.  Links to the documentation for each supported version can be found on the welcome page for the product in IBM Documentation:

For CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, section What documentation is available? in the latest product documentation contains links to all the available versions of documentation, formats, and national languages. The section includes Documentation in PDF with links to all the PDF manuals. The most recent release of CICS TS includes the links for all releases.
Documentation for the following products can be found by entering the Product name on the IBM Documentation Products page:
  • CICS Transaction Server
    • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (includes Feature Packs)
    • CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE
    • CICS Explorer
  • CICS Tools
    • CICS Batch Application Control for z/OS
    • CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS
    • CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS
    • CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
    • CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS
    • CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS
    • CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS
    • CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS
  • CICS Transaction Gateway
    • CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms
    • CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS
  • IBM CL/Conference
  • IBM CL/SuperSession
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager
  • IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition
  • TXSeries for Multiplatforms
    • IBM CICS TX on Cloud
The CICS information in IBM Documentation is refreshed regularly to include updates from APARs and reader comments.

The CICS team welcomes feedback about the documentation. From the bottom of every page in IBM Documentation, you can rate the content by clicking "Yes" or "No" in response to the question "Was this topic helpful".  Then you will be given the opportunity to enter a "Comment".  Alternatively, you can email IBM Documentation support ( with feedback about IBM Documentation and any product information that is in it. The feedback is passed to the relevant IBM team.

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Modified date:
27 May 2021