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Course Catalog » CICS Transaction Server Curriculum » CICS TS Programmers Series 5.3

CICS Terminal Communications

Duration
6 hours

Overview

Description

The CICS Terminal Communications course looks at traditional CICS communication methods with terminals, and expands this further by describing how Basic Mapping Support (BMS) maps are created and used in today's environment.

Audience

Application developers and systems administrators that need to create and maintain code associated with terminal communications.

Prerequisites

Completion of the following Interskill course, or equivalent knowledge:

  • CICS Programming Basics

Objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the CICS terminal control commands used to communicate with terminals
  • Describe how BMS Maps and Map Sets are created and used
  • Create basic maps and map sets
  • Explain how CICS programs receive and process a BMS map from a terminal
  • Describe how BMS maps and commands are used to publish web pages

Course Content

Introducing CICS and Terminals

Today's Terminals

3270 Emulation

CICS Communication with Terminals

Terminal Control Commands

CICS Basic Mapping Support (BMS)

CICS SEND and RECEIVE Commands

CICS CONVERSE Command

CICS WAIT TERMINAL Command

CICS ASSIGN Command

Basic Mapping Support

Advantages of using Basic Mapping Support (BMS)

Creating Maps

Map Sets

BMS and CICS Web Support

Defining Map Sets

DFHMSD, DFHMDI, and DFHMDF Macros

Physical and Symbolic Map Sets

BMS Creation Tools

CICS SEND and RECEIVE MAP Commands

Defining BMS Maps

Defining a Map Set using the DFHMSD Macro

Defining a Map using the DFHMDI Macro

Multiple Maps in a Single Map Set

Using the DFHMDF Macro to Define Map Fields

Field Attributes

Creating Input Fields

Field Formats

Highlighting a Field

BMS Input and Output Operations

CICS SEND MAP Command

Updating the Map Before it is Sent

Defining Cursor Positioning

Defining Initial Map Field Values

DATAONLY and MAPONLY Parameters

CICS SEND TEXT Command

CICS RECEIVE MAP Command

AEI9 Abend (MAPFAIL)

Creating Web Pages from BMS

DFHMSD Macro TYPE=TEMPLATE Parameter

HTML Templates

Defining HTML Template Characteristics

DFHMDX Macro

Customizing HTML using the DFHWBOUT Macro

CICS Terminal Communications Mastery Test

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