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What is the difference between the XCTL and LINK commands? | CICS Questions

The LINK command anticipates return of control to the calling program, the XCTL command does not. RETURN to the calling program will be the result of the CICS RETURN command, specifying TRANSID (name of the calling program)

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What is interval control and what are some of the CICS commands associated with it? | CICS Questions

CICS interval control provides a variety of time-related features – common commands are ASKTIME, PORMATTIME, START, RETRIEVE, and CANCEL.

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What is task control and what are the CICS commands associated with it? | CICS Questions

Task control refers to the CICS functions that manage the execution of tasks. Task control commands are SUSPEND, ENQ, and DEQ.

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What is the CICS LOAD command? | CICS Questions

The LOAD command retrieves an object program from disk and loads it into main storage – it’s primarily used for a constant table that will be available system-wide.

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What is the ABEND command and when would you use it? | CICS Questions

The ABEND command forces a task to end abnormally. It creates a transaction dump and invokes the dynamic transaction backout.

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What is ASRAABEND in CICS? | CICS Questions

It occurs when program interruption takes place. e.g. when alphanumeric string moved to numeric data item OR when arithmetic calculations performed on nun numeric data item OR when an attempt made to read an occurrence of a table beyond the … Continue reading

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What is the significance of RDO? | CICS Questions

RDO is Resource Definition Online. Since release 1.6 RDO allows resources (terminals, programs, transactions and files) to be defined interactively while CICS is running.

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Why is it important not to execute a STOP RUN in CICS? | CICS Questions

Stop run will come out from the CICS region.

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What is the difference between a Symbolic map and Physical map? | CICS Questions

SYMBOLIC MAP IS USED BY USER AND PHYSICAL MAP IS USED BY SYSTEM.

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Can a program change protected field? | CICS Questions

NO

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