In building CICS applications,  a series of them named CICS_A,  CICS_B, and so forth were built.   Why is this?

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    PRODUCT:

    BMC Performance Analyzer for Mainframe Applications


    COMPONENT:

    BMC Performance Analyzer for Mainframe Applications


    APPLIES TO:

    Applications Analysis - for CICS



    QUESTION:

    The user built a series of CICS applications in Performance Analyzer for Mainframe Applications (Universal Information Exchange) and those he built were properly displayed in his Visualizer Database Detail Applications pull-down box,  and he was able to see them..

    The user also sees other applications built ,  named CICS_A,  CICS_B,  and so forth,  in addition to those that he specifically coded.   Why is this happening,  and,  how can we eliminate those should we wish to?


    ANSWER:

     

    This happens because Universal Information Exchange will process ANY record that's input to it - and,  there were other transactional records that were input,   and therefore,  applications were built using defaults.

      

    Our defaults for CICS applications are rudimentary,  and because of the vast possibilities of CICS transaction names,  we simply default to CICS_  plus the first character of the transaction name.   So,  you'll see CICS_A,  CICS_B,  and so forth.

    You might want to investigate these further by examining the Application by Tran Detail graph,  to determine if you'd want to isolate others by using the APPL function.   

      

    If you wish to consolidate them in one large group - and eliminate a large number of applications that you're not interested in,  then this - or something like it - should be the *final* APPL statement for CICS in your control statement stream  =

      

    APPL OTHERS SUBSYSTYPE=CICS PRIMEVAL=*
    ... and it should put all transactions that you chose not to classify into specific applications , into APPL "OTHERS".

     


    Article Number:

    000165460


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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