Transaction used to access Abend-AID for CICS to view reports.
Abnormal end of task. The termination of a task, prior to normal completion, due to an unresolved error condition.
System software product designed to analyze the cause of CICS transaction abends. It provides online diagnostics that explain the cause of the abend, the location within the program where the error occurred, and how to correct the problem.
Identifier for the current abend when an abend occurs.
Function that allows Xpediter/CICS to notify the user when a program breakpoint, abend, or storage violation has been encountered. See “trap.”
Indicates a specific screen location. The data at this location is scrolled to the top of the data portion of the screen. If the USE ADDRESS field contains an “X”, Xpediter/CICS uses the data at this location as an address and displays the location indicated. This feature is found on screens 2.2 and 9.2.
Address that is displayed on hexadecimal dump format screens and indicates the beginning address of the area being accessed. The address does not change unless:
• A new area is accessed
• The programmer types over the address with a location to be accessed
• The USE CONTENTS field is used to retrieve data from a stored location.
One of several language processors provided by Compuware, this language processor accepts Assembler output, builds sort work records, sorts and merges the records, and merges the records with the listing to produce processor control blocks that can then be used as input to Xpediter/CICS and other Compuware products.
File access method that directly retrieves or updates specified blocks of data on a direct access storage device.
File access method that can be applied to create program libraries, in direct access storage, for convenient storage and retrieval of programs.
Processing in which jobs are grouped (batched). The jobs are executed sequentially, and each job must be processed to completion before the following job can begin execution.
Basic Direct Access Method.
Back chain pointer.
Part of a data medium in which no characters are recorded. Its hexadecimal character representation is X’40’.
Base Locator cell. These cells are used by COBOL programs to provide addressability to data within the working storage section of a program.
Base Linkage Locator cell. These cells are used by COBOL programs to provide addressability to data within the linkage section of a program.
Base Locator Working Storage cell. These cells are used by COBOL II programs to provide addressability to data within the working storage section of a program.
Basic Partitioned Access Method.
Xpediter/CICS method of pausing program execution during debugging. Setting a breakpoint in a program halts execution of the program when a statement is about to be executed. Breakpoints may be set as conditional or unconditional and to occur either before or after the event.
At a breakpoint, the user may view all the tables and areas necessary to solve a problem. After interrogating the problem, the user may continue normal execution of the system.
Analogous to a parameter list. Containers are grouped together in sets called channels.
Customer Information Control System.
One of several language processors provided by Compuware, this language processor accepts C output, builds sort work records, sorts and merges the records, and merges the records with the listing to produce processor control blocks that can then be used as input to Xpediter/CICS and other Compuware products.
Compare Logical Character.
(DB2 only) CICS Life-of-Task block.
One of several language processors provided by Compuware, this language processor accepts COBOL compiler output, builds sort work records, sorts and merges the records, and merges the records with the listing to produce processor control blocks that can then be used as input to Xpediter/CICS and other Compuware products.
Request from a terminal to perform an operation or to execute a program.
Field that appears in the upper left corner of most Xpediter/CICS screens. All Xpediter/CICS functions and screens are selected by entering the desired function or screen ID in the COMMAND field.
An IBM machine compare instruction.
A set of components used by several Compuware products to provide storage, retrieval, and maintenance for source listings and abend reports.
For a statement set with a conditional breakpoint, Xpediter/CICS interrogates the condition entered and if true, halts execution of the program and receives control.
The “big commarea” containers and channels that IBM introduced in CICS Transaction Server 3.1 to replace commareas. For additional information, refer to IBM’s “CICS Information Center”.
Field on most Xpediter/CICS screens that is used to change the CSECT to be accessed during the session.
The name of the data item in the working storage section of a COBOL program.
Collection of data treated as a unit that is the primary unit of access and storage. It can be organized in various ways.
BDAM blocked DAtaset, deblocked by KEY.
BDAM blocked DAtaset, deblocked by a RELative record.
Defines the database associated with a PCB. Associated with every PSB is a list of PCBs that define databases that can be accessed via a PSB. Each PCB-accessed database can be identified by its DBD name, which is used during the definition of the database to DL/I.
Direct Access UNBlocked dataset.
An IBM relational database management system.
Transaction used to initiate certain Xpediter/CICS functions at system start-up.
Destination Control Table.
A Compuware file access method.
A generic name for an Abend-AID report file, or an Xpediter source listing file.
A generic name for an abend report in an Abend-AID report file, or an Xpediter source listing in a source listing file.
Choice among exclusive alternatives made by the system when no explicit choice is made by the user.
Location at which a block of (lines) records or a single record is being copied or moved. The destination can be specified with an A (After) or B (Before) line command.
A CICS table describing transient data files.
Library of CICS and user-written programs that are loaded and executed as part of a CICS system. Programs from this library are loaded into CICS storage for online execution. DFHRPL may be supplemented by LIBRARY resource definitions.
Data Language 1.
Data division map of a COBOL program. The DMAP COBOL compile option produces a report of all datanames and their associated BL or BLL cell, displacement within the cell, and field description.
Disk Operating System.
Dummy control section. A control section that an Assembler program can use to format an area of storage without producing any object code.
MVS Eligible Device Table.
Execute Interface Block.
Execute Interface Storage.
VSAM dataset whose records are loaded in sequence. Unlike a normal sequential dataset, ESDS records can be accessed randomly by their addresses.
A security product that provides an interface to the z/OS System Authorization Facility (SAF). CA-ACF2, RACF, and CA-Top Secret are examples of ESMs.
Block that contains information pertinent to a command-level transaction such as the current time and date, transaction ID, task number, terminal ID, COMMAREA length, attention identifier, function code, and response code.
File Control Table.
Complete organized collection of information.
A CICS table defining files that can be accessed by CICS programs. Also used to generically apply to files defined in the CSD.
Primary command that requests Xpediter’s interactive Help facility.
Primary command that alternates between symbolic or dump format display.
Hexadecimal value of the location of the retrieved area relative to the beginning of the address. The sum of the ADDRESS field and HEX OFFSET field indicates the actual address of the data displayed.
Displays data in character and zoned decimal format on the VARIABLE STORAGE screen (2.3). The user may view this same data in a standard hexadecimal dump format by entering HEX ON in the COMMAND field. HEX OFF redisplays the data in character and zoned decimal format.
A task suspended by the system.
A Xpediter/CICS facility for the XPSP user that allows interrogation of a suspended task to determine the reason for its suspension. This function is available by using the VIEW SINGLE TASK screen (9.1) and the LIST ALL TASKS (9.3) screen.
Information Management System.
INput Register Work area.
Pertaining to an application in which each entry calls forth a response from a system or program.
A numeric address given to servers and users’ computers connected to the Internet.
Interactive System Productivity Facility.
Job Control Language.
Code used to locate a record and establish its position in an index. The key can be part of a field, a full field, or multiple fields duplicated from the record.
VSAM file type whose records are loaded in key sequence. Records are retrieved by key or address using an index. New records are inserted in key sequence by means of distributed free space.
Reserved word that has special significance.
Edit command that is entered directly on the line to be processed by overtyping the sequence number at the beginning of the line. Also known as a prefix command.
A section of a COBOL program used to describe data that is passed to it from CICS or another program.
Primary command that ends the current function and returns the user to the SYSTEM MENU.
Field on most Xpediter/CICS screens that is used to change the program to be accessed during the session.
Indicates there is more information to display. This indicator appears only when screen overflow data is not generally assumed. Use PF7 and PF8 to view the additional data.
IBM licensed programs that provide message queuing services.
A relative location or position within a data area.
Optional Features List. Also known as OPFL.
Software that controls the execution of jobs. It may provide resource allocation and scheduling.
Set of one or more COBOL sentences, making a logical processing entity, and preceded by a paragraph name or a paragraph header.
Program Communication Block.
(DB2 only) Parameter List.
Program Function Key.
One of several language processors provided by Compuware, this language processor accepts PL/I compiler output, builds sort work records and an incore symbol table of all the identifiers, and produces processor control blocks that can then be used as input to Xpediter/CICS and other Compuware products.
Program List Table.
Another name for line commands.
One of a list of control blocks used by DL/I that define the databases that can be accessed via a particular PSB. Each PCB-accessed database DBD name. For each PCB with a PSB, Xpediter/CICS displays the PCB number and DBD name. Xpediter/CICS uses the PCB number to identify the PCB to access a DL/I database from the selected PSB.
CICS table describing a list of programs to be executed when CICS is in initialization or termination processing.
DL/I control block that defines a set of DL/I databases that can be accessed from a program. The databases and segments in the databases that can be accessed are defined via a list of PCBs defined in the PSB. To access any DL/I database, always select a PSB.
Class of CICS storage used for application programs.
Command that provides a general function. Primary commands are entered in the COMMAND field.
Section of a COBOL program that contains executable instructions.
Control block that defines session characteristics applicable to one or more users of Xpediter/CICS. Pertinent information in a profile may include PF key settings, default abend trap, trace, storage protection, and footing settings.
VSAM KSDS dataset containing all profiles available for use during a Xpediter/CICS session.
Keyboard keys that are numbered from PF1 to PF24 and are programmed to perform functions such as scrolling.
A special control register, in the hardware, defining the current status and location of a program that is executing.
Program Specification Block.
Program Status Word.
Method of turning off storage protection monitoring without destroying the current table entries.
(DB2 only) Resource Control Table.
Collection of related data or words treated as a unit.
Storage device, having specified storage capacity such as a bit, byte, or a computer word, and usually intended for a special purpose.
Group of 72 contiguous bytes used for saving registers when one program calls another.
VSAM dataset whose record locations are specified by a number that represents a record’s location in the dataset relative to the beginning of the dataset.
Xpediter/CICS function that allows one terminal to trap abends, breakpoints, and storage violations that occur on another terminal or in a non-terminal task.
An abbreviation for RECEIVE FROM NETWORK. RECEIVE FROM NETWORK specifies that the input for an SMP/E RECEIVE command is a GIMZIP package on a TCP/IP connected FTP server.
Relative Record Dataset.
Code entered in the COMMAND field to retrieve information and function screens. The SCREEN ID for each screen appears on every screen immediately preceding the screen title.
A field on most Xpediter/CICS screens that is used to set the default value to be used for those screens that allow scrolling.
A control block used by DL/I to access a segment within the hierarchy of a database.
A variable-length record VSAM RRDS that maintains information about abends and language processing along with the attached database activity. A shared directory can contain Abend-AID for CICS directory records for each region and transaction dump known to a server, Abend-AID directory records for abend report processing, or source listing shared directory records necessary to process source listing database members.
Class of CICS storage that can be shared between tasks.
System Initialization Table.
Dump that is taken at a specific point during execution of a program. Processing is generally continued after the dump has been taken.
(DB2 only) SQL Communication Area.
(DB2 only) SQL Descriptor Area.
Segment Search Argument.
Sequence numbers provided by compilers and assemblers to provide the programmer with an easy means of identifying a statement within a program.
Column on the display where the statement numbers are located. In some cases, commands may be entered into this column.
System portion of the Task Control Area.
Method of preventing programs from violating storage within the CICS region, thereby increasing the time that the region remains running.
Xpediter/CICS facility for allowing specific actions that are considered to be storage violations to take place.
Labels that equate to storage locations that may be used by any Xpediter/CICS user. Some system labels are predefined by Compuware.
Identification command used to directly retrieve the desired CICS table entry for display.
Execution of a program or multiple programs within CICS to perform a specific function. Each task is assigned a unique number (task number) by CICS.
Task Control Area.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. Set of communication protocols enabling Telnet, FTP, e-mail, and other services.
Terminal Control Table.
CICS table defining terminals used by CICS.
Primary command that transfers you to the Source Listing (2.L) screen.
Record of the execution of a computer program; it exhibits the sequences in which the instructions were executed.
CICS storage area into which trace information is placed. This table contains the chronological occurrences of events that take place in CICS, recorded in wraparound fashion within the trace table.
Xpediter/CICS feature. The user may set traps to intercept CICS transaction abends and to view all areas at abend time. Traps may be set to only intercept transaction abends at terminals running Xpediter/CICS or designated as remote. Traps may be set to intercept specific transaction’s abends, regardless of the terminal from where they are executed. Traps may also be used to intercept abends occurring in non-terminal tasks.
Temporary Save Area.
For a statement set with an unconditional breakpoint, Xpediter/CICS receives control and temporarily halts execution of the program before or after this statement.
A feature that is available on the Memory Display screens (2.2 and 9.2). The USE ADDRESS function automatically retrieves an address reference from memory and displays the location.
Labels generated by a user that equate to storage locations.
Name of a data item in a PL/I program.
Xpediter/CICS method of selecting data items for display at a breakpoint or abend.
Storage space that may be regarded as addressable main storage by the user of a computer system in which virtual addresses are mapped into real addresses.
File access method whereby the records in a file on a direct access storage device can be accessed in key-sequence (KSDS), entry-sequence (ESDS), or relative record sequence (RRDS).
Virtual Storage Access Method.
Virtual Telecommunications Access Method.
A section of a COBOL program used to define the data items that are used in a program.
Transaction code entered to invoke Xpediter/CICS. It provides a source-based focus for debugging CICS application programs.
Transaction code entered to end an Xpediter/CICS debugging session.
Transaction code entered to invoke Xpediter/CICS. XPRT provides a break/abend focus for debugging CICS application programs.
Transaction code entered to invoke the XPSP level of Xpediter/CICS. This level is to be used only by experienced system programmers authorized to update CICS tables and control areas. System-wide storage protection is set by the XPSP user. This is the only Xpediter/CICS level that does not restrict updating.