Lora,

While CICS is supported on the System i your use of a mainframe to develop CICS COBOL transactions would suggest that using a CICS support center directly may be more productive. http://www-306.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/support/ is probably a good starting point.

I've never used this support group and hope that this pointer helps rather than sends you off into the wrong direction,
Bruce

Lora <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
And I should take a moment to apologize here. I signed up for this list
about a year ago, when I began learning COBOL. COBOL is my first
programming language. I program on a mainframe at work, and have no idea
what kind of system is referred to here. I just assumed COBOL was COBOL.

Since CICS is not supported, should I ask my CICS questions elsewhere, or
are there those out there who have programmed in CICS who wouldn't mind the
occasional stray question?

Thanks.

Lora


-----Original Message-----
From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Harold Bearce
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 3:20 AM
To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400
Subject: Re: [COBOL400-L] CICS Problem

I gess I am showing my ignorance about the AS400. I never programmed on
one.

Bruce Vining wrote: > BTW. CICS is not run on the
AS400 computers.

That will be a surprise to a few people :-) You may want to look at product
5722-DFH: IBM CICSR Transaction Server for i5/OS

Bruce

Harold Bearce wrote:
I believe your logic is flawless. Check your punctuation carefully. BTW.
CICS is not run on the AS400 computers.

loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote: I'm a very new CICS programmer, and I'm running
into a problem.

I'm trying to compare two data items. Both are PIC X(09). Both will contain
numbers, though.

At one point in the CICS program, I have:

IF ACEMPNOI = WS-COMM-BEGIN
NEXT SENTENCE
ELSE
PERFORM 1100-START-BROWSE THRU 1100-EXIT.

The problem is, the Else branch always triggers when the program reaches
this statement, as though the two data values are different, even when I can
verify that they are not.

ACEMPNOI is the field that receives the account number from the CICS map.
WS-COMM-BEGIN is the field in the DFHCOMMAREA that contains the last
ACEMPNOI that was searched on. I save it to this COMMAREA data item whenever
the program executes a successful STARTBR.

What am I doing wrong here?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Lora

--
This is the COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400 (COBOL400-L) mailing list
To post a message email: COBOL400-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe,
or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cobol400-l
or email: COBOL400-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a
moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cobol400-l.




Harold Bearce

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

This thread ...

Follow-Ups:
Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2022 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.