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CN01: TXSeries in-bound SOAP Support

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CN01 provides support for in-bound SOAP requests to be translated to program invocations in TXSeries, exposing existing TXSeries programs as Web services.

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SupportPac CN01 introduces a basic Web services framework into TXSeries, allowing TXSeries to act as a Web services provider. Existing transactions and programs, such as CICS programs written in C and COBOL, can then be exposed as Web services. You can also write new programs and transactions, that can be exposed as Web services.

The SupportPac is bundled as a Web application that runs under a light-weight infrastructure, bundled as part of TXSeries. The light-weight infrastructure addresses the need for a minimal footprint that is easy to configure, and has a secure infrastructure for hosting Web applications and Web services. The light-weight infrastructure leverages the Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGI) or Eclipse platform from Lotus Expeditor to provide a generic, platform independent runtime environment. Light-weight infrastructure functions as the Web request gateway for the TXSeries Web services. The same light-weight infrastructure will be used for the TXSeries Administration tool as well.

The tool CICS Web Services Assistant is provided in this SupportPac, which performs language structure conversions and creates Web service description language (WSDL) files from the language structure. Details of the deployment steps necessary to expose a CICS application as a Web service are provided in the TXSeries Information Center documentation.

Possible Uses
Distributed CICS programs, and other programs written for TXSeries, can be consumed by tools and products that integrate with Web services.

Skill level required
Intermediate TXSeries and application programming skills.

Authors: TXSeries Development, Bangalore
Category: 3
Released: 26Nov09
Current Version: 1.0


This SupportPac requires:

Installation Instructions

To download the SupportPac:
1. Click on the FTP link below and save the compressed file to your local machine.
2. Extract the saved file to a temporary directory on your target machine. This will create the necessary installation files.
3. Follow the instructions in the included documentation to complete installation of this SupportPac.

Download package

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
CN01 (AIX) 26/11/2009 US English 88829123 HTTP
CN01 (HP Integrity) 26/11/2009 US English 127982229 HTTP
CN01 (HP PA-RISC) 26/11/2009 US English 99681405 HTTP
CN01 (Solaris) 26/11/2009 US English 100143153 HTTP
CN01 (Windows) 26/11/2009 US English 64353084 HTTP

Technical support

SupportPacs in this category are available at no charge to all licensed users of the CICS family products on the platforms specified in the SupportPac description. They are supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provide a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for CICS family products. Service is available for this SupportPac for as long as the CICS product with which the SupportPac is to be used is generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on this SupportPac when it is withdrawn from marketing by IBM.

Please read the license file that accompanies the SupportPac, to determine if you want to use it.

Other CICS SupportPacs
To view the complete portfolio of CICS SupportPacs, go to the CICS SupportPacs Home Page

Document information

More support for: TXSeries for Multiplatforms

Software version: 7.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 4024193

Modified date: 27 November 2009

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