CICS manuals in hardcopy, PDF, and HTML format

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What CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) manuals are available in hardcopy format and in PDF and HTML format?


A very small subset of CICS information, such as licensing information, is provided in hardcopy with the product. For some earlier releases, the Program Directory and What's New were also provided, along with a CD containing the information center and PDF manuals.

From CICS TS 4.2, the Program Directory, the information center, and the PDF manuals are provided for download through the IBM Publications Center. For releases up to CICS TS 5.2, the PDF manuals were included in the information center. From CICS TS 5.2, the PDF manuals and the downloadable information center are provided separately. The online information for CICS is provided in IBM Knowledge Center and updated regularly there.

All CICS Transaction Server manuals are available in PDF format. For releases up to CICS TS 5.1, the manuals are available also in HTML as part of the information center. Some information, such as Javadoc, is provided online only. The Program Directory is provided in PDF only.

The CICS "Product documentation" section in IBM Knowledge Center gives details of all the formats of information that are available, and how to view and download them.

For CICS TS for z/VSE, see the Documentation section of the z/VSE product pages.

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 4.3, 4.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS Documentation z/OS 1.2, 2.1
Host Transaction Processing IBM Session Manager Documentation z/OS 3.2, 3.1, 2.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Gateway Documentation z/OS 9.0, 8.1, 8.0, 7.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS Universal Client Documentation 7.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Batch Application Control for z/OS Documentation z/OS 1.1.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 2.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer Documentation z/OS 1.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 1.1

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

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1.1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2

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