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?


Depending on the release of CICS, a small subset of CICS documentation is provided in hard copy format with the product including the Program Directory, What's new, and licensing information. The information center is also included with the product on CD.

Starting with CICS TS 4.2, the Program Directory and the Information Center are only available from the IBM Publications Center. The Information Center also includes the Program Directory.

All CICS Transaction Server manuals are available in HTML or PDF formats in the CICS information centers. Most manuals are available in both HTML and PDF formats. However, Javadoc is available in HTML format only and the Program Directory is available in PDF format only.

You can view, print, and download the books that are in PDF format. See Working with PDF files for instructions on how to do view, print, and download the PDF files.

The information centers are published on the IBM web site and regularly updated. Click on the following links to be taken to the PDF library in the CICS information centers:

Once in the information centers, you can use the CICS information center to search, browse, and bookmark CICS documentation and documentation for related tooling products.

Search within the information center does not search the Program Directory since this manual is only available in PDF format. You will have to open the PDF file before you can do a search of the contents.

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

Related information

Updating the CICS information centers
Finding CICS information centers
z/VSE documentation page
CICS information centers on CD

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS Documentation z/OS 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 5.1, 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 5.1, 1.1

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

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CICS Transaction Server

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1.1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1

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