Finding CICS information centers

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How do you find CICS product documentation for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS), CICS on z/VSE, and the CICS tools?

Answer

The best place to find CICS product documentation is to use the CICS TS information centers. Documentation for the latest versions of the CICS Tools is also included in the CICS TS information centers. Each release of CICS has its own information center that you can view on the www.ibm.com web site or install on a workstation or server.

For information on CICS for VSE, see the z/VSE documentation page for a list of libraries. Note that the VSE documentation is not available in an information center.

The CICS information centers are powered by Eclipse technology and run on a number of platforms, including z/OS. Each information center contains a number of document plug-ins that contain the CICS documentation in HTML and PDF formats. A plug-in is a set of files that are designed to run in an Eclipse framework. See the Eclipse website for more information.

The CICS information centers on the IBM Web site are refreshed on a regular basis to include updates following APARs and readers comment forms (RCFs). The time stamp on the Welcome page indicates when the information center was last updated. The following information centers are available:

CICS TS V5.1 information center

CICS TS V4.2 information center

CICS TS V4.1 information center

CICS TS V3.2 information center

CICS TS V3.1 information center

CICS TS V2.3 information center (no longer updated)

CICS TS V2.2 manuals (information center no longer available)

Related information

CICS manuals in hardcopy and PDF and HTML format
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, 2.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Monitor for z/OS Documentation z/OS 1.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Recovery Documentation z/OS 4.2, 4.3
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 3.1, 2.2, 2.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Gateway Documentation z/OS 9.0, 8.1, 8.0, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0
Host Transaction Processing CICS Universal Client Documentation 7.1, 7.0
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, 1.2
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 CICS/VSE VSE z/VSE

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Document information


More support for:

CICS Transaction Server
Information Center

Software version:

1.1.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows, z/OS, z/VSE

Reference #:

1200934

Modified date:

2014-03-19

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