Finding CICS product documentation

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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?

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The best place to find CICS product documentation is in IBM Knowledge Center at www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter. Documentation for the following can be found under "CICS" in the Table of Contents of IBM Knowledge Center:

  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (includes CICS Explorer and Feature Packs)
  • CICS Tools
    • CICS Batch Application Control for z/OS
    • CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS
    • CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS
    • CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
    • CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS
    • CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS
    • CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS
    • CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS
    • IBM Session Manager for z/OS
  • CICS Transaction Gateway
    • CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms
    • CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS
  • Education Assistant for CICS
  • TXSeries for Multiplatforms

Links to each supported version of CICS TS for z/OS can also be found on the Welcome page for CICS Transaction Server in the Knowledge Center. The CICS information in IBM Knowledge Center is refreshed regularly to include updates from APARs and reader comments.

For information on CICS for VSE, see the z/VSE documentation page for a list of libraries. Work is in progress to add CICS for VSE documentation to the IBM Knowledge Center.




The product documentation within the Information Centers is being replaced by the IBM Knowledge Center. As part of this change redirects are being put in place that automatically take you to the new IBM Knowledge Center when you click on a link for an Information Center. For now, links to the Information Centers are provided in the following list. After allowing some time for the transition to IBM Knowledge Center, the links to the Information Centers will be removed from this document.

Note: Redirects to the IBM Knowledge Center will be continue to be in place after the transition is complete in case you have the Information Centers bookmarked.

Choose the Information Center for the release of CICS you are using:

CICS TS V5.1 Information Center

CICS TS V4.2 Information Center

CICS TS V4.1 Information Center

CICS TS V3.2 Information Center (redirects already in place)

CICS TS V3.1 Information Center (redirects already in place)

An Information Center for CICS TS V5.2 was never available on an IBM website. However, there is an information center available for download and installation on a workstation or server for all supported releases of CICS TS including CICS TS V5.2.

The Product documentation section within the IBM Knowledge Center gives links to all available releases of information centers for CICS TS.

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 format. A plug-in is a set of files that are designed to run in an Eclipse framework. See the Eclipse website for more information.


Related information

CICS manuals in hardcopy and PDF and HTML format
CICS information centers on CD
IBM CL/SUPERSESSION Library
IBM CL/CONFERENCE library

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
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS Documentation z/OS 5.2, 5.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS Documentation z/OS 2.1
Host Transaction Processing IBM Session Manager Documentation z/OS 3.2
Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Gateway Documentation z/OS 9.0, 8.1, 8.0
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 5.2, 5.1
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

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

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows, z/OS, z/VSE

Reference #:

1200934

Modified date:

2014-07-17

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