Detection of OS/VS COBOL modules running within CICS TS 2.3

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Problem(Abstract)

How do you find OS/VS COBOL modules running in my CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V2.3 region?

Cause

CICS TS V3.1, and later, will not run OS/VS COBOL application modules.

Resolving the problem

CICS Transaction Server V3.1 (and any subsequent releases of CICS) will not run OS/VS COBOL application modules. Therefore, in order to prevent application failures within CICS TS 3.1, or later, you must recode all OS/VS COBOL modules into a supported language (such as Enterprise COBOL).

The first step is to find the modules running within a CICS region (which will, therefore, be CICS TS V2.3). The approach to take is to ensure that appropriate APARs are applied that have the effect of creating a new message DFHAP1301 when an OS/VS COBOL module is first used within the CICS region:

DFHAP1301 W DATE TIME APPLID TRANID PROGRAM NAME SUPPORT FOR PROGRAMS COMPILED USING OS/VS COBOL HAS BEEN DEPRECATED

For CICS TS 2.3, apply the PTFs for APARs PK10480 and PK15436 to add message DFHAP1301 to your regions.

Note that if an OS/VS COBOL module is not run, the message will not be created, so detection might be incomplete.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development COBOL for OS/390 & VM Compile OS/390, z/OS 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 1.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.1 All Editions
Software Development COBOL for OS/390 & VM Runtime OS/390, z/OS 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 1.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.1 All Editions
Software Development Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Compile OS/390, z/OS 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 All Editions
Software Development Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Runtime OS/390, z/OS 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 All Editions

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

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Document information


More support for:

CICS Transaction Server
COBOL Language

Software version:

2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2

Operating system(s):

z/OS

Reference #:

1229560

Modified date:

2014-08-02

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