IBM CICS Transaction Server build toolkit
The IBM CICS Transaction Server build toolkit provides a command-line interface for automating the building of CICS projects created using CICS Explorer
The CICS Transaction Server build toolkit (CICS build toolkit) was updated* on December 16, 2016. It provides a command line interface for build automation of CICS projects, such as CICS bundles, CICS applications, CICS application bindings, and CICS platforms. The CICS build toolkit also supports projects that are referenced by CICS bundles, including OSGi applications, OSGi bundles, enterprise applications, and dynamic web projects, and can take pre-built OSGi bundles and IBM WebSphere Liberty applications as input.
In a continuous integration environment, a build script runs automatically when a developer checks-in updates to their application. The script checks-out the latest application from source control, and calls the CICS build toolkit to build the projects that form the application. The script checks the result of the build for errors and, if appropriate, copies the built projects to a suitable location, such as an artifact repository or a staging area on zFS.
To facilitate the deployment of the same application to different environments (for example, development, quality assurance, and production), you can use the CICS build toolkit to resolve variables in CICS bundles. A script typically uses the built projects together with a properties file that defines values for variables in the target environment.
Please post feedback about the CICS build toolkit, or questions about how to use it to automate building your CICS applications to dW Answers and include "CICS" in the tags.
Skill level required
A build engineer with a good understanding of command line and scripting tools.
- Release 126.96.36.199- Bug fixes in-line with updates to base CICS Transaction Server.
- Release 188.8.131.52 - Bug fixes in-line with updates to base CICS Transaction Server.
- Release 184.108.40.206 - Bug fixes in-line with updates to base CICS Transaction Server for service update.
- Release 220.127.116.11 - Add support to build Java applications that use the JCICS API CICSExecutorService.runAsCICS and APIs provided by IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.104.22.168.
- Release 22.214.171.124 - Add support to build CICS platforms.
This CICS build toolkit is entitled for use with a licensed copy of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4, or later.
To download this plug-in:
1. Click on the HTTP link below and save the compressed file to your local machine.
2. Extract the saved file to a temporary directory on your target machine. This will create the necessary installation files.
3. Follow the instructions in the supplied readme.txt to complete installation.
Descriptions of the command line options and examples are in the CICS documentation, under topic CICS application build automation with the CICS build toolkit.
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The CICS build toolkit available for download from this page (the "CICS build toolkit Program") is available at no charge to all licensed users of the IBM Program(s) specified in the Limited Use Program clause of the accompanying IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (the "Parent Program"). The CICS build toolkit Program is supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IPLA and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provides a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for the Parent Program. Service is available for the CICS build toolkit Program for as long as the Parent Program with which the CICS build toolkit Program is to be used is generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on the CICS build toolkit Program when it is withdrawn from marketing by IBM.
Please read the license file that accompanies the CICS build toolkit Program, to determine if you want to use it.
CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server
More support for:
CICS Transaction Server
Software version: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Operating system(s): Linux, Windows, z/OS
Reference #: 4041185
Modified date: 21 December 2016
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