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Ask the Experts Replay: Demystifying Event Processing in CICS



This session unveils the mystery of CICS Event Processing and how organizations can use events to identify and react to situations as they occur. When changes are detected as they happen it can enable orgJoin anizations and their applications to respond in a timely fashion.


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Ask the Experts session
05 June 2014 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Time Questions asked
00:00 Silence
00:00 General introduction
02:01 Technical introduction
04:04 Do I need to change my CICS applications to get events from them?
05:18 Where can events be captured in CICS?
11:26 Where can I send events?
17:21 What are some of the things that people use CICS events for?
23:09 What are some Common "gotchas" when using CICS events?
34:53 Demo
49:44 Open lines for live question and answer period
49:57 How heavy is CEP? In other words, how many MIPS consumed does CEP add to an existing CICS transaction if I fire a single event only at the completion of a single program?
53:47 Is the CICS Explorer required to set up event processing? If so, are there plans to relax this requirement?
58:59 Summary
1:01:39 Closing remarks
1:02:10 End of Call

Panel of Experts:
Chris Carlin Staff Software Engineer, CICS Level 2 Support
Wang Chengfang CICS TS Level 3 Support
Catherine Moxey STSM, Architect for CICS Event Processing Support, Performance & Optimization
Andy Wharmby Developer for CICS Event Processing and Policy Support



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Related information

WebSphere Support Technical Exchange
Other CICS Technical Exchanges

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document information

More support for: CICS Transaction Server
Event Processing

Software version: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 7041814

Modified date: 09 June 2014

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