MacKinney Batch to CICS
MacKinney Batch to CICS puts you in control of your resources with all the tools needed to coordinate batch and CICS flow.
With MacKinney Batch to CICS (MBC) you can quickly send commands from your batch jobs to your CICS regions to coordinate file access, dynamically enable or disable programs and transactions, kick off transactions, send terminal messages and more.
- Open/Close VSAM files
- Quiesce/Unquiesce RLS files
- Enable/Disable programs and transactions
- Query resources (new in Release 1.5)
- Interface with CEDA (new in Release 1.6)
- Start CICS transactions
- Link to CICS programs
- Initiate CICS shutdown
- Send messages to CICS terminals
New Resource items let you define primary and secondary Datasets, making it easier to facilitate batch processing without downtime. And a new Startup Manager lets you choose the resources and their initial status depending on the startup type (COLD, AUTO).
For z/OS environments, MBC runs in CICS TS 1.3 and above.
For VSE, MBC runs in CICS TS 1.1.1 and above environment, and requires either BSI's or CSI's TCP/IP stack.
Note: For z/OS environments, cross-system EXCI requires a SYSPLEX. For VSE CICS 2.3 environments, contact MacKinney Systems for alternatives.
Note: MacKinney Batch to CICS was written to replace CICS/CEMT from Batch. CICS/CEMT from Batch is no longer available.