MacKinney Systems, Inc.

Summary of Changes for MacKinney Batch to CICS 1.6

The new release of MBC unveils some exciting new features including support for new CEDA commands, returning additional output from CEMT commands, support for an additional output DD to allow redirecting or interpreting extended output, and IPV6 support for VSE among others. Here is a summary of the new features:

  • Added new CEDA and CDAL commands to utilize the CEDA API from a batch job
  • Added support for multiple administrators in a region at the same time
  • Added new warning message when preparing the BATCNTL for administrative use
  • Added IPV6 support for IP version
  • Added Single Execution Userid support for IP version to route all commands through a single userid
  • Added new parm, "?", to hide errors for PHAS and NEWC commands so command can be sent to all regions even when a program is not installed without incurring an error
  • Added installation option LOGXDD in support of an optional SYSLSTX DD (z/OS) or ASSGN (VSE) to separate extended data returned by CEDA, CDAL, QRYL, QRYS and CEMT commands
  • Added new user exit MBCBLXGX to allow user control of data written to the extended data log
  • Added installation option EMTMSGS in support of returning extended data output for all CEMT commands or only CEMT INQUIRE commands
  • Enhanced CEMT command support to return extended status and error messages
  • Added support of TDQ resources in Resource Groups
  • Many more minor changes and fixes


Example new CEDA command: Install group MACKBTS.



Example new CDAL command: Define a new transaction BTSV pointing to program BTSPPGMV.






MacKinney Batch to CICS