Dump Detective for CICS 1.2 Release Notes
Released On: 02/16/2005
The source processor now support a PARM=NEW parameter to enable multiple copies of the source for a program to be maintained on the source file. The source processor has been restructured to reduce the storage required to execute it a new list only feature incorporated via a PARM parameter on the EXEC statement to allow for the situation where a fatal compile error occurs and a listing is still required. All sample JCL has been updated to incorporate the use of this feature via conditional JCL.
Suppress Dumps on CICS Dump Files
A new TRANSDUMP parameter is now available when using DTECINIT to initialize or update Dump Detective settings. When set to NO, the TRANSDUMP parameter causes Dump Detective to prevent transaction dumps being written to the CICS dump files. When set to YES, the TRANSDUMP parameter causes transaction dumps to be written to both the Dump Detective and CICS dump files.
Suppress Duplicate Dumps
A new SUPDUPDUMP parameter is now available when using DTECINIT to initialize or update Dump Detective settings. When set to YES, the SUPDUPDUMP parameter causes Dump Detective to prevent the storage of duplicate transaction dumps on the Dump Detective dump file.
Three new commands MENU, DDir (dump directory) and Areas (list dump areas) are introduced to improve navigation to two key displays in the system. The AREAS command is associated with a PF key so that once a dump has been selected for analysis the list of dump areas can be viewed at any time by pressing the appropriate PF key. MENU now appears associated with the PF3 key to distinguish when pressing that key will display the current menu screen rather than EXITing to the display that invoked the current screen
Revised Dump Directory Display
The contents of the Dump Directory display have been revised and the display now shows date and time, dump code, transaction id, terminal id, failing program and offset, user id and application id.
Source Display for link list programs
Dump Detective attempts to present source for any program in the current link chain when the program is selected from the Areas display
New Data Window options
Data displayed in data windows may now be displayed in more formats. As well as the existing hex dump and decimal dump formats, data can now be displayed by value or as hex only. The format of data displayed in windows is now controlled by additional items on the User Preferences display.
Abend display customization
More options are now available to vary the format and contents of the STOP display, The data window may now be fixed at the bottom of the display or placed immediately after the current statement. The contents and position of the window are determined via options set using the User Preferences display. The WINDOW command may be used to vary the contents of the window on a temporary basis.
Mixed case displays
All displays can now be in mixed or upper case based on an option defined on the User Preferences display. By default displays will be in mixed case. The default can be changed temporally using the CASE command or permanently using the User Preferences display.
A new User Preferences option has been introduced to permit users to control the distance a display will move when a scroll key is pressed. The distance may be either a full page or to the current position of the cursor within the display. The SCROLL command can be used to change the scroll distance on a temporary basis. Command BAck, Forward, UP and DOwn have been introduced to provide a wider range of movement when navigating through source and storage displays.
When a storage area is displayed as the result of and Addr (storage address) command (either via a direct command or indirectly via a Target command) it is now possible to display backwards beyond the original address within a contiguous area of storage.
A new TRace command is introduced to permit the display of the CICS Trace Table at three levels; CICS commands, Summary and Detail (Refer to User Guide for more information).
Group command enhancement
The FIND/UFIND and RFIND commands can now be used to position the display by searching for a variable whose name contains a given string.
Improved PL/1 support
Pl/1 support has been improved and now permits variables to be displayed using the ZOOM key on source displays.