MacKinney Systems, Inc.

Released On: 12/09/2015

Dump Detective V4.3 is now available for use in the following environments:-

  • VSE/ESA, z/VSE - CICS 2.3, CICS TS 1.1 - 2.1
  • OS/390, z/OS  - CICS 4.1, CICS TS 1.1 - 5.3

Existing customers will need to upgrade if they wish to migrate to VSE CICS TS 2.1 or OS CICS TS 5.3

As well as consolidating fixes for all known problems, version 4.3 incorporates the following enhancements:

Fewer Programs

The number of programs that make up the product has been reduced by merging common functionality into single programs.

24-bit Storage usage

All programs now execute in 31-bit storage eliminating the use of below the line storage completely.

Alternate Screen Size usage

Dump Detective displays will now automatically use the alternate screen size, if any, assigned to a display irrespective of the transaction profile in use.

Upper/Mixed Case usage

Output displays will always use mixed case for protected fields and the case of unprotected fields will always adhere to the Use Mixed Case setting in the User Preferences irrespective of the UCTRANS setting of the terminal. Similarly data will be received in mixed case even when the terminal is set UCTRANS(YES) if the Use Mixed Case setting is YES and will be converted to upper case even when the terminal setting is UCTRANS(NO) if the Use Mixed Case setting is NO.

Source Processor

The source processor has been enhanced to store lines in mixed case rather than folding them to upper case so the displayed image is a true representation of the source.

It will now permit listings for larger programs to be loaded, eliminating a BLD119 termination message when a record overflow occurs.

For z/OS binder maps that do not consist solely of B-Text segments will now be stored and displayed in the binder image format instead of link edit format.

RSA Command

A new RSA command ha been introduced that will display register save areas on a formatted display.

TAG Command

The TAG command has been extended to permit tagged items to be defined by typing the details in the command field of any display.

Picture Field Display

The handling of picture fields has been revised to reflect the SIGN LEADING, SIGN LEADING SEPARATE and SIGN TRAILING SEPARATE options instead of always displaying a fixed sign.