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COBOL-IT support as a new feature in Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Release Notes

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September 23, 2011 by Oracle Tuxedo

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2)
July 2011

Revision History

July, 2011 

Release 11.1.1.2.2

February, 2011

Updated Supported Platforms in the Oracle Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2) Installation Guide with :

  •      Oracle Linux 5.5 (64-bit) on ExaLogic X2-2

December, 2010

Updated Supported Platforms in the Oracle Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2) Installation Guide with :

  •      HP-UX 11i v2 (64-bit) on Itanium
  •      Sun Microsystems Solaris 10 (64-bit) on SPARC
October, 2010 

Release 11.1.1.2.1

August, 2010 

Release 11.1.1.2.0

 

About this release

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch supports IBM mainframe applications rehosted to Oracle Tuxedo. It provides a combination of APIs and services that allows OLTP and Batch mainframe applications to run unchanged, preserving years of business logic and data investment. It provides application users with a familiar interface by supporting standard 3270 terminal emulators, and provides the familiar APIs and functions that developers use in their mainframe applications.

The result is the ability to quickly (with low risk, greater flexibility, and cost-efficiency) migrate legacy mainframe applications to open systems running an industry-leading COBOL and C/C++ application server.

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch major features are as follows:

  • CICS Runtime
    • Preprocesses source code and translates EXEC CICS statements and CICS keywords into CICS Runtime interfaces
    • A robust production environment based on Oracle Tuxedo that executes converted CICS applications
  • Batch Runtime
    • A robust execution engine that runs equivalent Korn-shell scripts converted from JCL
    • A Job Enqueueing Service based on Oracle Tuxedo that emulates Mainframe JES2

What’s New

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Release 11.1.1.2.2 includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • Copybook to Tuxedo VIEW32 definition conversion tool
  • UDB support
  • COBOL-IT support
  • Automatic conversion from CICS resource definition files to Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime resource definition files
  • SYSOUT SMTP Batch support
  • SYSOUT INTRDR Batch support
  • DD cards: LRECL/RECFM/KEYLEN/KEYOFF/RECORG, DCB, LIKE, DATACLAS batch support
  • IDCAMS: DEFINE CLUSTER, DATACLASS, NUMBERED, MODEL, ALLOCATE DATASET, DELETE NONVSAM batch support
  • DSNTIAUL: EXEC SQL, UNLOAD DATA support
  • DSNUTILB: EXEC SQL, LOAD DATA, UNLOAD DATA support

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Release 11.1.1.2.1 includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • Multi-Byte Character Set (MBCS) support
  • CICS Runtime
    • Task initiator or trigger monitor (CKTI) support
    • DB2/UDB support
    • ARTCNX server deployment on multiple nodes support
    • Authorization framework to support EXEC CICS QUERY SECURITY
  • Batch Runtime
    • SYNCSORT support
    • IEBCOPY support
    • IDCAMS PRINT, REPRO Enhancements

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Release 11.1.1.2.0 includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • CICS Runtime support for the following:
    • TDQ
    • RRDS
    • REQID and TOKEN options for file related CICS commands
    • TSQ enhancements
    • SSL connection with TN3270 Terminal emulator
    • ASSIGN APPLID
    • WRITE OPERATOR
    • INQUIRE TRANCLASS
    • RESETBR DATASET
    • UNLOCK DATASET
    • SEND WAIT
    • START TRANSID PROTECT
    • GETMAIN and FREEMAIN

 

  • Batch Runtime support for the following:
    • z/OS QSAM file migrated to Oracle DB sort
    • JOB card COND
    • More than seven GDG generations
    • JCL SYSIN enhancement
    • File concatenation enhancements
    • JCL OUTPUT and SYSOUT
    • JCL CURRENT_LABEL
    • IDCAMS PRINT and REPRO
    • ARTJES enhancement

Software Components

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch software consists of the following components:

  • CICS Runtime – CICS Runtime provides runtime environment for the CICS applications. It includes the following sub-components:
    • Preprocessor
    • CICS Runtime servers based on Oracle Tuxedo
    • Tools and utilities
  • Batch Runtime – Batch Runtime provides runtime environment for Batch JCL. It includes the following sub-components:
    • Batch execution engine
    • Tuxedo Job Enqueueing Service

Installation Notes 

The installation of Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2) does not require Oracle Tuxedo installation, but Oracle Tuxedo is a prerequisite at runtime.

For more information, see the Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Installation Guide.

Platform Support

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2) supported platforms are listed in the Supported Platforms in the Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Installation Guide.

Upgrade Considerations

When you upgrade Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch from an older release to a newer release, you must rerun the CICS Preprocessor against the CICS COBOL programs, and then recompile the COBOL programs.

Note : In Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11.1.1.2.2, ARTADM server is mandatory for CICS Runtime.

Limitations and Known Issues

The following sections describe the limitations and known issues with Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch.

Limitations

  • In Batch Runtime, IDCAMS LISTCAT is not supported
  • In Batch Runtime, SYNCSORT is not supported
  • In Batch Runtime, IEBGENER GENERATE with MEMBER is not supported
  • In Batch Runtime, system date (e.g. DATE1) comparison is not supported in SORT operation
  • In CICS Runtime, VSAM ESDS files are not supported
  • In CICS Runtime, VSAM KSDS to ISAM conversion is limited to support Read Only mode
  • In CICS Runtime, the following file related arguments are not supported or partially supported: GENERIC, KEYLENGTH, UPDATE, NUMREC.
  • In CICS Runtime, BMS file name cannot be used as MAPSET name in CICS SEND MAP and RECEIVE MAP commands

Known Issues

CICS Runtime READPREV command

Description :Th e CICS Runtime READPREV command does not work well when a VSAM file is converted to ISAM file.