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Setting up a Transaction Work Area(TWA)

Setting up a Transaction Work Area(TWA)

Setting up a Transaction Work Area(TWA)

Hi all,

I am about to setup a Transaction Work Area in CICS and have Googled for the topic, I have checked the CICS Manual but cannot seem to find any sample code,

If you have any sample code that you could share with me I would really appreciate,


RE: Setting up a Transaction Work Area(TWA)



Transaction work area (TWA)
The size of the transaction work area is determined by the TWASize option in the Transaction Definitions (TD). If this is given a nonzero value, the TWA is always allocated, it lasts for the duration of the transaction, and it is accessible to all the programs that are in the transaction. Processor overhead that is associated with using the TWA is minimal. You do not need an EXEC CICS GETMAIN command to access it, and you address it with a single EXEC CICS ADDRESS command.

Now I can go to [url="http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/DFHJAP45/1.14?DT=20001025145155]the manual[/url] and find this:


returns a pointer reference, set to the address of the transaction work area (TWA).

So I know the command now that I'm looking for.  Google again...I get an example:


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