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Including CICS Exec Statements in Copybooks

Including CICS Exec Statements in Copybooks

Including CICS Exec Statements in Copybooks

Hello all!

I am wondering if there is a way to include CICS commands (exec-cics) in copybooks.  I have common code that is used in many programs that I would like to put into a copybook.  Is it possible?  Are there any other alternatives?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!


RE: Including CICS Exec Statements in Copybooks

IBM's Enterprise COBOL for OS/390 apparently does this. The blurb states:
EXEC CICS and EXEC DLI statements can be included in copybooks without the need to translate them separately before compilation.

See http://www-3.ibm.com/software/ad/cobol/zos/about/ for further info.

But if you haven't got it (and most places haven't) the only other possibility that I can think of is to EXEC SQL INCLUDE the copybook and run a DB2 pre-compiler step before the CICs translator. Not ideal, but I think it might work as even if the program was not DB2, you'd only get a warning message.

RE: Including CICS Exec Statements in Copybooks

Have you considered moving the code into a dynamically called module. Then if there are ever any changes need to the code you can simply change the module in isolation rather than having to recompile and link a whole host of programs.

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