z/OS CICS execution commands

To properly enter the z/OS CICS execution commands, you must observe the command syntax as well as the following general rules:

  • Each command must begin with a hyphen (-) or a forward slash (/).
  • At least one space between commands is required (for example: -A -V).
  • Do not put spaces within commands, except for -I, -O and -V, which require a space before the source or target name.
  • Execution commands are not case sensitive.

Only the execution commands listed in the following table are supported under z/OS CICS. The majority of these commands are described in the Execution Commands documentation. If there is a difference in how the command is used for z/OS CICS, the exception is noted in the Syntax column. Commands only used by z/OS CICS are marked "Unique to z/OS CICS" in the Syntax column. z/OS CICS-specific commands are not listed in the Execution Commands documentation, so are described in this section. The Syntax displayed is for z/OS CICS usage.

Command
Syntax
Audit (-A)

-A [D[R|W]][E[R|W]][B[R|W]][C[R|W]][P[R|W]][[M][S]]
[@storage_codeName]

SlidingCentury
-D [ccyy|0]

Exception: None.

Fail on Warnings
-F[!][warning_code[:warning_code...]]

Exception: None.

Ignore Validation Options
-G[R][S][P]

Exception: None.

Input Dataset Override (-I)

-I[F]card_num[W|!W][B] [[@storage_code]
[:{W|P[delimiter_list]}]] [name]

Unique to z/OS CICS.

Input Echo Override
-IEcard_num[Ssize]

Exception: For z/OS CICS, this command cannot be used to designate the source (source) or change the specification for using workfiles (W|!W).

Execution Log (-L)
-L[@storage_codeName]

Unique to z/OS CICS.

Output Dataset Override (-O)

-O[F]card_num[+|!+][B][[@storage_code]
[#record_length][:{W|P[delimiter_list]}]] [name]

Unique to z/OS CICS.

Output Echo Override
-OEcard_num[S]

Exception: For z/OS CICS, the X option is not available to exclude this card from echo.

WorkSpace Paging
-Psize:count

Exception: None.

Enqueuing on Data Files (-Q)
-Q

Unique to z/OS CICS.

-T[I|ICcard_num|Ifrom[:to]][O|OCcard_num][S]
[@storage_codeName]

Unique to z/OS CICS.

Stop Validation
-V

Exception: None.

Workfiles in Memory (-WM)
-WM

Exception: None.

Ignore Warnings
-Z[!][warning_code[:warning_code...]]

Exception: None.

Problem Resolution (-$)
-$

Unique to z/OS CICS.

Print Uppercase (-+)
-+

Unique to z/OS CICS.

Eliminate AICA (ICVR Timeout) Abends (-!n)
-!n

Unique to z/OS CICS.

The following commands are unique to z/OS CICS.