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The CICS Option component of Mainframe Express provides an environment for the development of CICS application programs within the integrated development environment of Mainframe Express.
This technical guide is for COBOL programmers developing CICS applications who need information about the advanced features of the CICS Option component of Mainframe Express. The basic features and functions of CICS Option are described in the User's Guide, the Administrator's Guide, and the online help that is part of Mainframe Express.
This guide is not meant to be read consecutively from start to finish. Its purpose is to provide technical information about functions and features of CICS Option and you should therefore need only to read the chapters on the features you need information about.
The following type styles and conventions have been used in this Technical Guide:
cat script_name | more
The italic text denotes a variable that you type as part of the command.
column_nameis like the
pattern_value, or is not like the
pattern_value, depending on the absence or presence of the optional word
column_name [NOT] LIKE pattern_value
This paragraph only applies on Windows 95 systems.