Transient Data Queue

Use this page to create a new Destination Control Table (DCT).

A DCT is a definition of a transient data queue.

Click INSTALL to install this resource.

Click ACTIVE to make this resource active.

Click DELETE to delete this DCT.

Click COPY to create a new DCT, using the values set on this page as the basis for the new DCT.

Click DUMP to create and view dump information for this DCT.

Click APPLY to save your changes to the DCT.

Specify a name for the DCT (can be up to 60 characters).
Click this to display the CICS Group group_name.
Specify a description for the DCT (can be up to 60 characters).
Choose the destination for transient data:
Internal Reader
The internal reader to which CICS applications can direct a JCL jobstream for execution by the JCL engine.
Check this to enable recovery of the destination in the event of an abnormal termination of either MSS or the transaction processing the destination. This control only has an effect if you selected Intra in the Type control.

Remote Queue

Specify the name of a remote transient data destination.
Specify the system or region in which the remote transient data destination resides. The name specified must be the same as that given in Name in the SysC or Sys62 definition.

Intra-Partition Triggering

Specify the name of the transaction that is to be automatically initiated when the trigger level specified in Trigger Level is reached. If no transaction is specified, or Trigger Level is set to 0, some other means must be used to schedule transactions to read records from the destinations.
Specify the terminal associated with the transient data destination. The terminal must be defined to MSS.
Trigger Level
Specify the number of records to be accumulated before a task is automatically initiated to process them. The maximum number you can enter is 32767.

Extra-Partition File Location Details

File Name
The filename of the extra-partition file.
File Path
The pathname of the extra-partition file.
Path Extension
The filename extension of the extra-partition file.
Fileshare Server
The name of the stand-alone Fileshare server that controls this file, if required.

Extra-Partition File Characteristics

Record Max
The maximum length of a record in the extra-partition file.
Record Min
The minimum length of a record in the extra-partition file.
Initial State
Specifies the initial state of the data set:
  • Closed
  • Open
File Type
Specifies whether the file is line sequential or normal:
  • Normal
  • Line Sequential
Print Attributes
Specifies whether or not a form's control character is contained in the first position of each record:
  • No Control
  • ASA
  • Machine
I/O Type
Specifies the type of input/output:
  • Input
  • Output
  • Read Backward
Specifies the type of access a user wants the data set to have:
Gives the user exclusive access to add data to the end of a sequential data set.
Gives the user exclusive access until they have finished using it.
Gives the user non-exclusive access so that other users can share the data set while it is being used.
Note: If SHR is selected and the enterprise server region is running in a PAC and a DCT is declared to be an Internal Reader then the Internal Reader queue will be stored in the SOR. Otherwise, it will be stored on disk.