Debugging CICS Channels and Containers

Restriction: This topic applies to native COBOL only.

As you debug a CICS application in Enterprise Developer, you can view the contents of channels and containers via the CICS Channels window, and edit the contents of writable containers from the Memory and Watch windows.

The CICS Channels window is displayed automatically when the Debugger executes an EXEC CICS statement that references a channel and/or container, such as EXEC CICS PUT CONTAINER (CHANNEL). The window remains open and is updated automatically as and when required until debugging is terminated.

You can also display the CICS Channels window manually by clicking Debug > Windows > CICS Channels.