Application-managed Services

A service must manage its own resources if:

A service in which the application accesses files in a non-transactional way, should be application managed.

A transactional application-managed service must contain all the transactional logic it needs, that is, it must complete with all resources either committed or rolled back.

The process within which an Application-managed service is executed does not terminate when that service completes. You should consider how this might affect resource manager client disposition. For example, if the service is accessing Resource Managers (RMs) for which there is no XAT defined there may be a need to manage the connection.

A CICS EXCI call can only be executed in a service that is Container Managed. An EXCI call executed in an Application Managed generates an abend: EXIA