CICS DCT - dct_name (group_name)

Use this page to view and edit the DCT dct_name, selected from the CICS Group group_name page.

The title bar gives details of the DCT you are editing and the resource group it belongs to.

Group List

Click this to display the CICS Group page group_name.


Click this to save changes you have made to the page and refresh the page. This button is displayed only if you have permission to edit the group in which the DCT resides.


Shows the name for this DCT.


Specify a description for this DCT (can be up to 60 characters).


Choose the destination for transient data:

  • Intra-Part - intrapartition
  • Indirect - indirect
  • Extra-Part - extrapartition
  • Internal Rdr - the internal reader to which CICS applications can direct a JCL jobstream for execution by the JCL engine
Indirect Name

Specify the symbolic name of the indirect destination. The symbolic name is used when writing to the destination. The name can be one to four characters in length. This control has an effect only if you selected Indirect in the Type control.


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 has an effect only if you selected Intra in the Type control.

Name (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.


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.

File Name

Specify the filename of the extrapartition file.

File Path

Specify the pathname of the folder that contains the extrapartition file.


Specify the filename extension of the extrapartion file.


Specify the name of the stand-alone Fileshare server that controls this file (if required).

Record Max

Specify the maximum length of a record in the extrapartition file.

Record Min

Specify the minimum length of a record in the extrapartition file.

Initial State

Choose the initial status of the data set:

  • Open - the data set is opened by system initialization.
  • Closed - the data set remains closed until you indicate that you want to open it.
Type (Extra-partition File Characteristics)

Choose whether the file is line sequential:

  • Normal - the file is not line sequential.
  • Line Sequential - the file is line sequential.
Print Attributes

Choose whether or not a forms control character is contained in the first position of each record:

  • No Control - records have no forms control character.
  • ASA - records contain a form control character that is in ASA format.
  • Machine - records contain a form control character that is in machine format.
I/O Type

Choose the type of input/output:

  • Input - input data.
  • Output - output data.
  • Read Backwards - input data read from the end of the dataset to the beginning.
Resource Keys, all

Choose a setting to apply to all the resource keys:

  • On - enables all the resource keys
  • Off - disables all the resource keys
Resource Keys, 1 - 24

Check any of the boxes 1 through 24 to activate that resource key.

Active, Display

Click this to display the currently installed definition of this resource.

Active, Install

Click this to install (make active) this resource.


Click this to delete this DCT. You see this button only if you have editing permissions for the group to which the DCT belongs.


Click this to create a new DCT using the entries specified on this page.


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