Specifying a CICS resource

Many Z Data Tools panels and batch functions allow you to specify the name of a CICS® resource that you wish to use for the current process.

To specify a CICS resource from the Z Data Tools base component (not from ZDT/CICS), use the notation shown here.

The same notation applies to both panel and keyword fields. You can only specify generic values on panels.
rt:applid:rname
Where:
rt
Resource type. Valid values are:
FI
For a CICS file.
TD
For a Transient Data Queue.
TS
For a Temporary Storage Queue.
applid1
The VTAM® applid of the CICS system. You can specify a generic name to display a list of CICS systems if an HFMCICS DD describing CICS applids has been allocated to the ISPF session. See the Z Data Tools Customization Guide for details.
rname
The name of the resource. You can specify a generic name to select from a list.
Note:
  1. To specify a CICS resource from Z Data Tools when running under ZDT/CICS, omit the applid parameter from the resource name:
    rt:rname

Patterns (only usable on panels) can contain a percent sign (%) to represent a single character, and an asterisk (*) to represent any number of characters within one qualifier. Two asterisks (**) represent any number of characters within any number of qualifiers.

For a list of functions that allow you to access CICS resources from ISPF using the Z Data Tools editor or browser, see Table 1.

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