Preparing to customize ZDT/CICS

ZDT/CICS runs by means of a CICSĀ® transaction, either by submitting a batch job or communicating with the ZCC server, which communicates with the CICS transaction via TCP/IP. There are a number of steps you need to perform to customize and facilitate this process.

Before you can install and customize ZDT/CICS, you must have installed the Z Data Tools base function. These topics assume you have installed ZDT/CICS into the same target and distribution libraries as Z Data Tools base function, with one exception: ZDT/CICS load modules are installed by default into HFM.SHFMMOD2, whereas Z Data Tools base function and the other Z Data Tools component load modules are installed into HFM.SHFMMOD1.

Apart from the load modules, you could encounter problems using Z Data Tools if you do not install ZDT/CICS in the same libraries as the base function.

Before you can use ZDT/CICS you must customize ZDT/CICS and the operating environment, as described in this section. You must also install and optionally customize Z Common Components, as described in Customizing Z Common Components for use with ZDT/CICS.

The ZDT/CICS interface allows you to process CICS resources through a CICS terminal session. You can also optionally invoke the Z Data Tools base function, ZDT/Db2, and ZDT/IMS interfaces through your ZDT/CICS session.

If you plan to use the ZCC server method for the CICS HFM transaction, you must also complete the customization of the ZCC server, as described in Customizing the Z Common Components server.

If you plan to run the Z Data Tools base function interface through the ZDT/CICS session, you must first complete the installation and customization of the Z Data Tools base function, as described in Customizing Z Data Tools.

If you plan to run the ZDT/IMS interface through the ZDT/CICS session, you must first complete the installation and customization of ZDT/IMS as described in Customizing Z Data Tools IMS Component.

If you plan to run the ZDT/Db2 interface through the ZDT/CICS session, you must first complete the installation and customization of ZDT/Db2 as described in Customizing Z Data Tools Db2 Component.

Table 1 lists the customization tasks you can perform for ZDT/CICS. Read the referenced sections in the table to determine the customization you need to do.