What are the differences between and EXEC CICS XCTL and an
EXEC CICS START command?

Answer Posted / guest

->BY EXEC CICS XCTL is used to pass control from one
application program to another apllication program at the
same logical level. the calling(XCTLing ) program does not
expect control to be returned.

EXEC CICS XCTL
PROGRAM(program-name)
COMMAREA(ws-commarea)
LENGTH(ws-len)
END-EXEC.
->the START command is used to start a transaction at the
specified terminal and at d specified time or
interval.optionally , data can be passed to d to-be-
initiated transaction.

EXEC CICS START
INTERVAL(001500)
TRANSID('SGS')
TERMID('GDHD')
FROM(DATAFLD)
LENGTH(100)
RTRANSID(EIBTRNID)
RTERMID(EIBTRMID)
QUEUE(QNAME)
END-EXEC.
A special appliaction of the START command is the scheduled
transaction initiation ( STI ) , by which certain CICS
tranaction can be initiated automatically at d scheduled
time or interval.

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