Xpediter Mainframe Debugger Tutorial (Part 2)

Refer “part1“,  if you miss it. We are “Born to win“. Working with Xpediter/CICS is a nice challenging job. You agree, CICS is a popular Online Transaction Processing. Learning few Xpediter commands enough you debug CICS program.

In an online  environment, either production/test environment, debugging is a little hard. With Xpediter you will overcome it. Just make sure your installation has Xpediter setup.

Follow the steps:

  • XPED    xxxxxxx (program name)
  • Press F3, Select option 6, DSECT (Give your program name, Logical terminal, Transaction name)
  • F3, F3, You will see “session control”
  • Fill the options 4 and option 6 (Give user id, program name, Terminal id, Transaction id etc)
  • F3, it will take you to “End session screen”
  • Give “End session : No” and “Dump option: No”
  • Press enter
  • XPED xxxxx(pgm name)
  • You will see now your program, set Break point where you need.
  • Now give input in the screen, see line by line execution.
  • If you want to exit from Xpediter, just use Pause-break & “XPND” to terminate a session

Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.