How to Use Working Storage in CICS

COBOL program supports CICS. A developer’s question is why Working-storage and Linkage sections are needed. Below are my answers.

Why You Need Working Storage Definitions in CICS

You can define error-counts, File descriptions at 01 levels, Record key, Symbolic map, etc.
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COPY Mapname
COPY DFHAID
COPY DFHBMSCA

You can also define, Transactions-ids, File-length, etc.

Why You Need Linkage Section in CICS

In the Linkage section, you can define DFHCOMMAREA, Pointers, Variables related to the ADDRESS.

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