Two popular commands CECI Vs CECS in CICS

CECI is also called command level interpreter. Just type CECI on CICS terminal

You will see the following commands (Source IBM)

STATUS:  ENTER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ABend        DISAble      ISsue        RELease      SUspend ACquire      DISCard      Journal      RESEtbr      SYncpoint ADdress      DUmp         LInk         RESYnc       Trace ALlocate     ENAble       LOad         RETRieve     Unlock ASKtime      ENDbr        Monitor      RETUrn       Verify ASSign       ENQ          PErform      REWrite      WAIT BIf          ENTer        POInt        ROute        WAITCics BUild        EXtract      POP          SENd         WRITE CAncel       FEpi         POSt         SET          WRITEQ CHange       FOrmattime   PURge        SIGNOFf      Xctl COLlect      FREE         PUSh         SIGNON CONNect      FREEMain     Query        SPOOLClose CONVerse     GDs          READ         SPOOLOpen DELAy        GEtmain      READNext     SPOOLRead DELETE       Handle       READPrev     SPOOLWrite DELETEQ      IGnore       READQ        START DEQ          INquire      RECeive      STARTBr PF 1 HELP 2 HEX 3 END 4 EIB 5 VAR 6 USER             9 MSG

So CECI we can use to get complete syntax of CICS commands. No need to remember commands. Second usage is we can process the commands.

For ex: CECI RETRIVE   >>It display complete syntax of the command.

RETR
STATUS:  ABOUT TO EXECUTE COMMAND                           NAME=
EXEC CICS  RETRieve
< Set() | Into() >
< Length() >
< RTRansid() >
< RTErmid() >
< Queue() >
< Wait >
CECS– you call it as command level syntax checking.

By typing CECS you will get similar screen as in the case CECI. Only difference is that you can not process the commands.

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