How to Use EIB Fields in CICS Programs

Here’s the purpose of EIB fields in the CICS program. An application program can access all of the fields in the EIB by name.

Purpose of EIB Fields

  • These fields help to know about the execution of an application program. Viz: transaction identifier, the time and date (initially when the task is started, and subsequently if updated by the application program using the ASKTIME), and the cursor position on a display device.
  • These also contain information about a dump used for debugging a program.

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