Contains information and procedures for end users.
Once you have completed the preparing for installation, installation, and post-installation processing steps, you can log in and begin using CA XCOM for z/OS.
This section contains the following topics:
  • The Menu Interface (TSO/ISPF Panels)
    Access to the Primary Option Menu from ISPF is site-dependent. If CA XCOM Data Transport is not an option on the ISPF Primary Option Menu or any subordinate ISPF menu screen, include a procedure in your CLIST, select Option 6 from the ISPF Primary Option Menu, press Enter to go to the command line mode, and type the name of the member where your CLIST is stored (for example, XCOM116). Then, press Enter again to invoke CA XCOM Data Transport.
  • The Batch Interface
    All local and remote z/OS users can send and retrieve data files between z/OS and other z/OS or non-z/OS systems using the CA XCOM Data Transport Batch Interface. In addition, all local z/OS users can use the Batch Interface to send jobs and reports for processing to remote systems.
  • The XCOM Programming Interface
    You can invoke CA XCOM Data Transport from application programs to execute file transfers. We provide examples of COBOL and Assembler main programs calling XCOMJOB as a subprogram.
  • Remote Spooling (Process SYSOUT)
    The Process SYSOUT Interface allows passive use of CA XCOM Data Transport. No CA XCOM Data Transport commands or CA XCOM Data Transport JCL procedures are necessary. IBM utility programs such as IEBGENER, and common TSO commands such as PRINTOFF, VPSPRINT, and DSPRINT can invoke CA XCOM.
  • Operation and Control
    Review the console commands that are provided with the CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS software.
  • History and SMF Files
    Review the CA XCOM Data Transport SMF record, the CA XCOM Data Transport History File, the XCOMUTIL utility, which selectively purges records from the History File, and the XCV2ODBC utility, which migrates a VSAM history database to an ODBC (DB2) history table.
  • Request Queue Migration
    The XCOMMIGR facility migrates a request queue for use with another version of CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS.
  • Sample Files
    We provide sample files on the CA XCOM Data Transport for the z/OS distribution file.
  • User Exits
    CA XCOM Data Transport user exits let you modify characteristics and capabilities of CA XCOM Data Transport software by inserting your own routines at various positions, which are known as exit points, in the source code. This section provides information about all currently available user exits.