tablesONLINE/CICS is optimized to reduce the need for Working Storage by utilizing a Constants module that is shared by all tablesONLINE users in this region. This module can be updated using the TBOLCNST table that is accessible from the Administrator menu.

tablesONLINE/CICS requires that working storage be initialized to binary zeroes. Under LE, this is accomplished by ensuring that the run-time storage option for the CICS region is STORAGE=(00,…). Refer to IBM’s LE Customization manual for guidance in creating a CEEUOPT or CEEROPT module.

tablesONLINE/CICS is also fully reentrant and can take advantage of the features offered by the read/write VTS Agent, if the optional VTS product is installed.

Administrative features include:

  • Controlling access to the tables
  • Maintaining several generations of tables so errors can be fixed by returning to a previous generation
  • Maintaining copies of the distribution versions of tables available for use if all modified generations become corrupt
  • Set up of read/write VTS