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 IBMs 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