Goal

To make your CICS tasks accessible to other applications by calling Web services running on an Apache Axis application server.

Method

You'll need to install and configure Apache Tomcat and Axis. Then, using Task Builder for CICS, you can convert your COBOL copybook into a task, and generate Apache Axis Web services. The Task Builder generates an Ant script which you can use to deploy your task; or, you can manually deploy the task to a remote server. Then, once you've deployed, Axis provides a method to generate source code that you can use to access your tasks from other applications.

To make tasks available as Apache Axis Web services, you use these components:

Before You Start

This How-To assumes that you have installed and configured Task Builder for CICS and have access to an MCS server which has the Synapta Services Builder for CICS management components installed.

Steps

Following are the main steps you need to complete for this How-To:

  1. Install and configure Apache Tomcat and Axis.

  2. Generate Apache Axis Web services.

  3. Deploy your Web services.

  4. Call your Web services from an application.

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