To convert a CICS transaction into a reusable code object which can be called from a custom, web-based application without touching code on the host.


The CICS transaction will be described by a COBOL copybook. You'll need to make a copy of this available to Task Builder. Using Task Builder, you can convert the copybook into a task, then generate the kind of task interface object needed for your development environment.

Note If you want to generate session EJBs or J2EE resource adapters to deploy your task, skip step three in this How-to, then, once you've published your task to MCS, use the How to Provide Tasks in a J2EE App Server as the next step.

Before You Start

This How-To assumes that you have installed Task Builder for CICS and have access to an MCS server, which has a Synapta Services Builder manager installed. Also, you'll need to have chosen an API and development environment.


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

  1. Define a host program.

  2. Define a task.

  3. Generate a task interface object.

  4. Publish the task.