CICS Transaction Storage Summary

Selecting the "CICS® Transaction Storage Summary" link provides you with a display which provides information about the storage areas owned by the current CICS transaction, as the example shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Sample CICS Transaction Storage Summary display
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CICS Transaction Storage Summary - All Tasks                   Line 1 Col 1 80 
Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR 
Current All - TRANID: CFA CICS ABEND: FLT1 FAE1 2019/07 Tran Address Length Type ID Task # Possible Overlay 00100008 00002D60 NEWC 0002915C n/a 00103008 00000650 CECI 0002916C n/a 00104000 000029F0 USER24 None detected Total: 000029F0 USER24 19320008 00000030 NEWC 0002915C n/a 193201E8 000000C0 NEWC 0002915C n/a 193202B8 00003AD0 NEWC 0002915C n/a 19323D98 0000A770 NEWC 0002915C n/a 19330008 000001C0 CECI 0002916C n/a 193301E8 000000C0 CECI 0002916C n/a 193302B8 00007D00 CECI 0002916C n/a 19337FC8 00000120 CECI 0002916C n/a 193380F8 000004F0 CECI 0002916C n/a 1934B170 00000FD0 USER31 None detected 19340660 000000E0 USER31 None detected 19340910 0000A860 USER31 None detected

The CICS Transaction Storage Summary display can be important when a transaction's storage has been overlaid by another task, as it helps identify transactions whose storage was near or adjacent to the overlay. When Z Abend Investigator is invoked to analyze a CICS transaction abend, the storage allocations of all other concurrently running tasks are gathered. This information can then be displayed, during interactive reanalysis, in the CICS transaction storage summary display.

The display has two point-and-shoot fields, "Current" and "All", which toggle the display accordingly.

You also can display CICS transaction storage by using the CICSSTG command. See CICSSTG.