Selecting a CICS dump data set

To select a CICS® system abend SVC dump or SYSMDUMP data set, first select the Analyze MVS™ Dump Data Set option from the Fault Entry List display File menu (for information about selecting this option in general, refer to Action-bar pull-down menus). This option brings up the Analyze MVS Dump Data Set display as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Sample Analyze MVS Dump Data Set display
  File  View  Services  Help
Analyze MVS Dump Data Set                                      Line 1 Col 1 80
Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR 

Enter the name of a MVS SVC or SYSMDUMP data set and press Enter to initiate a
performing analysis, issue the Exit (PF3) or Cancel (PF12) command.

Dump Data Set Name. . . . . : 'cics.dump1'                                  

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On this display, type the name of the SVC dump or SYSMDUMP data set containing the CICS system abend dump to be analyzed. The data set name-specification follows the ISPF data set name rules, that is, a data set name that is not enclosed in single quotes is prefixed by the current TSO profile prefix. The data set specified is checked for existence before being accepted. In this example, data set CICS.DUMP1 is being analyzed.

The last data set name that is specified is stored in the ISPF profile for your application ID and is used for initialization of the display.

When the specified MVS dump data set name has been validated, the Z Abend Investigator CICS system abend analysis commences as indicated by the "Analyzing MVS dump data set. Please wait..." message being displayed (Figure 2).
Figure 2. Recognizing that analysis has commenced
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HCL Z Abend Investigator - Fault Entry List                    Line 1 Col 1 80
Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR 

Fault History File or View  : 'NWILKES.DEMO.HIST'                           

{The following line commands are available: ? (Query), V or S (View saved
report), I (Interactive reanalysis), B (Batch reanalysis), D (Delete), H
(Duplicate history), C (Copy fault entry), M (Move fault entry), X (XMIT fault

   Fault ID Job/Tran User ID  Sys/Job  Abend Date       Time    
__   F00323 HFZVPCOB NWILKES  MVS2     S0C7  2019/12/21 13:02:25
__   F00445 ALLANT01 JACKIED  MVS8     S0C7  2019/12/19 03:29:57
__   F00442 ALLANT01 ALLANT   MVS8     S0C7  2019/09/10 22:20:10
__   F00349 CS05     CICSUSER CSCB0050 ASRA  2019/08/23 07:47:23
__   F00348 CS04     CICSUSER CSCB0040 ASRA  2019/08/23 07:46:36
__   F00345 CS01     CICSUSER CSCB0010 AEIL  2019/08/23 07:43:35
__   F00050 PSTRANDR PSTRAND  STPLEX4B S0C4  2019/08/02 17:03:18
__   F00035 CICS53   n/a      MVS2     n/a   2019/04/05 14:49:11
__   F00034 CI ┌ ─────────────────────────────────────────────┐ 3
__   F00294 DB │ Analyzing MVS dump data set. Please wait... │ 9
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