Selecting a CICS auxiliary trace data set

To select a CICS® auxiliary trace data set, first select the Format CICS Auxiliary Trace 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 opens the Format CICS Auxiliary Trace Data Set display as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Sample Format CICS Auxiliary Trace Data Set display
  File  View  Services  Help
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Analyze MVS Dump Data Set                                      Line 1 Col 1 80
Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR 

Enter the name of a CICS auxiliary trace data set and press Enter to initiate
formatting. To return from this display without formatting trace, issue the
Exit (PF3) or Cancel (PF12) command.

Trace Data Set Name . . . . : 'cics.trace1'                                 

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On this display, type the name of the data set containing the CICS auxiliary trace to be formatted. 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.TRACE1 is being formatted.

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 trace data set name has been validated, the Z Abend Investigator CICS auxiliary trace formatting commences as indicated by the "Processing auxiliary trace data set. Please wait..." message being displayed (Figure 2).
Figure 2. Recognizing that trace processing has commenced
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Format CICS Auxiliary Data Set                                 Line 1 Col 1 80
Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR 

Enter the name of a CICS auxiliary trace data set and press Enter to initiate
formatting. To return from this display without formatting trace, issue the
Exit (PF3) or Cancel (PF12) command.

Trace Data Set Name . . . . : 'CICS.TRACE1'                                 

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