Using CFA from a CICS terminal

To use the CFA transaction from a CICS® terminal, simply enter CFA. You can optionally pass a command parameter as described in Using CFA from an MVS console. The initial display is similar to the following:

Figure 1. Sample CFA transaction display
             Z Abend Investigator Control Transaction

Options: I=Install U=Uninstall
                  Current Status/Error Message
_ XPCABND         Installed
_ XDUREQ          Installed
_ LE Exit         Installed
_ SDUMP Screening Installed
_ XEIIN           Uninstalled

        Current    HWM  Setting    MWS
Active     0000   0000     0002
Waiting    0000   0000     0020   0123








HFZTRACE OFF DeferredReport ON

PF1=Help PF3=Exit PF4=Opts PF5=Clear FND Area PF9=IVP PF11=TRACE ENTER=Update

Initially, the display shows the current status of the CICS Z Abend Investigator exit points, plus details of any active and waiting Z Abend Investigator tasks. By entering an I or U (for Install or Uninstall) next to a specific exit point, its status can be changed accordingly. If there is an active analysis task (as shown in the example above), then a CICS TASK FORCEPURGE can be issued for that task by entering an F in the input field next to the active task details. This function is only possible if CICS transaction isolation is INACTIVE, or if ACTIVE, that the HFZXFA program is defined to have an EXECKEY of CICS.

PF9 can be used to display a list of IVP tests. For details, see Verifying Z Abend Investigator customization under CICS.

The PF11 function is described in HFZTRACE under CICS.

For help information about a specific CICS exit, press PF1 on the main panel with the cursor on an exit selection field.

If pressing PF4, then the Z Abend Investigator Exit Options display is shown. This display provides information about the current default options that are in effect for the CICS region. An example of this display is shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2. Sample CFA Exit Options display
                 Z Abend Investigator Exit Options

Description                            Option                Setting
Debug trace . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ZZDEBUG  . . . . . .  OFF
Suppress Msg: HFZ0034I  . . . . . . .  QUIET(HFZ0034I)  . .  OFF
              HFZ0066I  . . . . . . .  QUIET(HFZ0066I)  . .  OFF
              HFZ0118W  . . . . . . .  QUIET(HFZ0118W)  . .  OFF
Transaction Dump Table Check  . . . .  CICSDUMPTABLEEXCLUDE  ON
Retain CICS dumps . . . . . . . . . .  RETAINCICSDUMP . . .  ALL
Fast duplicate minutes  . . . . . . .  NODUP  . . . . . . .  00000
   Include EXEC CICS DUMP . . . . . .     IECD  . . . . . .  OFF












           PF3=Exit

These options are updated each time a new fault entry is created to reflect the values that are in effect via the HFZOPTS DD statement or HFZCNFxx parmlib member.