17.00 - Glossary of Terms - IBM CICS Interface for Teradata

IBM CICS Interface for Teradata® Reference

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IBM CICS Interface for Teradata
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17.00
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June 2020
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Programming Reference
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B035-2448-220K

The CICS terms in the following table describe the structure and operation of the CICS Interface:

Glossary of Terms 
Term Definition
Task A unit of processing required for the execution of a particular transaction.
Transaction A unit of processing that consists of one or more application programs started by a single request.
Transaction,

 Command

A Teradata-supplied transaction that manages the operation of the CICS Interface.
Transaction,

 Conversational

A CICS transaction characterized by dialog with a user. Such a transaction waits for user input and responds with output data.
Transaction,

 Pseudo-Conversational

A CICS transaction designed to appear to the user as a continuous conversation occurring as part of a single transaction.

Unlike a conversational transaction, a pseudo-conversational transaction does not use CICS resources while waiting for user input.

Transid The four-character abbreviation of a CICS Interface transaction. Same as CICS transid.