CA Intertest V11.0 COBDEMO program does not stop at breakpoints after upgrade to CTS 5.4.
Article ID: 189812
InterTest - CICSInterTest - Batch
We recently had CICS TS v5.4 upgrade and current release of intertest CICS V11.0, after upgrade Intertest Demo programs not longer stops at automatic breakpoints or unconditional breakpoints. When issuing DEMC we receive DFHAC2206 09:53:45 DAA1CIC Transaction DEMC failed with abend ASRA.
CA Mainframe application tuner caused the problem.
CA MAT is causing the problem.MAT does not honor the Intertest CICS global user exit return code. Please apply fix MATUNE fix SO10901
APAR #: SO10901 Product: MATUNE Release: 12.0 Title: MAT DOES NOT HONOR RC IN CICS GLUE CODE
PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: MAT CICS GLUE code (TCnnCPLT) DOES NOT honor the return code that is inherited so if Intertest CICS has set a higher RC and MAT finished cleanly the MAT code will override it and plug in its return code which causes Intertest to behave incorrectly
SYMPTOMS: Intertest CICS breakpoints fail
IMPACT: Without circumvention Intertest breakpoints don't work.
It may take a while to get a fix applied. So a work around would be to start CA MAT (Mainframe application tuner first) and then Intertest CICS at CICS PLTPI time.
NOTE: Intertest CICS has TWO PLTPI startup programs. IN25PLTX and IN25PLT
You may not be using IN25PLTX and that's okay. But if you are using IN25PLTX you would comment it out as outlined below.
Then after the DFHDELIM MAT is started first TC00CPLT followed by Intertest CICS IN25PLT ......
You would have to COMMENT out the Intertest CICS IN25PLTX program before the DFHDELIM and Start MAT first after the DFHDELIM then Intertest.