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Can CA IDEAL be invoked from an API using MWSERIES or R2DS?

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Article ID: 214543

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Products

Ideal

Issue/Introduction

We want to invoke a program made in made in IDEAL from  APIs, using MQSeries and R2DS

Can this be done?

Environment

Release : 15.1

Component : CA IDEAL

Resolution

A CA IDEAL application can be executed as an asynchronous task in CICS.
This can be invoked from MQSERIES. If  R2ds can invoke a CICS transaction it will also work.
See documentation section Asynchronous Execution for full details.
Note when using MQSeries, specify N in the last option of the TRNDATA parameter so the RUN PARAMETER clause is not used: TRNDATA='sssppppppppvvvvN' 
This is because MQSeries can generate a parameter greater than 43 bytes which causes the RUN to fail.