How to get a transaction dump?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

How to get a transaction dump?

Answer:  

If you get a request from CA Support to send a transaction dump because of an Abend, you first want to make sure the Abend is in the list of transactions that will cause the dump. 

To see the list of transactions in CICS:

- issue the command CEMT I TRD.  
 
If the transaction is not listed, you can add it to the list by:
- issuing the command CEMT S TRD(XXXX) ADD.  Where XXXX is your transaction name. 
 
Now when the Abend occurs, you will get a dump in DFHDUMPx.

Additional Information:

CEMT S TRD stands for CEMT SET TRDUMPCODE

CEMT I TRD stands for CEMT INQUIRE TRDUMPCODE

See IBM Knowledge Center for more information about that command, such as: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/?lang=en#!/SSGMCP_5.2.0/com.ibm.cics.ts.systemprogramming.doc/transactions/cemt/dfha7nq.html?cp=SSGMCP_5.2.0%2F20-3-1-12-4-50