How to make case translation by CICS work for CA Ideal

Document ID : KB000055134
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
Show Technical Document Details


Starting with MVS CICS release 3.2 and VSE CICS release 2.2, IBM introduced a feature that allowed CICS to handle case translation for CICS applications.

To make case translation by CICS work for CA Ideal, the following change must be made.

  • On the TYPETERM definitions UCTRAN must be set to TRANID. Specifying TYPETERM UCTRAN(TRANID) causes the tranid to be translated to uppercase; other input is translated according to what is specified for PROFILE UCTRAN.

  • On the profile definition associated with SCF-based transactions (IDEAL, DD) UCTRAN should be set to NO. This allows the terminal to run in mixed case mode.


For further information on case translation, see Informational APAR QI88850.