INTER-PRODUCT COMPONENTS (CA IPC) GENERAL INFORMATION

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CA IPC refers to the Inter-Product Components.  Prior to CA IPC r14, each component had its own FMID.  Starting with CA IPC r14, although still a suite of seven components, it now only has 2 FMID's.  One for CICS and one for Batch. 

For CA IPC r14:

 CAVQE00 - this FMID is for batch                                                                        

 CAVQE05 - this FMID is for CICS

 

For CA IPC r15:

CAVQF00 - this FMID is for batch                                                                        

CAVQF05 - this FMID is for CICS

 

The CA IPC suite includes the following components:                                                                     

* Virtual Library System (VLS)                

      A library access method used to store panels, message members, control blocks and user programs.                                     

 

* Session Control Facility (SCF)                     

      A task dispatcher that provides a variety of high-level services that process menus and PF keys, and handle commands.  

               

* Print Sub-System (PSS)                           

      A set of routines that provides system and network printing services for a variety of products.                                            

                                                                            

* Panel Management Services (PMS)             

      A set of services used to acquire, send, receive, manage and process panels built using PDF as well as fields contained in the panels.     

                                                                            

* Panel Definition Facility (PDF)                  

      A facility used to build the user panels and applications that are managed and processed at run-time by PMS.                             

                                                                            

* Editor Kernel (EDK)                               

      A text editing facility.                                              

                                                                            

* Virtual Processing Environment (VPE)            

     A processing environment that provides independence from the TP monitor and operating system.

 

The CA IPC dependent products and the CA IPC components they require are:     

 

CA Product            EDK     PDF     PMS     PSS     SCF     VLS     VPE           

CA Ideal                   X         X         X         X         X        X           X  

CA Dadatcom/DB      X                     X                    X        X           X

CA DATAQUERY                                                     X                      

CA DATADICTIONARY                                             X

                                                                            

The documentation manuals for the CA IPC r14 family of components can be downloaded from CA Support Online.  The manuals for CA IPC include:                                      

 * CA IPC 14.0 Implementation Guide for z/OS                         

 * CA IPC 14.0 Installation Guide for z/OS                           

 * CA IPC 14.0 Messages Reference Guide               

 * CA IPC 14.0 Release Notes                                       

The documentation manuals for the CA IPC r15 family of components can be downloaded from CA Support Online.  The manuals for CA IPC include:                             

 * CA IPC 15.0 Implementation Guide for z/OS                         

 * CA IPC 15.0 Installation Guide for z/OS

 * CA IPC 15.0 Installation Worksheet

 * CA IPC 15.0 Message Reference Guide

 * CA IPC 15.0 Readme                         

 * CA IPC 15.0 Release Notes

 * CA IPC 15.0 Troubleshooting