Modifying a MAP using SDF II in CICS

CICS MAP – adding a new field Step by step Procedure using SDF II:

Step 1: Import the MAP from the production or any other region:

From Utilities, Enter into Migrate functionality which is used to import Objects from other region into test region. It is very iseful for the MAP modifications as the production map can be imported first and changes can be made on that.


Press ENTER to get that imported.

And the next displayed screen gives the message stating that migration is completed and in case of errors it shows them here it self.

With the above import, a MAP has been imported into test region and that can be edited as per the requirement.

Step 2: Editing The MAP :

Select Option 1 from the SDF main menu


Here in the next screen give the Map Name

Press ENTER and it shows the panel editor options.

Option 1 from above screen gives an option to set the screen size.

Step 3: Editing MAP fields.

OPTION 2 Allows the user to modify the screen. It is an editable screen and if any new field is required, it can be included using this option.

Step 4: Giving Characteristics to the MAP fields.

Attributes Option.
Attributes to the above screen fields can be given using this option.
First attributes need to be created inthe attribute table and each attribute is named with A, B etc. And these can be assigned to the screen fields by giving its name below the Screen field name(For each screen field, an attribute field appears just below to that field).

Step 5: Testing the modified MAP.

Map can be tested using Option 7 in which without actually sending or receiving the map, the structure of the map can be verified here.

Once every thing looks fine , this needs to be Generated using the Option 6 of SDF main menu.

Press Enter Shows the Identification screen where the MAPset needs to be given .

Press ENTER gives the options to specify the library names to store the physical and symbolic map that gets generated.

Once it is successful this map needs to be compiled and New copied into the CICS region.

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