Before creating CICS transports

To use a CICS® Transaction Gateway transport, you must configure HCL OneTest™ API to use CICS Transaction Gateway JAR files.

You do not require the CICS Transaction Gateway JAR files if you intend to utilize an IPIC ((IP Interconnectivity) transport connection to your CICS server only, and not use a CICS Transaction Gateway. However, the Test Transport will display a message that the CICS Transaction Gateway transport is not available, and that you must use IPIC.

You must use Library Manager to configure these third-party libraries.

Set up the following JAR files up in Library Manager:
  • ctgclient.jar
  • ctgserver.jar
These files are in the CICS Transaction Gateway installation folder, in the classes sub folder.
Note: Make sure that the version of the ctgclient.jar and ctgserver.jar files matches that of the CICS Transaction Gateway in use; the best way to do this is to copy the JAR files from the CICS Transaction Gateway installation folder itself. JAR files from a later version of a CICS Transaction Gateway will not work with HCL OneTest API. For information about using Library Manager, see Working with the Library Manager