The HB_ENTRY directive combines the functionality of the HB_DATA and HB_TRANID directives. It specifies the transaction ID and the data typed after the transaction ID as if this transaction was executed from a terminal.
For example, if you typed the following at a terminal to execute the 'TRAD' transaction:
the HB_ENTRY equivalent would be
The directive above is equivalent to specifying HB_TRANID=TRAD&HB_DATA=123456789. When HostBridge receives the HB_TRANID and HB_DATA pair of directives, it inserts a space as the separator character. When it receives the HB_ENTRY directive, HostBridge passes the value to the CICS application unmodified.
Format: HB_ENTRY=value or <hb_entry>value</hb_entry>
Values: Any character string that starts with a valid transaction ID followed by a "-"
Default Value: None
Example: HB_ENTRY=TRAD 123456789 or <hb_entry>TRAD 123456789</hb_entry>
Prior to release 6.91 of HostBridge, the maximum amount of data that could be specified for the HB_ENTRY directive was 1920 bytes. This limitation has been removed as of release 6.91.