Alphabetic Conversion
Upper and Lower Case
  Table of Contents  v-15.03.28 - casecr01.htm 
  Introduction
  Call Interface
  Simple Convert, Upper to Lower Case
  Capitalize Each Word in a Text String
  Edit Specific Words in a Text String
  The CMD Members
  Execute the Case Convert Examples
  Create a File of Text Strings
  The JCL Members
  Execute the Case Convert Examples
  Create a File of Text Strings
  COBOL Demonstration Program
  COBOL Case Convert Routine
  Copy File for Pass Area
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
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  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This is an example of how COBOL can do case conversion of alpha-numeric data within a field (or text string). The four basic functions provided are as follows.

Function Description
0 Convert a text string to lower case.
1 Convert a text string to upper case.
2 Capitalize each word in a text string
3 Edit specific words in a text string using pre-defined table values.
  List of Case Conversion or Capitalizations Functions for SIMOCASE

The example shows a simple conversion between upper and lower case plus capitalization and editing of specific words within a text string. Both COBOL programs were written and tested using the VS COBOL II dialect. Also, both COBOL programs will work with COBOL for MVS and COBOL/370. JCL members are provided to run the jobs as MVS batch jobs on an IBM mainframe or as a project with Micro Focus Mainframe Express (MFE) running on a PC with Windows http://www.microfocus.com ). Also, CMD members are provided to run the jobs with Micro Focus Net Express running on a PC with Windows.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Call Interface

The callable interface requires a data structure to be defined. A copy file (PASSCASE.CPY) is provided with the following source code.

      *****************************************************************
      *                PASSCASE is a COBOL Copy File                  *
      *     Data Structure or Pass Area used for calling SIMOCASE.    *
      *****************************************************************
      *         Copyright (C) 1987-2014 SimoTime Enterprises          *
      *                     All Rights Reserved                       *
      *****************************************************************
      *              Provided by SimoTime Enterprises                 *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * When CASE-PASS-REQUEST is '1' then
      *      Do Upper to Lower case conversion
      * When CASE-PASS-REQUEST is '2' then
      *      Do Lower to Upper case conversion
      * When CASE-PASS-REQUEST is '3' then
      *      Do capitalization of each word
      * When CASE-PASS-REQUEST is '4' then
      *      Edit key words from a table
      *
       01  CASE-PASS-AREA.
           05  CASE-PASS-REQUEST            PIC X.
           05  CASE-PASS-RESULT             PIC 9(4).
           05  CASE-PASS-STRING-SIZE        PIC 9(4).
           05  CASE-PASS-BUFFER             PIC X(256).
      *
      ***  PASSCASE - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - PASSCASE *
      *****************************************************************
      *

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Simple Convert, Upper to Lower Case

The input text string is moved to CASE-PASS-BUFFER before the call to SIMOCASE. After returning from the call with the CASE-PASS-REQUEST set to a value of '0' or ZERO a lower case text string will be returned in CASE-PASS-BUFFER.

Input THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG'S BACK
Output the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back
Example move '0' to CASE-PASS-REQUEST
call 'SIMOCASE' using CASE-PASS-AREA
  Simple Conversion between Upper and Lower Case

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Capitalize Each Word in a Text String

The input text string is moved to CASE-PASS-BUFFER before the call to SIMOCASE. After returning from the call with the CASE-PASS-REQUEST set to a value of '2' a lower case text string with each word capitalized will be returned in CASE-PASS-BUFFER.

Input the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back
Output The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog's Back
Example move '2' to CASE-PASS-REQUEST
call 'SIMOCASE' using CASE-PASS-AREA
  Capitalize Each Word in a Text String

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Edit Specific Words in a Text String

The input text string is moved to CASE-PASS-BUFFER before the call to SIMOCASE. After returning from the call with the CASE-PASS-REQUEST set to a value of '3' a lower case text string with each word capitalized and specific words modified based on an internal table will be returned in CASE-PASS-BUFFER. Notice in the following example the second occurence of "the" is not capitalized.

Input The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog's Back
Output The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over the Lazy Dog's Back
Example move '3' to CASE-PASS-REQUEST
call 'SIMOCASE' using CASE-PASS-AREA
  Edit Specific Words in a Text String

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The CMD Members

There are two (2) Windows Command files provided with this suite of sample programs. The first Command file will execute the sampe programs that do the actual case conversions.

The second Command file is used to create a file that contains records with text strings that will be converted by the case conversion sample programs. This Command file should be executed at least once prior to attempting to execute the sample programs.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Execute the Case Convert Examples

The following is the Windows Command file (CASECRE1.cmd) that is required to run as a job on a PC using Micro Focus Net Express.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               CASECRE1.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2015 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text   - Read a file of text info, do case convert, write output.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * The job will read an 80-byte file that contains text string
rem  * information. The job will also write a file containing the results
rem  * of the case conversion requests.
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs will run on a mainframe under MVS or on a
rem  * Personal Computer with Windows and Micro Focus Net Express.
rem  *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    * CaseCrE1 *
rem  *    ********cmd*
rem  *         *
rem  *         *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    *   run    ****
rem  *    *********es*  *
rem  *         *        *
rem  *         *        **************************
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *           ************     ************     ************
rem  *         *           * CASEGET1 ******* CaseCrIO ******* CASEPUT1 *
rem  *         *           *******rseq*     ********cbl*     *******rseq*
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                            ************
rem  *         *                            * SIMOCASE *
rem  *         *                            ********cbl*
rem  *         *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    *   EOJ    *
rem  *    ************
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 3 Delete any previously created files...
rem  *
     set CmdName=CaseCrIO
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting CmdName %CmdName%"
:DeleteQSAM
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Delete previously created file"
     set CASEGET1=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Asc1\CASERS80.DAT
     set CASEPUT1=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Wrk1\CASEPUT1.DAT
     if exist %CASEPUT1% del %CASEPUT1%
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 3, Convert input, create a new output file...
rem  *
:ExecuteCASEifyRoutine
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Execute the CASE Conversion Program"
     run CaseCrIO
     if not ERRORLEVEL = 0 set JobStatus=0020
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake %CASEGet1%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake %CASEPUT1%"
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 3 of 3, Convert Record Sequential File to ASCII/TEXT file...
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Convert RSEQ to LSEQ"
     set GETRS080=%CASEPUT1%
     set PUTLS080=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Wrk1\CASETXT2.TXT
     if exist %PUTLS080% del %PUTLS080%
     run CV80ARAL
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0030
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake %GETRS080%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake %PUTLS080%"
rem  *
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING JobName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
:End
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a File of Text Strings

The following is the Windows Command file (CASECRE2.cmd) that will create a file of records with text strings that may be used by the case conversion sample programs.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               CASECRE2.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2015 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text   - Create a Sequential Data Set on disk using ECHO command.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   = January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * The first job step (DeleteTEXT) will delete any previously created
rem  * files.
rem  * The second job step (CreateTEXT) will create a new ASCII/Text file.
rem  * The third step will convert the Line Sequential file to a Record
rem  * Sequential file.
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs will run on a Personal Computer with Windows
rem  * and Micro Focus Net Express.
rem  *
     set CmdName=CASECRE2
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting CmdName %CmdName%, User is %USERNAME%"
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Delete previously created files"
     set CASETXT1=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Asc1\CASETXT1.TXT
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step   1 of 2  Create and populate a new ASCII/TEXT file...
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Create an ASCII/Text File"
     if exist %CASETXT1% del %CASETXT1%
rem  * ..1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7.
echo THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG'S BACK                    >>%CASETXT1%
echo john q adams                                                           >>%CASETXT1%
echo 123 main street                                                        >>%CASETXT1%
echo dick aND jane                                                          >>%CASETXT1%
echo hElLo wOrlD                                                            >>%CASETXT1%
     if exist %CASETXT1% call SimoNOTE "DataMake %CASETXT1%"
     if not exist %CASETXT1% set JobStatus=9001
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step   2 of 2  ConvertASCII/TEXT file to Record Sequential File...
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Convert Line Sequential to Record Sequential"
     set GETLS080=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Asc1\CASETXT1.TXT
     set PUTRS080=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Asc1\CASERS80.DAT
     if exist %PUTRS080% del %PUTRS080%
     run CV80ALAR
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0030
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake %GETLS080%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake %PUTRS080%"
rem  *
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "Finished CmdName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus% "
     goto :End
:EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "NOTE ABENDING CmdName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus% "
:End
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The JCL Members

There are two (2) JCL members provided with this suite of sample programs. The first JCL member will execute the sampe programs that do the actual case conversions.

The second JCL member is used to create a file that contains records with text strings that will be converted by the case conversion sample programs. This JCL member should be executed at least once prior to attempting to execute the sample programs.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Execute the Case Convert Examples

The following is the JCL Member (CASECRJ1.jcl) that is required to run as a job on a Mainframe System or on a Windows System with Micro Focus Mainframe Express.

//CASECRJ1 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       CASECRJ1.JCL - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2015 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - Read file of text strings, do case convert, write output.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//* The job will read an 80-byte file that contains Text Strings
//* The job will also write a file containing the results
//* of the case conversion request.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a mainframe under MVS or on a
//* Personal Computer with Windows and Micro Focus Mainframe Express.
//*
//*                     ************
//*                     * CASECRJ1 *
//*                     ********jcl*
//*                          *
//*                     ************
//*                     * IEFBR14  *
//*                     ********utl*
//*                          *
//*    ************     ************     ************
//*    * CASEGET1 *-----* CASECRIO *-----* CASEPUT1 *
//*    *******rseq*     ********cbl*     *******rseq*
//*                          *   *
//*                          *   *       ************
//*                          *   *-call--* SIMOCASE *
//*                          *           ********cbl*
//*                          *
//*                     ************
//*                     *   EOJ    *
//*                     ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 2, Delete any previously created file...
//*
//CLEANUP1 EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//CASEPUT1 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.CASEPUT1,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,DSORG=PS)
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 2 of 2, Test the Callable Case Conversion Routine...
//*
//CASEEDIT EXEC PGM=CASECRIO
//STEPLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DEMO.LOADLIB1,DISP=SHR
//CASEGET1 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.CASEGET1,DISP=SHR
//CASEPUT1 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.CASEPUT1,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,DSORG=PS)
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a File of Text Strings

The following is the mainframe JCL member (CASECRJ2.jcl) that will create a file of records with text strings that may be used by the case conversion sample programs.

//CASECRJ2 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       CASECRJ2.JCL - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2015 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - Create a Sequential Data Set on disk using IEBGENER.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//* The first job step (QSAMDELT) will delete any previously created
//* file. The second job step (QCRTDIN1) will create a new file.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a mainframe under MVS or on a
//* Personal Computer with Windows and Micro Focus Mainframe Express.
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 2, Delete any previously created file...
//*
//QSAMDELT EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.CASEGET1,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,DSORG=PS)
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 2 of 2, Create and populate a new QSAM file...
//*
//QCRTDIN1 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7.
//SYSUT1   DD  *
THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG'S BACK
john q adams
123 main street
dick aND jane
hElLo wOrlD
/*
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.CASEGET1,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,DSORG=PS)
//

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL Demonstration Program

This program (CASECRIO.cbl) was written to test the callable COBOL program (SIMOCASE.CBL) that does the case conversion between upper and lower case for alphameric text strings.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    CASECRIO.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME ENTERPRISES.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This program was generated by SimoZAPS              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Enterprises                 *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *  Generation Date: 2008-06-14  Generation Time: 18:21:27:26    *
      *                                                               *
      *                                   Record    Record     Key    *
      *  Function  Name     Organization  Format    Max-Min  Pos-Len  *
      *  INPUT     CASEGET1 SEQUENTIAL    FIXED      00080            *
      *                                                               *
      *  OUTPUT    CASEPUT1 SEQUENTIAL    FIXED      00080            *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.
           SELECT CASEGET1-FILE  ASSIGN TO       CASEGET1
                  ORGANIZATION  IS SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS CASEGET1-STATUS.
           SELECT CASEPUT1-FILE  ASSIGN TO       CASEPUT1
                  ORGANIZATION  IS SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS CASEPUT1-STATUS.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
       FD  CASEGET1-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS CASEGET1-REC
           .
       01  CASEGET1-REC.
           05  CASEGET1-DATA-01 PIC X(00080).

       FD  CASEPUT1-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS CASEPUT1-REC
           .
       01  CASEPUT1-REC.
           05  CASEPUT1-DATA-01 PIC X(00080).

      *****************************************************************
      * This program was created using the SYSMASK3.TXT file as the   *
      * template for the File I/O. It is intended for use with the    *
      * TransCALL facility that makes a call to a routine that does   *
      * the actual conversion between EBCDIC and ASCII. For more      *
      * information or questions contact SimoTime Enterprises.        *
      *                                                               *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      * The SYSMASK3 provides for the sequential reading of the input *
      * file and the sequential writing of the output file.           *
      * If the output file is indexed then the input file must be in  *
      * sequence by the field that will be used to provide the key    *
      * for the output file.                                          *
      *                                                               *
      * If the key field is not in sequence then refer to SYSMASK4    *
      * to provide for a random add or update of the indexed file.    *
      *****************************************************************
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* CASECRIO '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Example of Case Conversion & COBOL'.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v08.02.16'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CASECRIO '.
           05  C2 pic X(20) value 'Created by SimoZAPS,'.
           05  C3 pic X(20) value '  a utility package '.
           05  C4 pic X(28) value 'of   SimoTime Enterprises   '.

       01  CASEGET1-STATUS.
           05  CASEGET1-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  CASEGET1-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  CASEGET1-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  CASEGET1-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

       01  CASEPUT1-STATUS.
           05  CASEPUT1-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  CASEPUT1-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  CASEPUT1-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  CASEPUT1-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

       01  CASEGET1-LRECL    pic 9(5)    value 00080.
       01  CASEPUT1-LRECL    pic 9(5)    value 00080.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following buffers are used to create a four-byte status   *
      * code that may be displayed.                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       01  IO-STATUS.
           05  IO-STAT1            pic X.
           05  IO-STAT2            pic X.
       01  IO-STATUS-04.
           05  IO-STATUS-0401      pic 9     value 0.
           05  IO-STATUS-0403      pic 999   value 0.
       01  TWO-BYTES-BINARY        pic 9(4)  BINARY.
       01  TWO-BYTES-ALPHA         redefines TWO-BYTES-BINARY.
           05  TWO-BYTES-LEFT      pic X.
           05  TWO-BYTES-RIGHT     pic X.

      *****************************************************************
      * Message Buffer used by the Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT routine.    *
      *****************************************************************
       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* CASECRIO '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.

      *****************************************************************
       01  PROGRAM-NAME            pic X(8)     value 'CASECRIO'.

       01  APPL-RESULT             pic S9(9)    comp.
           88  APPL-AOK            value 0.
           88  APPL-EOF            value 16.

       01  CASEGET1-TOTAL.
           05  CASEGET1-RDR  pic 9(9)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)    value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(23)   value 'Line count for CASEGET1'.
       01  CASEPUT1-TOTAL.
           05  CASEPUT1-ADD  pic 9(9)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)    value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(23)   value 'Line count for CASEPUT1'.

       COPY PASSCASE.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT
           perform CASEGET1-OPEN
           perform CASEPUT1-OPEN

           add 80 to ZERO giving CASE-PASS-STRING-SIZE

           perform until CASEGET1-STATUS not = '00'
               perform CASEGET1-READ
               if  CASEGET1-STATUS = '00'
                   add 1 to CASEGET1-RDR
                   perform BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD
                   perform CASEPUT1-WRITE
                   if  CASEPUT1-STATUS = '00'
                       add 1 to CASEPUT1-ADD
                   end-if
               end-if
           end-perform

           move CASEGET1-TOTAL to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           move CASEPUT1-TOTAL to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           if  APPL-EOF
               move 'is Complete...' to MESSAGE-TEXT
           else
               move 'is ABENDING...' to MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           perform CASEPUT1-CLOSE
           perform CASEGET1-CLOSE
           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD.
      *>   TransCALL process...
           move SPACES to CASE-PASS-BUFFER
           move CASEGET1-REC(1:80) to CASE-PASS-BUFFER
           move 'Input Record ..... '   to CASEPUT1-REC
           move CASE-PASS-BUFFER(1:80) to CASEPUT1-REC(20:61)
           perform CASEPUT1-WRITE

           move '0' to CASE-PASS-REQUEST
           call 'SIMOCASE' using CASE-PASS-AREA
           move 'Convert Lower .... '    to CASEPUT1-REC
           move CASE-PASS-BUFFER(1:80) to CASEPUT1-REC(20:61)
           perform CASEPUT1-WRITE

           move '2' to CASE-PASS-REQUEST
           call 'SIMOCASE' using CASE-PASS-AREA
           move 'Capitalization ... '    to CASEPUT1-REC
           move CASE-PASS-BUFFER(1:80) to CASEPUT1-REC(20:61)
           perform CASEPUT1-WRITE

           move '3' to CASE-PASS-REQUEST
           call 'SIMOCASE' using CASE-PASS-AREA
           move 'Edited Words ..... '    to CASEPUT1-REC
           move CASE-PASS-BUFFER(1:80) to CASEPUT1-REC(20:61)
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the INPUT File...                            *
      *****************************************************************
       CASEGET1-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close CASEGET1-FILE
           if  CASEGET1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'CLOSE Failure with CASEGET1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CASEGET1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CASEGET1-READ.
           read CASEGET1-FILE
           if  CASEGET1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  CASEGET1-STATUS = '10'
                   add 16 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               else
                   add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               end-if
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               if  APPL-EOF
                   move 'Y' to CASEGET1-EOF
               else
                   move 'READ Failure with CASEGET1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                   move CASEGET1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CASEGET1-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open input CASEGET1-FILE
           if  CASEGET1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to CASEGET1-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with CASEGET1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CASEGET1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the OUTPUT File...                           *
      *****************************************************************
       CASEPUT1-WRITE.
           if  CASEPUT1-OPEN-FLAG = 'C'
               perform CASEPUT1-OPEN
           end-if
           write CASEPUT1-REC
           if  CASEPUT1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  CASEPUT1-STATUS = '10'
                   add 16 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               else
                   add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               end-if
           end-if.
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'WRITE Failure with CASEPUT1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CASEPUT1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CASEPUT1-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open OUTPUT CASEPUT1-FILE
           if  CASEPUT1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to CASEPUT1-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with CASEPUT1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CASEPUT1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CASEPUT1-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close CASEPUT1-FILE
           if  CASEPUT1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'C' to CASEPUT1-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'CLOSE Failure with CASEPUT1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CASEPUT1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following Z-ROUTINES provide administrative functions     *
      * for this program.                                             *
      *****************************************************************
      * ABEND the program, post a message to the console and issue    *
      * a STOP RUN.                                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-ABEND-PROGRAM.
           if  MESSAGE-TEXT not = SPACES
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           move 'PROGRAM-IS-ABENDING...'  to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           add 12 to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
           STOP RUN.
      *    exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Display CONSOLE messages...                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT.
           if MESSAGE-TEXT-2 = SPACES
               display MESSAGE-BUFFER(1:79)
           else
               display MESSAGE-BUFFER
           end-if
           move all SPACES to MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Display the file status bytes. This routine will display as   *
      * four digits. If the full two byte file status is numeric it   *
      * will display as 00nn. If the 1st byte is a numeric nine (9)   *
      * the second byte will be treated as a binary number and will   *
      * display as 9nnn.                                              *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS.
           if  IO-STATUS not NUMERIC
           or  IO-STAT1 = '9'
               move IO-STAT1 to IO-STATUS-04(1:1)
               subtract TWO-BYTES-BINARY from TWO-BYTES-BINARY
               move IO-STAT2 to TWO-BYTES-RIGHT
               add TWO-BYTES-BINARY to ZERO giving IO-STATUS-0403
               move 'File Status is: nnnn' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               move IO-STATUS-04 to MESSAGE-TEXT(17:4)
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           else
               move '0000' to IO-STATUS-04
               move IO-STATUS to IO-STATUS-04(3:2)
               move 'File Status is: nnnn' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               move IO-STATUS-04 to MESSAGE-TEXT(17:4)
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
           display SIM-TITLE
           display SIM-COPYRIGHT
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This program was generated by SimoZAPS              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Enterprises                 *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *  Generation Date: 2008-06-14  Generation Time: 18:21:27:28    *
      *****************************************************************

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This program (SIMOCASE.cbl) was originally written to be used as a teaching and learning aid. It was first used in a production environment to replace a callable 370 assembler routine. Today, this program (or a modified version) is used in a number of mainframe shops and it is the program of choice used by SimoTime. Also, the program has been tested and deployed on a Windows System with Mainframe Express or Net Express from Micro Focus. The SIMOCASE callable program is part of the SimoMODS package of callable routines.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to do simple case conversion of text strings between Upper and Lower Case. Also, this routine has some advanced functions to do capitalization of the first letter in a word and/or identify certain words to be exempt from the conversion process.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Copy File for Pass Area

This copy file (PASSCASE.cpy) provides a convenient method for defining the data areas (or fields) that are used to pass information between the demo program and the case conversion routine.

      *****************************************************************
      *                PASSCASE is a COBOL Copy File                  *
      *     Data Structure or Pass Area used for calling SIMOCASE.    *
      *****************************************************************
      *         Copyright (C) 1987-2014 SimoTime Enterprises          *
      *                     All Rights Reserved                       *
      *****************************************************************
      *              Provided by SimoTime Enterprises                 *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * When CASE-PASS-REQUEST is '1' then
      *      Do Upper to Lower case conversion
      * When CASE-PASS-REQUEST is '2' then
      *      Do Lower to Upper case conversion
      * When CASE-PASS-REQUEST is '3' then
      *      Do capitalization of each word
      * When CASE-PASS-REQUEST is '4' then
      *      Edit key words from a table
      *
       01  CASE-PASS-AREA.
           05  CASE-PASS-REQUEST            PIC X.
           05  CASE-PASS-RESULT             PIC 9(4).
           05  CASE-PASS-STRING-SIZE        PIC 9(4).
           05  CASE-PASS-BUFFER             PIC X(256).
      *
      ***  PASSCASE - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - PASSCASE *
      *****************************************************************
      *

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Note:  A SimoTime License is required for the items to be made available on a local system or server.

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The following links may be to the current server or to the Internet.

Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a complete list of the SimoTime Callable Routines or Utility Programs. This includes the callable routines and utility programs for the Micro Focus environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the JCL Connection for more examples of JCL functionality with programming techniques and sample code.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the COBOL Connection for more examples of COBOL programming techniques and sample code.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore An Enterprise System Model that describes and demonstrates how Applications that were running on a Mainframe System and non-relational data that was located on the Mainframe System were copied and deployed in a Microsoft Windows environment with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

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The following links will require an internet connect.

This suite of programs and documentation is available to download for review and evaluation purposes. Other uses will require a SimoTime Software License. Link to an Evaluation zPAK Option that includes the program members, documentation and control files.

A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page via Internet Connect for access to white papers, program examples and product information.

Explore The Micro Focus Web Site via Internet Connect for more information about products and services available from Micro Focus.

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