Micro Focus Catalog
Accessing the CATALOG.DAT File
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - cblcat01.htm 
  Introduction
  Sample CatList Output
  Sample CatDump Output
  The CMD Files
  Catalog List (SYS1CATLIST)
  Catalog Dump (SYS1CATDUMP)
  Set the Environment
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This utility program will list the contents of the CATALOG.DAT file that is used by Micro Focus Server for Mainframe Migration and Mainframe Express. The catalog file is a Micro Focus Key Sequence file. The catalog contains information for mapping MVS Data Set Names (DSN) to PC file names. The PC file names may be relative (based on where the CATALOG.DAT file is located) or absolute (drive:\directory\filename.ext) or it may be preceded with the name of a Micro Focus Fileshare Server ($$servername). This utility program provides a quick and simple way to list or hex dump the contents of the CATALOG.DAT file to an ASCII/Text file from a Windows Command. The list or hex dump file may be viewed with Notepad.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Sample CatList Output

The following is an example of the output provided by the Catalog List function.

MFI01.SIMOPROD.PARMLIB1                             C:\SIMOSAM1\PARMLIB1\
SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTRSEQ                              \DYN1\SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTRSEQ.DAT
SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST                              $$FSSERV01\C:\SIMOSAM1\DATALIBA\DYN1\SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST.DAT

In the preceding example the first line shows the use of an absolute reference to the PC File Name. The second line shows a relative reference to a PC file name. The third line shows a file that is managed by a Fileshare server name FSSERV01.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Sample CatDump Output

The following is an example of the output provided by the Catalog Dump function.

....+..010....+..020....+..030....+..040....+..050....+..060....+..070....+..080....+..090....+..100....+..110....+
4443325444554425454444322222222222222222222222222222435544454435545444435222222222222222222222222222222222222222222
D6901E39DF02F4E012DC921000000000000000000000000000003AC39DF31D1C012DC921C000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
MFI01.SIMOPROD.PARMLIB1                             C:\SIMOSAM1\PARMLIB1\

In the preceding example the first line is a position indicator. The second and third lines show the hexadecimal value and the fourth line shows the ASCII/Text value.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The CMD Files

This section describes the command files used to execute the program that will read the CATALOG.DAT file and produce a listing or a dump of the records in the file.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Catalog List (SYS1CATLIST)

The following (SYS1CATLIST.cmd) is a sample of the Windows CMD needed to run this job.

@echo OFF
rem  *
rem  * ESA, Enterprise Server Administration
rem  *      Catalog List Utility
rem  *
rem  * CATGET01 identifies the CATALOG.DAT file that will be used as input
rem  * CATTXT01 identifies the ASCII/Text file to be used as output
rem  * CATCTL01 identifies the control file, if null then default to list
rem  *
     call ..\..\ENV1BASE
     set CATGET01=%BASECAT%\CATALOG.DAT
     set CATTXT01=%BaseSYS%\LOGS\SYSOUT_SYS1CATLIST.TXT
rem  *
rem  * By setting the CATCTL01 to a null value the catalog list program will
rem  * use the program defaults and produce a list file with the binary
rem  * values removed prior to writing to the text file.
     set CATCTL01=%BaseSYS%\PARMLIB\CATLIST1.CTL
rem  *
     echo *******************************************************SYS1CATLIST
     echo Starting JobName SYS1CATLIST, User is %USERNAME%
rem  *
     run CBLCATC2
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" goto EOJNOK
     echo The Catalog list will be displayed in a separate window...
     START NotePad %CATTXT01%
rem  *
:EOJAOK
     echo Finished JobName SYS1CATLIST, User is %USERNAME%
     goto END
rem  *
:EOJNOK
     echo ABENDING JobName SYS1CATLIST, User is %USERNAME%
rem  *
:END

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Catalog Dump (SYS1CATDUMP)

The following (SYS1CATDUMP.cmd) is a sample of the Windows CMD needed to run this job.

@echo OFF
rem  *
rem  * ESA, Enterprise Server Administration
rem  *      Catalog List Utility, Dump Format
rem  *      The Control file is created using the Windows "echo" command
rem  *
rem  * CATGET01 - identifies the CATALOG.DAT file that will be used as input
rem  * CATTXT01 - identifies the ASCII/Text file to be used as output.
rem  * CATCTL01 - identifies the control file
rem  *
     call ..\..\Env1BASE
     set CATGET01=%BASECAT%\CATALOG.DAT
     set CATTXT01=%BASESYS%\LOGS\SYSOUT_SYS1CATDUMP.TXT
     set CATCTL01=%BASESYS%\PARMLIB\CATDUMP1.CTL
rem  *
     echo *******************************************************SYS1CATDUMP
     echo * Starting JobName ezCATDUMP, User is %USERNAME%
rem  *
     echo * Create the control file CATCTL01 to have the Catalog List
     echo * be created in a Hexadecimal Dump format.
rem  *
     if exist %CATCTL01% erase %CATCTL01%
     echo *>%CATCTL01%
     echo /DUMP>>%CATCTL01%
     echo /NOSHOWDUMP>>%CATCTL01%
     echo *>>%CATCTL01%
     echo /FLAG-HDR=Y>>%CATCTL01%
     echo /FLAG-EBC=N>>%CATCTL01%
     echo /FLAG-HEX=Y>>%CATCTL01%
     echo /FLAG-ASC=Y>>%CATCTL01%
     echo *>>CATCTL01.TXT
rem  *
     echo * Post Catalog information to a file and display to a screen
     run CBLCATC2
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" goto EOJNOK
     echo * The Catalog list with dump format will be displayed in a separate window...
     START NotePad %CATTXT01%
rem  *
:EOJAOK
     echo Finished JobName SYS1CATDUMP, User is %USERNAME%
     goto END
rem  *
:EOJNOK
     echo ABENDING JobName SYS1CATDUMP, User is %USERNAME%
rem  *
:END

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Set the Environment

The following (ENV1BASE.cmd) is a sample of the Windows CMD needed to run this job.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               ENV1BASE.cmd - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *        This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies          *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2021 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text   - Provide a single point to set common environment variables.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * Set the commonly used environment variables. This is used to provide
rem  * a single point for managing the commonly used environment variables.
rem  *
     set SimoLIBR=c:\SimoLIBR
     set BASELIB1=c:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL
     set BASELIB8=c:\SimoSAM8
     set BaseWIP1=c:\SimoSAM1\WIP1
     set DATAZERO=c:\SIMODATA\DEVL\DATA\ZERO
     set BASEAPP=%BaseLib1%
     set BASESYS=%BaseLib1%\SYS1
     set BASECAT=%BaseLib1%\DATA
     set UMAPALIB=%BASECAT%\ASC1
     set UMAPELIB=%BASECAT%\EBC1
     set SYSLOG=%BASESYS%\LOGS\SYSLOG_USER.DAT
     set SYSOUT=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\SYSOUT_SIMSAM01.txt
     set SLZMSG=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\SLZMSG_USER.TXT
     set PostNOTE=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\JOBLOG_SIMONOTE.TXT
     set SIMONOTE=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\JOBLOG_SIMONOTE.txt
     set USERPOST=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\ASSIGNED_USER_POST_FILE.txt
     call SIMONOTE "* SIMONOTE Job Log File is %SIMONOTE% "
     if [%1]==[] goto NO_POST
     set SYSOUT=%BaseLib1%\LOGS\SYSOUT_%1.txt
     call SIMONOTE "*******************************************************************************%1"
     call SIMONOTE "* ENV1BASE is preparing the System Environment..."
     call SIMONOTE "* SIMOLIBR is %SIMOLIBR%"
     call SIMONOTE "* MIFOSYS1 is %MIFOSYS1%"
     call SIMONOTE "* BASELIB1 is %BASELIB1%"
:NO_POST
rem  *
     set MQBASE=C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere MQ
rem  *
rem  * Set the location for the Apache-Tomcat Server...
     set CATALINA_HOME=C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52
rem     set CATALINA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_112
rem  *
rem  * Set the Environment for the Java Environment...
rem     set JAVABASE=C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52
     set JAVABASE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_112
     set JAVASDK="%JAVABASE%\bin"
     set JAVA_HOME=%JAVABASE%
     set JRE_HOME=%JAVABASE%
     set SIMOTCAT=%CATALINA_HOME%\webapps\simotcat
     set SIMPACKS=%CATALINA_HOME%\webapps\simotcat\WEB-INF\classes\simpacks
rem  *
rem  * Set the environment for the Micro Focus technology...
     set MIFOEDEV=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer
     set MIFOVCBL=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL Build Tools
     set MIFOESTU=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Studio Enterprise Edition 6.0
     set MIFOEMFE="C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Mainframe Express"
rem  *
rem  * Large file support, performance tuning and record locking of the File Handler
     set EXTFH=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\EXTFHBIG.CFG
rem  *
rem  * For IMS Support
     set ES_IMSLIB=%BASEAPP%\IMSLIB
     set ES_ACBLIB=%BASEAPP%\IMSLIB
rem  *
rem  * EZASOKETS Check EZASOKETS Enabled box or set ES_EZASOKET_SUPPORT=YES
     set EZACONFG=BASESYS1\CONFIG\EZACONFG.dat
rem  *
rem  * Resource Allocation and Performance for SORT and non-Relational Data
rem  set MFJSENGINE=SYNCSORT
     set SORTSCHEME=1
     set SORTSPACE=750000000
     set TMP=C:\SORTWORK
rem  *
     set ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\CATMAPA1.cfg
rem  * For CORE_ON_ERROR function, ABEND Dump
rem  *     set COBCONFIG_=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\diagnose.cfg
rem  *
rem  * Consolidated Trace Facility (CTF)
rem  *     set MFTRACE_CONFIG=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\ctf.cfg
rem  *     set MFTRACE_LOGS=c:\ctflogs
rem  *
rem  * For Job Restart, ABEND Recovery
     set MF_UCC11=Y
     set ES_JES_RESTART=Y
rem  *
rem  * Set environment for MFBSI (Micro Focus Batch Scheduling Interface)
     set ES_EMP_EXIT_1=mfbsiemx
     set MFBSI_DIR=%BASESYS%\LOGS\%JESSERVERNAME%
     set MFBSIEOP_CMD=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_CSV=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_HTM=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_XML=ENABLE
rem  *
rem  * Set Behavior and Trace Flags for GETJOBDD
rem  *   Position=12345678/12345678
     set JDDFLAGS=nnnWnnnn/YYnnnnnn
rem  *
rem  * If not already set then set the PATH for Micro Focus Directories
     if "%SIMOPATH%" == "Y" goto JUMPPATH
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EDEV" goto JUMPEDEV
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" goto JUMPVCBL
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "ESTU" goto JUMPESTU
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EMFE" goto JUMPEMFE
:JUMPEDEV
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOEDEV%\bin;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOEDEV%\CPYLIB
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOEDEV%
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPVCBL
     set path=%MIFOVCBL%\bin;%MIFOVCBL%;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOVCBL%
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPESTU
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOESTU%\Base
     set MIFOBIN=%MIFOBASE%\bin
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%;%MIFOBIN%;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOBASE%\SOURCE
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPEMFE
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOEMFE%\Base
     set MIFOBIN=%MIFOBASE%\bin
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%;%MIFOBIN%;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOBASE%\SOURCE
     goto JUMPPATH
rem  *
:JUMPPATH
     set SIMOPATH=Y
rem  *
     set MAINFRAME_FLOATING_POINT=true
     set COBIDY=%BASEAPP%\COBIDY
     set COBPATH=.;%BASEAPP%\LOADLIB;%BASEAPP%\LOADLIB\GNTS;%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%SimoLIBR%
     set LIBPATH=.;%BASEAPP%\LOADLIB;%BASEAPP%\LOADLIB\GNTS;%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%SimoLIBR%
     set TXDIR=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%
rem  *
     set USERCLASS=%BASELIB1%\LOADLIB
     set CLASSPATH=.
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%JAVABASE%
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%JAVABASE%\lib
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;\%USERCLASS%\simpacks
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52\webapps\simotcat\WEB-INF\classes
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52\webapps\simotcat\WEB-INF\classes\simpacks
rem  *
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "ESTU" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOBIN%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EDEV" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOEDEV%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOVCBL%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOVCBL%\bin\mfcobol.jar
rem  *
     set JobStatus=0000
     call SimoNOTE "* Settings CmdName ENV1BASE.cmd, Version 20.05.22, %MIFOSYS1% "
     call SimoNOTE "* BaseAPP ..... %BASEAPP% "
rem *      call SimoNOTE "* MFBSIDIR .... %MFBSI_DIR% "
     call SimoNOTE "* MIFOSYS1 is %MIFOSYS1% "
     call SimoNOTE "* MIFOBASE is %MIFOBASE% "
     call SimoNOTE "* SIMOLIBR is %SIMOLIBR% "

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The purpose of this utility program is to provide a listing of the contents of a Micro Focus CATALOG.DAT file in an ASCII/Text, CSV (Comma-Separated-Values) or HEX Dump format. This document may be used to assist as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SIMOTIME environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when transferred to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

SIMOTIME Services has experience in moving or sharing data or application processing across a variety of systems. For additional information about SIMOTIME Services or Technologies please contact us using the information in the  Contact, Comment or Feedback  section of this document.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Software Agreement and Disclaimer

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software, documentation or training material for any purpose requires a fee to be paid to SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime the latest version of the software, documentation or training material will be delivered and a license will be granted for use within an enterprise, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the software without the written permission of SimoTime Technologies.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and Links

This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. The first group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

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

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Current Server or Internet Access

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

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 Extended List of Software Technologies that are available for review and evaluation. The software technologies (or Z-Packs) provide individual programming examples, documentation and test data files in a single package. The Z-Packs are usually in zip format to reduce the amount of time to download.

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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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 for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This link requires an Internet Connection

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