COBOL I/O Routine
COBOL calls COBOL, QSAM Access
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - cblqsm01.htm 
  Introduction
  Application Flowchart
  The Calling Convention
  The JCL Members
  COBOL calls COBOL I/O Routine
  Create & Populate a Sequential File
  Delete the Sequential File
  The CMD Members or Files
  COBOL calls COBOL I/O Routine
  Create & Populate a Sequential File
  Delete the Sequential File
  The Mainline COBOL Program
  The COBOL I/O Routine
  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 suite of programs provides an example of how a mainline COBOL program calls a mainframe COBOL I/O routine to access a QSAM or Sequential file. Both COBOL programs are written using the VS COBOL II dialect and should work with COBOL for MVS, COBOL/370, OS390 and Enterprise COBOL. A JCL member is provided to run the job as an MVS batch job on an IBM mainframe or as a project with Micro Focus Mainframe Express (MFE) running on a PC with Windows. A suite of Windows Command files is provided to run in a Windows environment with Micro Focus Net Express or Application Servers without JCL.

Hyperlinks to documents and examples providing additional accessing methodologies may be found in the Downloads and Links to Similar Pages section of this document.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Application Flowchart

The following is a flowchart of the COBOL calling COBOL example.

             
CBLQSMJ1
jcl
CBLQSME1
cmd
Submit the Job
   
   
 
 
   
   
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
CBLQSMC1
cbl
 
 
SYSOUT
data
Get Input, display to SYSOUT
   
   
   
EOF
 
 
   
   
Check for End-of-File
   
No
Yes
   
QSAM0080
rseq
 
 
CBLQSMC2
cbl
   
Callable I/O Routine, read the file
   
   
   
   
Return
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
   
   
EOJ
End-Of-Job
 
Overview, COBOL calling COBOL to Read a Sequential File

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Calling Convention

The following summarizes the items needed for a "calling program" (CBLQSMC1.CBL) to call a "called program" (CBLQSMC2).

The "calling program" contains the following statement to make the call to the "called program".

            CALL 'CBLQSMC2' USING PASS-AREA

The "calling program" needs the following data structure (PASS-AREA) to be defined in the WORKING-STORAGE section.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Data Structure used for calling CBLQSMC2.
      *    The calling statement is as follows...
      *    CALL 'CBLQSMC2' USING PASS-AREA
      *
       01  PASS-AREA.
           05  PASS-REQUEST            pic X(8).
           05  PASS-RESULT             pic S9(9)   comp.
               88  NORMAL-RESULT       value 0.
               88  COBOL-RESULT-SAME   value 8.
               88  EOF-RESULT          value 16.
           05  PASS-RECORD.
               10  PASS-KEY            pic X(6).
               10  PASS-INFO           pic X(74).

      *****************************************************************

The "called-program" needs the following Linkage Section defined for the pass area.

      *****************************************************************
       LINKAGE SECTION.
      *    Data Structure used for passing the address or an address
      *    list of a data string or strings..
      *    The Procedure Division statement must also be as follows...
      *    The PROCEDURE DIVISION using PASS-AREA.
      *
       01  PASS-AREA.
           05  PASS-REQUEST            pic X(8).
           05  PASS-RESULT             pic S9(9)   comp.
               88  NORMAL-RESULT       value 0.
               88  COBOL-RESULT-SAME   value 8.
               88  EOF-RESULT          value 16.
           05  PASS-RECORD.
               10  PASS-KEY            pic X(6).
               10  PASS-INFO           pic X(74).

      *****************************************************************

In addition to defining the pass area in the Linkage Section the "called program" needs the Procedure Division statement to be coded as follows.

       PROCEDURE DIVISION using PASS-AREA.

The source code listings for both the "calling program" and the "called program" are included within this document.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The JCL Members

The following section describes three (3) JCL members. The first JCL member will execute a COBOL program that calls a second COBOL to access a sequential file. The second JCL member is used to create and populate a sequential file. The third JCL member will delete the sequential file.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL calls COBOL I/O Routine

The following is the JCL member (CBLQSMJ1.jcl) required to run the mainline program. The coding technique is used with the expectation the JCL would be used as a stand alone procedure. The job and DD statements will need to be modified for different mainframe environments.

//CBLQSMJ1 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       CBLQSMJ1.JCL - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*        This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies          *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - COBOL calling COBOL for QSAM File I/O.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 01, 1987
//*
//* This set of programs illustrate the use of COBOL calling a 370
//* assembler program to do QSAM sequential I/O. The purpose is to
//* show the processing of a QSAM or Sequential File.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a mainframe under MVS or on a
//* Personal Computer with Windows and Micro Focus Mainframe Express.
//*
//*   ************
//*   * CBLQSMJ1 *
//*   ********jcl*
//*        *
//*   ************                  ************
//*   * CBLQSMC1 ************call**** CBLQSMC2 *
//*   ********cbl*      *           ********cbl*
//*        *            *                *
//*        *            *                *
//*        *            *           ************
//*        *            *           * QSAMFILE *
//*        *            *           *******data*
//*        *            *
//*        *            *
//*        *            *           ************
//*        *            ************* DISPLAY  *
//*        *                        ****console*
//*        *
//*        *
//*        *
//*   ************
//*   *   EOJ    *
//*   ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 1, This is a single step job.
//*
//CBLQSMX1 EXEC PGM=CBLQSMC1
//STEPLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DEMO.LOADLIB1,DISP=SHR
//QSAMFILE DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.QSAM0080,DISP=SHR
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create & Populate a Sequential File

The following is the JCL member (QSMCRTJ1.jcl) to create a new sequential file. Also, this member will delete any previously created file.

//QSMCRTJ1 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*        This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies          *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 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 (QSAMCRT1) 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.
//*
//*                      ************
//*                      * QSMCRTJ1 *
//*                      ********jcl*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************     ************
//*                      * IEFBR14  ******* QSAM0080 *
//*                      ********utl*     ***delete***
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*     ************     ************     ************
//*     *  SYSIN   ******* IEBGENER ******* QSAM0080 *
//*     ********jcl*     ********utl*     *******qsam*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************
//*                      *   EOJ    *
//*                      ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 2  Delete any previously created file...
//*
//QSAMDELT EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//QSAM0080 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.QSAM0080,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PS)
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 2  Create and populate a new QSAM file...
//*
//QSAMCRT1 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7....:....8
//SYSUT1   DD  *
000100 Anderson       Adrian    111 Peachtree Plaza     Atlanta        GA 26101
000200 Brown          Billie    222 Baker Boulevard     Baltimore      MD 35702
000300 Carson         Cameron   333 Crenshaw Blvd.      Cupertino      CA 96154
000400 Davidson       Dion      444 Main Street         Wilmington     DE 27323
000500 Everest        Evan      555 5TH Avenue          New York       NY 10341
000600 Franklin       Francis   666 66TH Avenue         Bedrock        NY 11903
000700 Garfunkel      Gwen      777 77TH Street         New York       NY 16539
000800 Harrison       Hilary    888 88TH Street         Pocatello      ID 79684
000900 Isley          Isabel    999 99TH Avenue         Indianapolis   IN 38762
001000 Johnson        Jamie     1010 Paradise Drive     Larkspur       CA 90504
001100 Kemper         Kelly     1111 Oak Circle         Kansas City    KS 55651
001200 Lemond         Lesley    1212 Lockwood Road      Mohave Desert  AZ 80303
001300 Mitchell       Marlow    1313 Miller Creek Road  Anywhere       TX 77123
001400 Newman         Noel      1414 Park Avenue        Santa Monica   CA 90210
001500 Osborn         Owen      1515 Center Stage       Rolling Rock   PA 36613
001600 Powell         Pierce    PO Box 1616             Ventura        CA 97712
001700 Quigley        Quincy    1717 Farm Hill Road     Oshkosh        WI 43389
001800 Ripley         Ray       1818 Alien Lane         Wayout         KS 55405
001900 Smith          Sammy     1919 Carnoustie Drive   Novato         CA 94919
002000 Tucker         Taylor    2020 Sanger Lane        St. Paul       MN 43998
002100 Underwood      Ulysses   2121 Wall Street        New York       NY 17623
002200 Van Etten      Valerie   2222 Vine Street        Hollywood      CA 98775
002300 Wilson         Wiley     2323 Main Street        Boston         MA 01472
002400 Xray           Xavier    2424 24TH Street        Nashville      TN 44190
002500 Young          Yanni     2525 Yonge Street       Toronto        ON 6B74A6
002600 Zenith         Zebulon   2626 26TH Street        Dallas         TX 71922
123456 Doe            John      123 Main Street         Anywhere       OR 88156
/*
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.QSAM0080,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PS)
//

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Delete the Sequential File

The following is the mainframe JCL (QSMDELJ1.jcl) to delete the sequential file.

//QSMDELJ1 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*        This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies          *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - Delete a Sequential File on disk using IEFBR14.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//QSAMDELT EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//QSAM0080 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.QSAM0080,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PS)
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The CMD Members or Files

The following section describes three (3) Windows Command files. The first CMD member will execute a COBOL program that calls a second COBOL to access a sequential file. The second CMD member is used to create and populate a sequential file. The third CMD member will delete the sequential file.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL calls COBOL I/O Routine

The following is the Windows Command file (CBLQSME1.cmd) required to run the COBOL program without using mainframe JCL.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               CBLQSME1.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text   -   COBOL calls COBOL I/O Routine for QSAM access.
rem  * Author -   SimoTime Enterprises
rem  * Date   -   January 01, 2006
rem  *
rem  * This set of COBOL programs will use a standard calling interface
rem  * between a mainline program and an I/O module to read and display
rem  * the contents of a sequential file of 80-byte, fixed-length records.
rem  *
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 2, Set the global environment variables...
rem  *
     setlocal
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set CmdName=CblQsmE1
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %CmdName%"
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 2, Execute the sample program...
rem  *
     set QSAMFILE=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Asc1\SIMOTIME.DATA.QSAM0080.DAT
rem  *
     run CBLQSMC1
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto :EojNOK
:EojAOK
     call SimoNOTE "Finished CmdName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:EojNOK
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING CmdName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     echo %DATE% - %TIME% Starting User ABEND Processing...>>%SYSLOG%
     set >>%SYSLOG%
     echo %DATE% - %TIME% Complete User ABEND Processing...>>%SYSLOG%
     goto :End
:End
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SysOut is %SYSOUT%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause
     exit /B %JobStatus%

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create & Populate a Sequential File

The following is the Windows Command file (QSMCRTE1.cmd) to create a new sequential file. Also, this member will delete any previously created files.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               QSMCRTE1.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 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 IEBGENER.
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  *
rem  *
rem  *                      ************
rem  *                      * QSMCRTE1 *
rem  *                      ********cmd*
rem  *                           *
rem  *                           *
rem  *                      ************
rem  *                      * Env1BASE *
rem  *                      ********cmd*
rem  *                           *
rem  *                           *
rem  *                      ************     ************
rem  *                      * if exist ******* TEXT0080 *
rem  *                      ************     ***delete***
rem  *                           *
rem  *                           *
rem  *     ************     ************     ************
rem  *     *  SYSIN   *******   echo   ******* TEXT0080 *
rem  *     ********cmd*     ********utl*     *******qsam*
rem  *                           *
rem  *                           *
rem  *                      ************
rem  *                      *   EOJ    *
rem  *                      ************
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
     call ..\Env1BASE
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set JobName=QsmCrtE1
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%JobName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %JobName%, v13.03.04, User is %USERNAME%"
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep DeleteQSAM"
     set TEXT0080=%BaseLib1%\Data\Txt1\TEXT0080.txt
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step   1 of 2  Create and populate a new ASCII/TEXT file...
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep Create an ASCII/Text File"
     if exist %TEXT0080% del %TEXT0080%
rem  * ..1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7.
     echo 000100 Anderson       Adrian    111 Peachtree Plaza     Atlanta        GA 26101 >%TEXT0080%
     echo 000200 Brown          Billie    222 Baker Boulevard     Baltimore      MD 35702 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 000300 Carson         Cameron   333 Crenshaw Blvd.      Cupertino      CA 96154 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 000400 Davidson       Dion      444 Main Street         Wilmington     DE 27323 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 000500 Everest        Evan      555 5TH Avenue          New York       NY 10341 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 000600 Franklin       Francis   666 66TH Avenue         Bedrock        NY 11903 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 000700 Garfunkel      Gwen      777 77TH Street         New York       NY 16539 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 000800 Harrison       Hilary    888 88TH Street         Pocatello      ID 79684 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 000900 Isley          Isabel    999 99TH Avenue         Indianapolis   IN 38762 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001000 Johnson        Jamie     1010 Paradise Drive     Larkspur       CA 90504 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001100 Kemper         Kelly     1111 Oak Circle         Kansas City    KS 55651 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001200 Lemond         Lesley    1212 Lockwood Road      Mohave Desert  AZ 80303 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001300 Mitchell       Marlow    1313 Miller Creek Road  Anywhere       TX 77123 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001400 Newman         Noel      1414 Park Avenue        Santa Monica   CA 90210 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001500 Osborn         Owen      1515 Center Stage       Rolling Rock   PA 36613 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001600 Powell         Pierce    PO Box 1616             Ventura        CA 97712 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001700 Quigley        Quincy    1717 Farm Hill Road     Oshkosh        WI 43389 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001800 Ripley         Ray       1818 Alien Lane         Wayout         KS 55405 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 001900 Smith          Sammy     1919 Carnoustie Drive   Novato         CA 94919 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 002000 Tucker         Taylor    2020 Sanger Lane        St. Paul       MN 43998 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 002100 Underwood      Ulysses   2121 Wall Street        New York       NY 17623 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 002200 Van Etten      Valerie   2222 Vine Street        Hollywood      CA 98775 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 002300 Wilson         Wiley     2323 Main Street        Boston         MA 01472 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 002400 Xray           Xavier    2424 24TH Street        Nashville      TN 44190 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 002500 Young          Yanni     2525 Yonge Street       Toronto        ON 6B74A6>>%TEXT0080%
     echo 002600 Zenith         Zebulon   2626 26TH Street        Dallas         TX 71922 >>%TEXT0080%
     echo 123456 Doe            John      123 Main Street         Anywhere       OR 88156 >>%TEXT0080%
     if exist %TEXT0080% call SimoNOTE "Produced DataSet %TEXT0080%"
     if not exist %TEXT0080% set JobStatus=9001
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step   2 of 2  Convert ASCII/TEXT file to Record Sequential File...
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep Convert Line Sequential to Record Sequential"
     set GETLS080=%TEXT0080%
     set PUTRS080=%BaseLib1%\Data\Asc1\SIMOTIME.DATA.QSAM0080.DAT
     if exist %PUTRS080% del %PUTRS080%
     run CV80ALAR
     if exist %PUTRS080% call SimoNOTE "Produced DataSet %PUTRS080%"
     if not exist %PUTRS080% set JobStatus=9002
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
rem  *
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName %JobName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "NOTE ABENDING JobName %JobName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
:End
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SysLog is %SYSLOG%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Delete the Sequential File

The following is the Windows Command file (QSMDELE1.cmd) to delete the sequential files.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               QSMDELE1.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text   - Delete the Sequential Data Sets for QSAM0080.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   = January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * The 1st job step (DeleteTEXT) will delete TEXT0080.TXT
rem  * The 2nd job step (DeleteQSAM) will delete QSAM0080.DAT
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs will run on a Personal Computer with Windows
rem  * and Micro Focus Net Express.
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
     call ..\Env1BASE
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set JobName=QsmDelE1
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%JobName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %JobName%, v13.03.04, User is %USERNAME%"
rem  *
:DeleteTEXT
     set TEXT0080=%BaseLib1%\Data\Txt1\TEXT0080.TXT
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep Delete %TEXT0080%"
     if exist %TEXT0080% del %TEXT0080%
:DeleteQSAM
     set QSAM0080=%BaseLib1%\Data\Asc1\SIMOTIME.DATA.QSAM0080.DAT
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep Delete %QSAM0080%"
     if exist %QSAM0080% del %QSAM0080%
rem  *
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName %JobName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:End
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SysLog is %SYSLOG%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Mainline COBOL Program

This program (CBLQSMC1.cbl) was written to be used as a teaching and learning aid. The displays are not required and the parameters use full words. The displays would probably be removed and the request codes would probably be a single character in a production environment.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    CBLQSMC1.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
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      *****************************************************************
      *
      *****************************************************************
      * Source Member: CBLQSMC1.CBL
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * CBLQSMC1 - Call CBLQSMC2 to access a KSDS, VSAM file.
      *
      * CALLING PROTOCOL
      * ----------------
      * Use standard procedure to RUN or ANIMATE.
      *
      * DESCRIPTION
      * -----------
      * This program will call a COBOL routine to access a
      * QSAM or Sequential file for sequential processing.
      *
      *
      *   ************
      *   * CBLCBLJ1 *
      *   ********jcl*
      *        *
      *   ************
      *   * IEFBR14  *
      *   ********utl*
      *        *
      *   ************                   ************
      *   * CBLQSMC1 *-------------------* Display  *
      *   ********cbl*                   ************
      *        *   *
      *        *   ***************call*********
      *        *                              *
      *        *                              *
      *        *        ************     ************
      *        *        * QSAM0080 *-----* CBLQSMC2 *
      *        *        ********get*     ********cbl*
      *        *
      *   ************
      *   *   EOJ    *
      *   ************
      *
      *
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * MAINTENANCE
      * -----------
      * 1997/02/27 Simmons, Created program.
      * 1997/02/27 Simmons, No changes to date.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       DATA DIVISION.

       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure for Title and Copyright...
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* CBLQSMC1 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Sample, COBOL calls COBOL for I/O '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v03.01.24'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CBLQSMC1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(20) value 'Copyright 1987-2017 '.
           05  C3 pic X(28) value '   SimoTime Technologies    '.
           05  C4 pic X(20) value ' All Rights Reserved'.

       01  SIM-THANKS-01.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CBLQSMC1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'Thank you for using this program'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value ' provided from SimoTime Technolo'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value 'gies'.

       01  SIM-THANKS-02.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CBLQSMC1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'Please send all inquires or sugg'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 'estions to the helpdesk@simotime'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value '.com'.

      *****************************************************************
       01  REQUEST-OPEN            pic X(8)    value 'OPEN    '.
       01  REQUEST-GET             pic X(8)    value 'GET     '.
       01  REQUEST-CLOSE           pic X(8)    value 'CLOSE   '.
       01  REQUEST-KEY             pic X(6).

       01  END-OF-FILE             pic X(3)    value 'NO '.

       01  OPERATOR-MESSAGE        pic X(48).

      *****************************************************************
      *    Data Structure used for calling CBLQSMC2.
      *    The calling statement is as follows...
      *    CALL 'CBLQSMC2' USING PASS-AREA
      *
       01  PASS-AREA.
           05  PASS-REQUEST            pic X(8).
           05  PASS-RESULT             pic S9(9)   comp.
               88  NORMAL-RESULT       value 0.
               88  COBOL-RESULT-SAME   value 8.
               88  EOF-RESULT          value 16.
           05  PASS-RECORD.
               10  PASS-KEY            pic X(6).
               10  PASS-INFO           pic X(74).

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.

           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT

           display '* CBLQSMC1 OPEN Request...'.
           perform OPEN-THE-FILE.
           display '* CBLQSMC1 OPEN Complete...'.

           perform until END-OF-FILE = 'YES'
               if  END-OF-FILE = 'NO '
                   move REQUEST-GET to PASS-REQUEST
                   move REQUEST-KEY to PASS-KEY
                   perform GET-NEXT-RECORD
                   if  END-OF-FILE = 'NO '
                       display PASS-INFO
                   end-if
               end-if
           end-perform.

           perform CLOSE-THE-FILE.
           display '* CBLQSMC1 has COMPLETED...'

           perform Z-THANK-YOU.

           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       GET-NEXT-RECORD.
           call 'CBLQSMC2' using PASS-AREA.
           if  NORMAL-RESULT
               CONTINUE
           else
               if  EOF-RESULT
                   move 'YES' to END-OF-FILE
               else
                   move '* CBLQSMC1 QKSD001F, Failure, GET...'
                     to OPERATOR-MESSAGE
                   perform Z-ABEND-MESSAGE
                   add 12 to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
                   STOP RUN
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       OPEN-THE-FILE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving PASS-RESULT.
           move REQUEST-OPEN to PASS-REQUEST.
           call 'CBLQSMC2' using PASS-AREA.
           if  NORMAL-RESULT
               CONTINUE
           else
               move '* CBLQSMC1 QKSD001F, Failure, OPEN...'
                 to OPERATOR-MESSAGE
               perform Z-ABEND-MESSAGE
               add 12 to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
               STOP RUN
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CLOSE-THE-FILE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving PASS-RESULT.
           move REQUEST-CLOSE to PASS-REQUEST.
           call 'CBLQSMC2' using PASS-AREA.
           if  NORMAL-RESULT
               CONTINUE
           else
               move '* CBLQSMC1 QSAM0080, Failure, CLOSE...'
                 to OPERATOR-MESSAGE
               perform Z-ABEND-MESSAGE
               add 12 to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
               add 12 to RETURN-CODE
               STOP RUN
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following Z-Routines perform administrative functions     *
      * for this program.                                             *
      *****************************************************************

      *****************************************************************
       Z-ABEND-MESSAGE.
           if  OPERATOR-MESSAGE not = SPACES
               perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
           else
               move '* CBLQSMC1 is ABENDING...'  to OPERATOR-MESSAGE
               perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE.
           display OPERATOR-MESSAGE upon console
           move SPACES to OPERATOR-MESSAGE
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
           display SIM-TITLE
           display SIM-COPYRIGHT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-THANK-YOU.
           display SIM-THANKS-01
           display SIM-THANKS-02
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *      This example is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The COBOL I/O Routine

The following is the source listing for the I/O routine (CBLQSMC2.cbl). When an I/O failure occurs the file status code will be displayed. Displaying the file status code takes a little extra effort. Many times the file status code is a two character field and each character is a printable numeric value. However, in some cases the second character may be a COMP value. The error handling in the following program will display the file status code correctly for either format.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    CBLQSMC2.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
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      * CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.  Contact SimoTime Technologies, *
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      * Source Member: CBLQSMC2.CBL
      *****************************************************************
      *
      *>CBLQSMC2 - This is a called routine for QSAM or Sequential
      * file I/O.
      *
      * CALLING PROTOCOL
      * ----------------
      * USE STANDARD PROCEDURE TO RUN OR ANIMATE.
      *
      * DESCRIPTION
      * -----------
      * This program will do QSAM or Sequential file I/O.
      *
      ****************************************************************
      *
      * MAINTENANCE
      * -----------
      * 1997/02/27 Simmons, Created program.
      * 1997/04/04 Simmons, Added code to display file status.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
      *
       FILE-CONTROL.
      *
           SELECT QSAMFILE-FILE
                  ASSIGN       to QSAMFILE
                  FILE STATUS  is QSAMFILE-STATUS
                  ORGANIZATION is SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE  is SEQUENTIAL.
      *
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
      *
       FD  QSAMFILE-FILE.
       01  QSAMFILE-RECORD.
           02  QSAMFILE-KEY    pic X(6).
           02  QSAMFILE-DATA   pic X(74).

       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure for Title and Copyright...
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* CBLQSMC2 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Sample COBOL for Sequential I/O   '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v03.01.24'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CBLQSMC2 '.
           05  C2 pic X(20) value 'Copyright 1987-2017 '.
           05  C3 pic X(28) value '   SimoTime Technologies    '.
           05  C4 pic X(20) value ' All Rights Reserved'.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure used within this program...
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  QSAMFILE-STATUS.
           05  QSAMFILE-STAT1      pic X.
           05  QSAMFILE-STAT2      pic X.

      *****************************************************************
      * 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  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.
       01  IO-STATUS-04.
           05  IO-STATUS-0401      pic 9   value 0.
           05  IO-STATUS-0403      pic 999 value 0.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Buffer used for posting messages to the console.
      *****************************************************************
       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* CBLVSMC1 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.

       01  REQUEST-OPEN            pic X(8)    value 'OPEN    '.
       01  REQUEST-GET             pic X(8)    value 'GET     '.
       01  REQUEST-CLOSE           pic X(8)    value 'CLOSE   '.
       01  REQUEST-KEY             pic X(6).

       01  FIRST-TIME              pic X       value 'Y'.

      *****************************************************************
       LINKAGE SECTION.
      *    Data Structure used for passing the address or an address
      *    list of a data string or strings..
      *    The Procedure Division statement must also be as follows...
      *    The PROCEDURE DIVISION using PASS-AREA.
      *
       01  PASS-AREA.
           05  PASS-REQUEST            pic X(8).
           05  PASS-RESULT             pic S9(9)   comp.
               88  NORMAL-RESULT       value 0.
               88  COBOL-RESULT-SAME   value 8.
               88  EOF-RESULT          value 16.
           05  PASS-RECORD.
               10  PASS-KEY            pic X(6).
               10  PASS-INFO           pic X(74).

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION using PASS-AREA.

       MAIN-ROUTINE.

           if  FIRST-TIME not = 'N'
               perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT
               move 'N' to FIRST-TIME
           end-if

           evaluate PASS-REQUEST
               when REQUEST-GET    perform QSAMFILE-GET
               when REQUEST-OPEN   perform QSAMFILE-OPEN
               when REQUEST-CLOSE  perform QSAMFILE-CLOSE
               when OTHER          perform INVALID-REQUEST
           end-evaluate

           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       INVALID-REQUEST.
           display '* CBLQSMC2, Invalid Request, ' PASS-REQUEST
           add 24 to ZERO giving PASS-RESULT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       QSAMFILE-GET.
           read QSAMFILE-FILE INTO PASS-RECORD
           if  QSAMFILE-STATUS = '00'
               subtract PASS-RESULT from PASS-RESULT
           else
               if  QSAMFILE-STATUS = '10'
                   add 16 to ZERO giving PASS-RESULT
               else
                   add 12 to ZERO giving PASS-RESULT
                   display '* CBLQSMC2 QSAMFILE-Failed-READ-attempt...'
                      upon console
                   move QSAMFILE-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       QSAMFILE-OPEN.
           open input QSAMFILE-FILE
           if  QSAMFILE-STATUS = '00'
               subtract PASS-RESULT from PASS-RESULT
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving PASS-RESULT
               display '* CBLQSMC2 QSAMFILE-Failed-OPEN-attempt...'
                  upon console
               move QSAMFILE-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       QSAMFILE-CLOSE.
           close QSAMFILE-FILE
           if  QSAMFILE-STATUS = '00'
               subtract PASS-RESULT from PASS-RESULT
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving PASS-RESULT
               display '* CBLQSMC2 QSAMFILE-Failed-CLOSE-attempt...'
                  upon console
               move QSAMFILE-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following Z-Routines perform administrative functions     *
      * for this program.                                             *
      *****************************************************************

      *****************************************************************
      * 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.

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

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
           display SIM-TITLE     upon console
           display SIM-COPYRIGHT upon console
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *      This example is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************

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