Menu for Files and VSAM
Access to non-Relational Data
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - cicsfm01.htm 
  Introduction
  Menu Options, File & VSAM Access
  1. Customer Data File Inquiry
  2. Item Data File Inquiry
  3. Customer Data File Update
  4. Item Data File Update
  8. Return to Main Menu
  9. End of Job, Sign Off
  Technical Details
  Source Code, File Menu Program
  Source Code, BMS Screen
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This example uses a COBOL programs and a BMS mapset to display a menu screen and transfer control to programs that will perform various data file inquiry or update functions. The programs use command level CICS statements and display information to a 3270 terminal or terminal emulator. The programs run on an IBM Mainframe System with CICS or a Microsoft Windows System with Micro Focus Server for Mainframe Migration.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Menu Options, File & VSAM Access

The main menu provides links to the data file inquiry and update programs for the Customer Master File and the Item Master File plus a link to the menu for additional utility programs. The transaction identifier (or Tran ID) to display the main menu is "OPT1" and the program is "MN1FMS". The following shows the main menu screen.

 MN1FMS1                Data Files and VSAM Data Sets                2009/08/04 
 STOA                          Menu of Options                      17:04:58:73
                                Version 01.00


                        1. Customer File Inquiry
                        2. Item File Inquiry
                        3. Customer File Update
                        4. Item File Update
                        5. Reserver for Future Use
                        6. Reserved for Future Use
                        7. Reserver for Future Use
                   	8. Return to Main Menu
                        9. End of Job, Sign Off

                        _  Select an option, please



                                                                       PF12=Esc

The following sections provide a brief description of the transaction definitions associated with the Main Menu options.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 1. Customer Data File Inquiry

The transaction identifier (or Tran ID) for this menu option is "CUI1" and the program is "CU2INQ". This program will prompt a user for the customer number. Once a customer number is entered the program accesses the Customer Master File (CUSTMAST) and displays the customer information at the 3270 Terminal. If a customer record is not found a message is displayed. A user may continue to enter customer numbers or exit the program. This program is part of the zPACK for Data File Management.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 2. Item Data File Inquiry

The transaction identifier (or Tran ID) for this menu option is "ITI1" and the program is "IT2INQ". This program will prompt a user for the item number. Once a item number is entered the program accesses the Item Master File (ITEMMAST) and displays the item information at the 3270 Terminal. If a item record is not found a message is displayed. A user may continue to enter item numbers or exit the program.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 3. Customer Data File Update

The transaction identifier (or Tran ID) for this menu option is "CUU1" and the program is "CU2UPD". This program will prompt a user for the customer number. Once a customer number is entered the program accesses the Customer Master File (CUSTMAST) and displays the customer information at the 3270 Terminal. A user may update the record or continue to enter customer numbers or exit the program. If a customer record is not found a message is displayed. This program is part of the zPACK for Data File Management.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 4. Item Data File Update

The transaction identifier (or Tran ID) for this menu option is "ITU1" and the program is "IT2UPD". This program will prompt a user for the item number. Once an item number is entered the program accesses the Item Master File (ITEMMAST) and displays the item information at the 3270 Terminal. A user may update the record or continue to enter item numbers or exit the program. If an item record is not found a message is displayed. This program is part of the zPACK for Data File Management.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 8. Return to Main Menu

The transaction identifier (or Tran ID) for this menu option is "MM01" and the program is "MN1APP". This program will display the Main Menu at the 3270 Terminal. For additional information refer to the  Main Menu Screen  or primary menu.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 9. End of Job, Sign Off

This will end the application and display the CICS transaction screen.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Technical Details

This section provides additional detail about the menu programs.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Source Code, File Menu Program

The following (MN1FMS.cbl) is the source code for the Main Menu Program.

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       PROGRAM-ID.  MN1FMS.
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      * PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
      * -------------------
      * This is the Menu program for the File Management System.
      *
      * MAINTENANCE
      * -----------
      * 1989/02/27 Simmons, Created program.
      * 1997/03/17 Simmons, Updated for SYSID.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  EOJ         pic X(50)
           value '     - Session completed, Enter new Tran ID       '.

       01  XCTL-RESP-CODE      pic 9(08)  comp.
       01  LOCAL-TRAN-ID       pic X(4)   value 'OPT1'.

       01  MSG-LINES.
           03  MSG-DATA        pic X(78)  value SPACES.

       01  SYS-ID              pic X(4).

       01  WORK-DATE.
           05  WORK-DATE-CC    pic X(02).
           05  WORK-DATE-YY    pic 9(02).
           05  WORK-DATE-MM    pic X(02).
           05  WORK-DATE-DD    pic 9(02).
       01  WORK-TIME.
           05  WORK-TIME-HH    pic X(02).
           05  WORK-TIME-NN    pic X(02).
           05  WORK-TIME-SS    pic X(02).
           05  WORK-TIME-TT    pic X(02).

       01  PROGRAM-NAME        pic x(8).

       01  WS-RESPONSE         pic S9(8) comp.
       01  WS-REASON-CODE      pic S9(8) comp.

       01  PROGRAM-FLAGS.
           05  P-FLAG-ANIM     pic X      value 'N'.
           05  P-FLAG-JOURNAL  pic X      value 'Y'.

       COPY MN1FMS1.
       COPY DFHAID.

      *****************************************************************
       LINKAGE SECTION.
       01  DFHCOMMAREA         pic X.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
      *    if  P-FLAG-ANIM = 'Y'
      *        CALL 'CBL_DEBUGBREAK'
      *    end-if

           perform CLEAR-MESSAGES

           evaluate TRUE
             when EIBCALEN = ZERO
                  perform SEND-MENU-SCREEN
             when EIBAID   = DFHPF12
                  perform END-OF-PROGRAM
             when EIBAID   = DFHENTER
                  perform GET-OPTION-NUMBER
             when other
                  move 'Please use a valid option number' to MSG-LINES
                  perform RECOVERY-ROUTINE
           end-evaluate.
      *    Should never get to here...
           perform END-OF-PROGRAM.

      *****************************************************************
       BUILD-HEADER-INFO.
           EXEC CICS ASSIGN
                SYSID(SYS-ID)
                END-EXEC.

           move 'MN1FMS1 ' to SYSPAGEO
           move SYS-ID to SYS-IDO.
           perform Z-GET-DATE-AND-TIME.
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       CLEAR-MESSAGES.
           move SPACES to MSG-LINES
           move SPACES to SYSMSG1O
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       END-OF-PROGRAM.
           EXEC CICS SEND
                FROM   (EOJ)
                LENGTH (50)
                ERASE
                END-EXEC

           EXEC CICS SEND
                CONTROL FREEKB
                END-EXEC

           EXEC CICS RETURN
                END-EXEC
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       GET-OPTION-NUMBER.
           EXEC CICS RECEIVE
                MAP    ('MN1FMS1')
                MAPSET ('MN1FMS1')
                RESP(WS-RESPONSE)
                RESP2(WS-REASON-CODE)
                END-EXEC.

           evaluate OPTNUMI
             when '1'   move 'CU2INQ  ' to PROGRAM-NAME
                        perform TRANSFER-CONTROL
             when '2'   move 'IT2INQ  ' to PROGRAM-NAME
                        perform TRANSFER-CONTROL
             when '3'   move 'CU2UPD  ' to PROGRAM-NAME
                        perform TRANSFER-CONTROL
             when '4'   move 'IT2UPD  ' to PROGRAM-NAME
                        perform TRANSFER-CONTROL
             when '8'   move 'MN1APP  ' to PROGRAM-NAME
                        perform TRANSFER-CONTROL
             when '9'   perform END-OF-PROGRAM
             when other
                  move 'Please use a valid option number' to MSG-LINES
                  perform RECOVERY-ROUTINE
           end-evaluate.
      *    Should never get to here...
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       RECOVERY-ROUTINE.
           move MSG-LINES to SYSMSG1O.
           move -1 to OPTNUML

           perform SEND-MENU-SCREEN
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       SEND-MENU-SCREEN.
           perform BUILD-HEADER-INFO

           EXEC CICS SEND
                MAP    ('MN1FMS1')
                MAPSET ('MN1FMS1')
                ERASE
                END-EXEC

           move LOW-VALUES to MN1FMS1O

           EXEC CICS RETURN
                TRANSID (LOCAL-TRAN-ID)
                COMMAREA (MN1FMS1O)
                LENGTH    (32)
                END-EXEC.
      *    Should never get to here...
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       TRANSFER-CONTROL.
           EXEC CICS XCTL
                PROGRAM(PROGRAM-NAME)
                RESP(XCTL-RESP-CODE)
                END-EXEC.

      *    Should never get to here...
           move 'Program not found, &&&&&&&&' to MSG-LINES.
           inspect MSG-LINES replacing first '&&&&&&&&'
                                          by PROGRAM-NAME
           move -1 to OPTNUML.
           perform RECOVERY-ROUTINE.
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-GET-DATE-AND-TIME.
           accept WORK-DATE from DATE YYYYMMDD
           accept WORK-TIME from TIME

           move 'ccyy/mm/dd'   to SYSDATEO
           move WORK-DATE(1:4) to SYSDATEO(1:4)
           move WORK-DATE(5:2) to SYSDATEO(6:2)
           move WORK-DATE(7:2) to SYSDATEO(9:2)

           move 'hh:mm:ss:dd'  to SYSTIMEO
           move WORK-TIME(1:2) to SYSTIMEO(1:2)
           move WORK-TIME(3:2) to SYSTIMEO(4:2)
           move WORK-TIME(5:2) to SYSTIMEO(7:2)
           move WORK-TIME(7:2) to SYSTIMEO(10:2)

           exit.

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The following (MN1FMS1.bms) is the source code for the BMS screen.

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MN1FMS1 DFHMSD CTRL=(FREEKB),                                          -
               LANG=COBOL,                                             -
               MODE=INOUT,                                             -
               STORAGE=AUTO,                                           -
               TERM=3270,                                              -
               TIOAPFX=YES,                                            -
               TYPE=&&SYSPARM
*
MN1FMS1 DFHMDI SIZE=(24,80),                                           -
               TIOAPFX=YES
SYSPAGE DFHMDF ATTRB=(FSET,NORM,PROT),                                 -
               LENGTH=8,                                               -
               POS=(1,1),                                              -
               INITIAL='MN1FMS1 '
        DFHMDF LENGTH=0,                                               -
               POS=(1,10)
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=29,                                              -
               POS=(1,25),                                             -
               INITIAL='Data Files and VSAM Data Sets'
* UPDATE-MAP-DATE
SYSDATE DFHMDF ATTRB=(NORM,PROT),                                      -
               LENGTH=10,                                              -
               POS=(1,69)
SYS-ID  DFHMDF ATTRB=(BRT,PROT),                                       -
               LENGTH=4,                                               -
               POS=(2,1)
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=15,                                              -
               POS=(2,32),                                             -
               INITIAL='Menu of Options'
* UPDATE-MAP-TIME
SYSTIME DFHMDF ATTRB=(NORM,PROT),                                      -
               LENGTH=11,                                              -
               POS=(2,68)
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=13,                                              -
               POS=(3,33),                                             -
               INITIAL='Version 01.00'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=24,                                              -
               POS=(6,19),                                             -
               INITIAL='1. Customer File Inquiry'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=20,                                              -
               POS=(7,19),                                             -
               INITIAL='2. Item File Inquiry'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=23,                                              -
               POS=(8,19),                                             -
               INITIAL='3. Customer File Update'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=26,                                              -
               POS=(9,19),                                             -
               INITIAL='4. Item File Update'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=26,                                              -
               POS=(10,19),                                            -
               INITIAL='5. Reserved for Future Use'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=26,                                              -
               POS=(11,19),                                            -
               INITIAL='6. Reserved for Future Use'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=26,                                              -
               POS=(12,19),                                            -
               INITIAL='7. Reserved for Future Use'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=37,                                              -
               POS=(13,19),                                            -
               INITIAL='8. Return to Main Menu, TRANSID(MM01)'
        DFHMDF ATTRB=(ASKIP,BRT),                                      -
               LENGTH=23,                                              -
               POS=(14,19),                                            -
               INITIAL='9. End of Job, Sign Off'
OPTNUM  DFHMDF ATTRB=(BRT,IC,UNPROT),                                  -
               LENGTH=1,                                               -
               POS=(16,19)
        DFHMDF LENGTH=25,                                              -
               POS=(16,21),                                            -
               INITIAL=' Select an option, please'
* UPDATE-ERROR-MESSAGE
SYSMSG1 DFHMDF ATTRB=(BRT,PROT),                                       -
               LENGTH=78,                                              -
               POS=(21,1)
        DFHMDF LENGTH=8,                                               -
               POS=(23,71),                                            -
               INITIAL='PF12=Esc'
        DFHMSD TYPE=FINAL
        END

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The purpose of this suite of program is to provide examples that use command level CICS in COBOL programs to access VSAM, Key-Sequenced-Data-Sets (KSDS) and display the information using standard BMS screen definitions to a 3270 terminal or terminal emulator. This document may be used 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 document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

The 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 send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com or call 415 883-6565. We appreciate hearing from you.

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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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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.

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 the CICS Connection for more examples of mainframe CICS coding 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 the non-Relational Data Connection for more examples of accessing methodologies and coding techniques for Data Files and VSAM Data Sets.

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

Explore The Micro Focus Web Site for more information about products and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires an Internet Connection.

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Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

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