File Properties
CICS, Repository Inquiry & Update
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  Introduction
  Display Source Member Properties
  File Properties Repository
  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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This example uses a suite of COBOL programs and BMS mapsets to display a screen that will prompt a user for a Data Set Name (or DSN). Once a DSN is entered the program will access the File Properties Repository (FPMASTER is a VSAM, KSDS). The programs use command level CICS statements to access FPMASTER 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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To display the File Properties screen a COBOL program and a BMS screen is used. The File Properties Screen contains a prompt for a new Data Set Name and the file information from a previous request. Once a new DSN is entered the File Properties Repository is accessed and the new information is displayed. Various EXEC CICS commands are used to access the repository and re-display the screen.

 FP2UPD1                  Data Files and VSAM Data Sets              2009/08/04 
 STOA              File Properties Repository - Update Option       17:32:29:37

         Next Data Set Name: SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST

              Data Set Name: SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST


                      DSORG: KS                         RECFM: V
      Minimum Record Length: 00512      Maximum Record Length: 00512
               Key Position: 00001                 Key Length: 00012



         Last Activity Date:            Time:            Status:



                  F3=Menu                     F9=Updt                   F12=Esc 

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The File Properties Repository is a VSAM, Key Sequenced Data Structure (or KSDS). It has a record length of 1,024 bytes with a 54 byte key starting in position 3 of the record. The following copy file (FPMASTB1.cpy) shows the record structure.

      *****************************************************************
      *               FPMASTB1.CPY - a COBOL Copy File                *
      *         Copyright (C) 1987-2014 SimoTime Enterprises          *
      *                     All Rights Reserved                       *
      *              Provided by SimoTime Enterprises                 *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
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      *****************************************************************
      * Copy File for the record structure of the FPMASTER File that
      * contains the properties or characteristics of non-relational
      * data structures, Sequential file or VSAM Data Sets.
      * This is a VSAM Keyed=Sequential-Data-Set or Key-Indexed File. *
      *
       01  FPMASTER-REC.
           05  FPMASTER-DATA-01.
               10 FPMASTER-BASE-INFO.
                   15  FPMASTER-LEVEL-NBR  PIC 9(2).                    COL-A
                   15  FPMASTER-DSN-NAME   PIC X(54).                   COL-B
                   15  FPMASTER-DD-NAME    PIC X(17).                   COL-C
               10  FPMASTER-FILE-PROPERTIES.
                   15  FPMASTER-DCB-DSORG  PIC X(4).                    COL-D
                   15  FPMASTER-DCB-RECFM  PIC X(4).                    COL-E
                   15  FPMASTER-MIN-LRECL  PIC 9(5).                    COL-F
                   15  FPMASTER-MAX-LRECL  PIC 9(5).                    COL-G
                   15  FPMASTER-KEY-POS    PIC 9(5).                    COL-H
                   15  FPMASTER-KEY-LEN    PIC 9(5).                    COL-I
                   15  FPMASTER-VSAM-DAT   PIC X(44).                   COL-J
                   15  FPMASTER-VSAM-IDX   PIC X(44).                   COL-K
               10  FPMASTER-JOB-INFO.
                   15  FPMASTER-JCL-OVR1   PIC X(8).                    COL-L
                   15  FPMASTER-JCL-USR1   PIC X(8).                    COL-M
                   15  FPMASTER-JCL-USR2   PIC X(8).                    COL-N
               10  FPMASTER-EXTENDED-INFO.
                   15  FPMASTER-EXTEND-S1  PIC X(4).                    COL-O
                   15  FPMASTER-EXTEND-S2  PIC X(4).                    COL-P
                   15  FPMASTER-EXTEND-M1  PIC X(16).                   COL-Q
                   15  FPMASTER-EXTEND-M2  PIC X(16).                   COL-R
                   15  FPMASTER-EXTEND-M3  PIC X(16).                   COL-S
                   15  FPMASTER-EXTEND-M4  PIC X(16).                   COL-T
                   15  FPMASTER-EXTEND-X1  PIC X(256).                  COL-U
                   15  FPMASTER-EXTEND-X2  PIC X(256).                  COL-V
               10  FILLER                  PIC X(227).
      *
      ***  FPMASTB1 - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - FPMASTB1 *
      *****************************************************************
      *

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. Also, 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 documents and the links to other documents are intended to provide a choice of alternatives.

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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.

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

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 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 for download. 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.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Glossary of Terms

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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