File Control Table
Extract FCT Entries from DFHDRDAT
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  Introduction
  Programming Objectives
  Programming Input and Output
  Programming Requirements
  Programming Overview
  CMD for Batch Execution
  FCT User Presentation
  COBOL Utility Program
  COBOL Copyfile, Record Structure
  Technical Details
  Details, Environment Variables
  CSDFCTFLAGS - Program Behavior Flags
  CSDGETD1 - Input File
  CSDPUTD1 - Output File, Fixed-Field Format
  CSDPUTD2 - Output File, CSV Format
  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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The resources used by the Micro Focus Enterprise Server, Mainframe Subsystem Support (or ES/MSS) is stored in the resource definitions file (DFHDRDAT). This file is a Micro Focus Key-Sequenced-Data-Set. This utility program provides a batch access to get the File Control Table (FCT) and post this information into an ASCII/Text file.


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This example illustrates the following functions.

1 Describe how to extract system configuration information (or resource definitions) from the Micro Focus DFHDRDAT File.
2 Demonstrate how to post FCT information into a CSV file
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Getting information from the FCT to a CSV file is a three step process within a single Windows Command File. The 1st Step does the preparation work by setting the environment and deleting any work files left by a previous execution.

The 2nd step uses the Micro Focus supplied utility program to extract information from the DFHDRDAT file and place it into an ASCII/Text file in a standard format that may be used to import the information into another CICS System. The following shows the command line syntax for the Micro Focus utility program. The value of %RDTLSEQ1% is the location and name of the output file.

C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\LOADLIB>casrdtex /o%RDTFILE2% /gSIMOGRPA /f /e /ip"c:\SimoSam1\DEVL\sys1\CONFIG"

The following shows an example of the output for the FCT entries produced by the Micro Focus utility program.

DEFINE FILE(APMASTER) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(Application Properties)
       DSNAME(SIMOTIME.UTIL.APMASTER) STATUS(ENABLED)
       OPENTIME(FIRSTREF) RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES) BROWSE(YES)
       _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(YES) READ(YES) UPDATE(YES)
       RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS) _MAXRECLEN(0)
       _MINRECLEN(0) _KEYPOSITION(0) _KEYLENGTH(0) _STARTEMPTY(NO)
       _DUPKEY(NO) _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(YES) _COLLSEQ(ASCII)
DEFINE FILE(CUSTMAST) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(Customer Master, File Control Table)
       STATUS(ENABLED) OPENTIME(STARTUP) RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES)
       BROWSE(YES) _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(NO) READ(YES) UPDATE(YES)
       RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS) _MAXRECLEN(512)
       _MINRECLEN(512) _KEYPOSITION(1) _KEYLENGTH(12) _STARTEMPTY(NO)
       _DUPKEY(NO) _PATH(C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\APPL)
       _FILENAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST) _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(NO)
       _COLLSEQ(ASCII)
DEFINE FILE(ESDSC01K) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(ESDS FILE 1024 Byte Records)
       DSNAME(SIMOTIME.ESDS.ESDSC01K) STATUS(ENABLED) OPENTIME(STARTUP)
       RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES) BROWSE(YES) _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(YES)
       READ(YES) UPDATE(YES) RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS)
       _MAXRECLEN(0) _MINRECLEN(0) _KEYPOSITION(0) _KEYLENGTH(0)
       _STARTEMPTY(NO) _DUPKEY(NO) _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(YES)
       _COLLSEQ(ASCII)
DEFINE FILE(ESDSC128) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(ESDS FILE 128 Byte Records)
       STATUS(ENABLED) OPENTIME(STARTUP) RECORDFORMAT(V) ADD(YES)
       BROWSE(YES) _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(NO) READ(YES) UPDATE(YES)
       RECOVERY(NONE) _FILETYPE(ESDS) _MAXRECLEN(128) _MINRECLEN(1)
       _STARTEMPTY(NO) _DUPKEY(NO) _PATH(C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\APPL)
       _FILENAME(SIMOTIME.ESDS.ESDSC128) _FILEEXT(DAT)
       _FILEFORMAT(MICROFOCUS) _USECATALOG(NO) _COLLSEQ(ASCII)
DEFINE FILE(ESDSC350) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(VSAM ESDS with 350 Byte Records)
       DSNAME(SIMOTIME.ESDS.ESDSC350) STATUS(ENABLED) OPENTIME(STARTUP)
       RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES) BROWSE(YES) _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(YES)
       READ(YES) UPDATE(YES) RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS)
       _MAXRECLEN(0) _MINRECLEN(0) _KEYPOSITION(0) _KEYLENGTH(0)
       _STARTEMPTY(NO) _DUPKEY(NO) _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(YES)
       _COLLSEQ(ASCII)
DEFINE FILE(EZACONFG) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(EZA SOKET Configuration File)
       STATUS(ENABLED) OPENTIME(FIRSTREF) RECORDFORMAT(V) ADD(YES)
       BROWSE(YES) _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(YES) READ(YES) UPDATE(YES)
       RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS) _MAXRECLEN(150)
       _MINRECLEN(16) _KEYPOSITION(1) _KEYLENGTH(16) _STARTEMPTY(NO)
       _DUPKEY(NO) _PATH(C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\SYS1\CONFIG)
       _FILENAME(EZACONFG) _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(NO)
       _COLLSEQ(EBCDIC)
DEFINE FILE(FPMASTER) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(File Properties, Data File Information)
       DSNAME(SIMOTIME.UTIL.FPMASTER) STATUS(ENABLED)
       OPENTIME(FIRSTREF) RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES) BROWSE(YES)
       _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(YES) READ(YES) UPDATE(YES)
       RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS) _MAXRECLEN(1024)
       _MINRECLEN(1024) _KEYPOSITION(0) _KEYLENGTH(4) _STARTEMPTY(NO)
       _DUPKEY(NO) _PATH(C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\APPL) _FILEEXT(DAT)
       _USECATALOG(YES) _COLLSEQ(ASCII)
DEFINE FILE(ITEMMAST) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(Item Master, File Control Table)
       DSNAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMMAST) STATUS(ENABLED) OPENTIME(STARTUP)
       RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES) BROWSE(YES) _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(YES)
       READ(YES) UPDATE(YES) RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS)
       _MAXRECLEN(0) _MINRECLEN(0) _KEYPOSITION(0) _KEYLENGTH(0)
       _STARTEMPTY(NO) _DUPKEY(NO) _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(YES)
       _COLLSEQ(ASCII)
DEFINE FILE(MSGXKSDS) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(File Status Codes with Brief Description)
       STATUS(ENABLED) OPENTIME(FIRSTREF) RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES)
       BROWSE(YES) _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(YES) READ(YES) UPDATE(YES)
       RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS) _MAXRECLEN(0)
       _MINRECLEN(0) _KEYPOSITION(0) _KEYLENGTH(0) _STARTEMPTY(NO)
       _DUPKEY(NO) _PATH(C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\APPL\)
       _FILENAME(SIMOTIME.UTIL.MSGXKSDS) _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(NO)
       _COLLSEQ(ASCII)
DEFINE FILE(UTXCTLD1) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(User Transaction Control)
       DSNAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.UTXCTLD1) STATUS(ENABLED)
       OPENTIME(FIRSTREF) RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES) BROWSE(YES)
       _EXCLUSIVE(NO) DELETE(YES) READ(YES) UPDATE(YES)
       RECOVERY(BACKOUTONLY) _FILETYPE(KSDS) _MAXRECLEN(0)
       _MINRECLEN(0) _KEYPOSITION(0) _KEYLENGTH(0) _STARTEMPTY(NO)
       _DUPKEY(NO) _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(YES) _COLLSEQ(EBCDIC)

The 3rd step uses a SimoTime utility program that reads the output of the 2nd step and writes the information to a CSV file that may be easily imported into an Excel spread sheet. The following shows an example of the output produced by the 3rd step.

01,APMASTER,SIMOGRPA,Application Properties,SIMOTIME.UTIL.APMASTER,ENABLED,FIRSTREF,F,YES,YES,NO,YES,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,00000,00000,00000,00000,NO,NO,,,DAT,YES,ASCII,
01,CUSTMAST,SIMOGRPA,"Customer Master, File Control Table",,ENABLED,STARTUP,F,YES,YES,NO,NO,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,00512,00512,00001,00012,NO,NO,C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\APPL,SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST,DAT,NO,ASCII,
01,ESDSC01K,SIMOGRPA,ESDS FILE 1024 Byte Records,SIMOTIME.ESDS.ESDSC01K,ENABLED,STARTUP,F,YES,YES,NO,YES,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,00000,00000,00000,00000,NO,NO,,,DAT,YES,ASCII,
01,ESDSC128,SIMOGRPA,ESDS FILE 128 Byte Records,,ENABLED,STARTUP,V,YES,YES,NO,NO,YES,YES,NONE,ESDS,00128,00001,,,NO,NO,C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\APPL,SIMOTIME.ESDS.ESDSC128,DAT,NO,ASCII,
01,ESDSC350,SIMOGRPA,VSAM ESDS with 350 Byte Records,SIMOTIME.ESDS.ESDSC350,ENABLED,STARTUP,F,YES,YES,NO,YES,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,00000,00000,00000,00000,NO,NO,,,DAT,YES,ASCII,
01,EZACONFG,SIMOGRPA,EZA SOKET Configuration File,,ENABLED,FIRSTREF,V,YES,YES,NO,YES,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,00150,00016,00001,00016,NO,NO,C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\SYS1\CONFIG,EZACONFG,DAT,NO,EBCDIC,
01,FPMASTER,SIMOGRPA,"File Properties, Data File Information",SIMOTIME.UTIL.FPMASTER,ENABLED,FIRSTREF,F,YES,YES,NO,YES,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,01024,01024,00000,00004,NO,NO,C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\APPL,,DAT,YES,ASCII,
01,ITEMMAST,SIMOGRPA,"Item Master, File Control Table",SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMMAST,ENABLED,STARTUP,F,YES,YES,NO,YES,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,00000,00000,00000,00000,NO,NO,,,DAT,YES,ASCII,
01,MSGXKSDS,SIMOGRPA,File Status Codes with Brief Description,,ENABLED,FIRSTREF,F,YES,YES,NO,YES,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,00000,00000,00000,00000,NO,NO,C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA\APPL\,SIMOTIME.UTIL.MSGXKSDS,DAT,NO,ASCII,
01,UTXCTLD1,SIMOGRPA,User Transaction Control,SIMOTIME.DATA.UTXCTLD1,ENABLED,FIRSTREF,F,YES,YES,NO,YES,YES,YES,BACKOUTONLY,KSDS,00000,00000,00000,00000,NO,NO,,,DAT,YES,EBCDIC,

WIP... we plan to add additional information to the CSV File and provide an HTML Format as user documentation.

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This suite of samples programs will run on the following platforms.

1 Executes on Windows/7, Windows/XP or Window/Server using Micro Focus Server or Studio and the CMD file provided
2 May be ported to run on the Linux and UNIX platforms supported by Micro Focus Server or Studio
  Programming Requirements

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The following is a flowchart of the job for executing the programs that will extract FCT information from the Micro Focus online configuration file (DFHDRDAT).

             
CSDFCTE1
cmd
1. The CMD member for getting FCT Information
   
ENV1BASE
cmd
 
 
Environment
variables
2. Set common environment variables
   
SIMONOTE
cmd
 
 
MESSAGE
syslog
3. Post message to console and SimoNOTE log file
   
DFHDRDAT
ksds
 
 
CASRDTEX
ES/MSS
 
 
RDTFILE2
text
4. ES/MSS Utility for extracting FCT Information
   
RDTFILE2
text
 
 
CSDFCTC1
cbl
 
 
SIMOCICA
text/csv
5. Post FCT Information to a CSV File
   
SIMONOTE
cmd
 
 
MESSAGE
syslog
6. Post message to console and SimoNOTE log file
   
EOJ
7. End-of-Job
 
The CSDFCTE1 Command to Get FCT Information from DFHDRDAT and Post to a CSV File

Step 4 of the preceding flow chart uses the Micro Focus supplied utility program (CASRDTEX) to extract the FCT information from the resource definition file. This information is then processed in step 5 by a utility program that places FCT information into an ASCII/Text file with CSV formatted records. This file may be viewed with a standard text editor or easily imported into an Excel spreadsheet.

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The following (CSDFCTW1.cmd) is a sample of the Windows CMD needed to run this job.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               CSDFCTWE1.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   - Glance at the CSD Information for FCTs.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 2006
rem  *
rem  * The 1st step will Prepare the environment.
rem  * The 2nd step will extract FCT information from DFHDRDAT.
rem  * The 3rd step will post FCT information to a CSV File.
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 3,  Prepare the environment...
rem  *
     set CmdName=CSDFCTW1
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set JobStatus=0000
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting CmdName %CmdName%, V08.06.05, User is %USERNAME%"
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Delete previously created files"
     set RDTLSEQ1=%BaseLib1%\DATA\TXT1\SIMOTIME.FCT2TEXT.RDTLSEQ1.TXT
     if exist %RDTLSEQ1% del %RDTFILELSEQ1%
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 2, Get FCT Information from RDO File...
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Create Record Sequential files"
     casrdtex /o%RDTLSEQ1% /gSIMOGRPA /f /e /ip"c:\SimoSam1\DEVL\sys1\CONFIG"
rem  *
     if exist %RDTLSEQ1% goto :PostToCSV
     set JobStatus=0020
     goto :EojNok
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 3 of 3, Post FCT Information to a CSV File...
rem  *
:PostToCSV
     set CSDGETD1=%RDTLSEQ1%
     set CSDPUTD1=%BaseLib1%\DATA\WRK1\SIMOTIME.FCT2RSEQ.SIMOCICA.DAT
     set CSDPUTD2=%BaseLib1%\DATA\XLSS\SIMOTIME.FCT2LCSV.SIMOCICA.CSV
     set CSDFCTFLAGS=YYNNNNNN/NNNNNNNN
     run CSDFCTC1
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0030
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto :EojNok
     call SIMONOTE "DataMAKE is %CSDPUTD1% "
     call SIMONOTE "DataMAKE is %CSDPUTD2% "
     goto :EojAok
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
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

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The following (CSDFCTC1.cbl) is the COBOL program that will post the FCT information to a Line Sequential (or ASCII/Text) File with a CSV record structure and a record sequential file with a record structure of fixed-record and fixed-field lengths.

This is a Work-In-Progress, contact SimoTime for additional information.

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The following (CSDFCTB1.cpy) is the COBOL copyfile that is used by the SimoTime Utility Program.

      *****************************************************************
      *               CSDFCTB1.cpy - a COBOL Copy File                *
      *         Copyright (C) 1987-2017 SimoTime Technologies         *
      *                     All Rights Reserved                       *
      *              Provided by SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************
      *    The length of this data structure is 1024 bytes.
      *
       01  FCT-RECORD.
           05  FCT-RECORD-ID       PIC X(02).                           COL-A
           05  FCT-DEFINE-FILE-DD  PIC X(16).                           COL-B
           05  FCT-DEFINE-GROUP    PIC X(16).                           COL-C
           05  FCT-DESCRIPTION     PIC X(54).                           COL-D
           05  FCT-DSNAME          PIC X(54).                           COL-E
           05  FCT-STATUS          PIC X(16).                           COL-F
           05  FCT-OPENTIME        PIC X(16).                           COL-G
           05  FCT-RECORDFORMAT    PIC X(16).                           COL-H
           05  FCT-ADD             PIC X(16).                           COL-I
           05  FCT-BROWSE          PIC X(16).                           COL-J
           05  FCT-U-EXCLUSIVE     PIC X(16).                           COL-K
           05  FCT-DELETE          PIC X(16).                           COL-L
           05  FCT-READ            PIC X(16).                           COL-M
           05  FCT-UPDATE          PIC X(16).                           COL-N
           05  FCT-RECOVERY        PIC X(16).                           COL-O
           05  FCT-U-FILETYPE      PIC X(16).                           COL-P
           05  FCT-U-MAXRECLEN     PIC X(16).                           COL-Q
           05  FCT-U-MINRECLEN     PIC X(16).                           COL-R
           05  FCT-U-KEYPOSITION   PIC X(16).                           COL-S
           05  FCT-U-KEYLENGTH     PIC X(16).                           COL-T
           05  FCT-U-STARTEMPTY    PIC X(16).                           COL-U
           05  FCT-U-DUPKEY        PIC X(16).                           COL-V
           05  FCT-U-PATH          PIC X(73).                           COL-W
           05  FCT-U-FILENAME      PIC X(54).                           COL-X
           05  FCT-U-FILEEXT       PIC X(16).                           COL-Y
           05  FCT-U-USECATALOG    PIC X(16).                           COL-Z
           05  FCT-U-COLLSEQ       PIC X(16).                           COL-AA
           05  FILLER              PIC X(435).
      *
      ***  CSDFCTB1 - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - CSDFCTB1 *
      *****************************************************************
      *

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Record Structure for the File with FCT Information extracted from the Micro Focus DFHDRDAT configuration file. Additional information is provided that is based on the field definitions in a COBOL copy file. The field sizes and field positions within the record are calculated and included in the document.

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The CSDFCTFLAGS environment variable is used to set two groups of switches that will influence program behavior and tracing functions. Each group has eight (8) bytes or flags. The command line format is as follows.

      rem Positions=12345678/12345678
      set MIFOFLAGS=NNNNNNNN/NNNNNNNN

The following describes the first group of eight (8) flags that is referred to as the BEHAVIOR FLAGS.

Flag Description
Behavior-1 Y = Enables the Creation of a CSV Formatted File.
Behavior-2 Y = Enable the MF Catalog Access Function.
  Overview of the BEHAVIOR Flags

The following describes the second group of eight (8) flags that is referred to as the TRACE FLAGS.

Flag Description
Trace-1 Y or N, Reserved for Future Use
  Overview of the TRACE Flags

 

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set CSDPUTD1=%BaseLib1%\DATA\WRK1\SIMOTIME.FCT2RSEQ.SIMOCICA.DAT

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set CSDPUTD2=%BaseLib1%\DATA\XLSS\SIMOTIME.FCT2LCSV.SIMOCICA.CSV

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This utility program provides a batch access to get the FCT information in the Micro Focus Resource Definition File (DFHDRDAT) and post the information into an ASCII/Text file. 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 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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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 How to Update the File Control Table (FCT) Information. in the DFHDRDAT file using the Micro Focus CASRDTUP Utility program.

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 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 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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If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please call or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

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SimoTime Technologies was founded in 1987 and is a privately owned company. We specialize in the creation and deployment of business applications using new or existing technologies and services. We have a team of individuals that understand the broad range of technologies being used in today's environments. Our customers include small businesses using Internet technologies to corporations using very large mainframe systems.

Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems. We specialize in preparing applications and the associated data that are currently residing on a single platform to be distributed across a variety of platforms.

Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform. The data will need to be transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process. SimoTime has the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with doing business in a multi-system environment.

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