File Control Table
Update FCT Entries in DFHDRDAT
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  Introduction
  Programming Objectives
  Programming Input and Output
  Programming Requirements
  Programming Overview
  CMD for Batch Execution
  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 (CASRDTUP) provides a batch process for updating the File Control Table (FCT) entries.


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This example illustrates the following functions.

1 Describe how to update FCT entries in the Micro Focus DFHDRDAT File.
2 Describe how to define the environment in order to do the update of the FCT entries.
  Programming Objectives

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Adding a new FDT entry or updating an existing FCT entry is a three step process within a single Windows Command File. The 1st Step does the preparation work by setting the environment.

The 2nd step uses the Micro Focus supplied utility program (CASRDTUP) to post information to the DFHDRDAT file. The following shows the command line syntax for the Micro Focus utility program. The value of %RDTFILE2% is the location and name of the input file.

C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\LOADLIB>casrdtup /f%RDTFILE8% /rSIMOCICA /xdat /q /op"c:\SimoSam1\DEVL\sys1\CONFIG"

The following shows an example of the input for adding or updating a single FCT entry using the Micro Focus utility program.

DEFINE FILE(CUSTMAST) GROUP(SIMOGRPA)
DESCRIPTION(Customer Master, File Control Table)
       DSNAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST) STATUS(ENABLED) OPENTIME(STARTUP)
       RECORDFORMAT(F) ADD(YES) BROWSE(YES) 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\DataLibA\Dyn1\SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST.DAT)
       _FILEEXT(DAT) _USECATALOG(YES) _COLLSEQ(ASCII)

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

1 Executes on Windows/7, Windows/8 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
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The following is a flowchart of the job for executing the program to compare the contents of two data files.

             
CSDFCTE8
cmd
1. The CMD member for updating FCT Information
   
ENV1BASE
cmd
 
 
Environment
variables
2. Set common environment variables
   
SIMONOTE
cmd
 
 
MESSAGE
syslog
3. Post message to console and SimoNOTE log file
   
RDTFILE8
text
 
 
CASRDTUP
ES/MSS
 
 
DFHDRDAT
ksds
4. ES/MSS Utility for updating FCT Information
   
SIMONOTE
cmd
 
 
MESSAGE
syslog
6. Post message to console and SimoNOTE log file
   
EOJ
7. End-of-Job
 
The CSDFCTE8 Command to Update FCT Information in the DFHDRDAT File

Step 4 of the preceding flow chart uses the Micro Focus supplied utility program (CASRDTUP) to update the FCT information in the resource definition file.

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The following (CSDFCTE8.cmd) is a sample of the Windows CMD needed to run this job.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               CSDFCTE8.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2019 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  *
rem  * The 2nd step will update FCT information from DFHDRDAT.
rem  *
rem  * The 3rd step will perform End-Of-Job processing.
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 3,  Prepare the environment...
rem  *
     set CmdName=CSDFCTE8
     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%"
     set RDTFILE8=%BaseLib1%\CSD\SIMOTIME.FCT.RDTFILE8.TXT
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 3, Post the FCT Information to the DFHDRDAT File...
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "StepInfo Create Record Sequential files"
     casrdtup /f%RDTFILE8% /rSIMOCICA /xdat /q /op"c:\SimoSam1\DEVL\sys1\CONFIG"
rem  *
     if exist %RDTFILE8% goto :EojAok
     set JobStatus=0010
     goto :EojNok
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Setp 3 of 3, End of Job Processing
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 purpose of this document is 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 choice of alternatives.

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

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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 How to Retrieve the File Control Table (FCT) Information from the DFHDRDAT file using the Micro Focus CASRDTEX Utility program.

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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