Data Extract
Customer Master File
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - cusext01.htm 
  Introduction
  Possibilities and Considerations
  JCL Member
  CMD Files, Field Level Data Extract
  Data Extract (KSDS to RSEQ)
  Data Extract (KSDS to LSEQ)
  The COBOL Program Members
  The I/O Program
  The Extract/Convert Routine
  The Program Generation Process
  The Process Control File
  Record Structure, a Copy File
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This suite of sample programs describes how to extract data from the Customer Master File. The numeric fields will be expanded (Packed or Binary) and the trailing spaces within the text fields will be truncated. A new record will be constructed with the fields being concatenated and separated by a comma. The newly constructed record will be written to a sequential file. The file may now be transferred from the mainframe to a Windows system using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and easily imported into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, an Access Data Base or other SQL Data Bases.

The extract of data by fields within the record and the reformatting of the output records is actually accomplished with two COBOL programs. The first program does the File I/O of reading the Customer Master File and writing reformatted records to a sequential file. The File I/O program calls the second program to do the record formatting that expands the numeric fields and does blank truncation on the text fields and then places a comma between the fields as the field delimiter. The COBOL programs were generated using SimoTime technology.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Possibilities and Considerations

When running this job on a Mainframe System the output file will be an EBCDIC-encoded, record-sequential file. The records will be concatenated fields of text strings separated (or delimited) by a comma. This file may be downloaded from the mainframe to a Windows system using FTP in ASCII mode. Since the output file is all text it will be properly converted from EBCDIC to ASCII during the file transfer (FTP) process. It will also be converted from a Record-Sequential file to a Line-Sequential file (Micro Focus terminology for ASCII/Text File). The file is now ready to import into an Excel spreadsheet, an Access Data Base or other SQL Data Bases.

When running the job on a Windows System with Micro Focus and using EBCDIC encoding the output file will be an EBCDIC-encoded, record-sequential file. The records will be concatenated fields of text strings separated (or delimited) by a comma. Since we no longer use the FTP process to transfer the file we no longer have the benefit of the FTP process doing the file-format and record-content conversion. Therefore, we need an alternative method for doing the file format conversion from record-sequential to line-sequential and the record content conversion from EBCDIC to ASCII. Refer to the File-Format and Record-Content Conversion Program for more information.

When running the job on a Windows System with Micro Focus and using ASCII encoding the output file will be an ASCII-encoded, record-sequential file. The records will be concatenated fields of text strings separated (or delimited) by a comma. Since we no longer use the FTP process to transfer the file and we no longer have the benefit of the FTP process doing the file-format conversion (since we are running in an ASCII-encoded configuration the file-content conversion is not a requirement). Therefore, we need an alternative method for doing the file format conversion from record-sequential to line-sequential. Refer to the File-Format Conversion Program for more information.

This document provides a brief overview of the Micro Focus File Formats available on Linux, UNIX or Windows Systems supported by Micro Focus.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL Member

The term Mainframe-Oriented refers to an actual IBM Mainframe, Micro Focus Mainframe Express or Micro Focus Enterprise Server with the Mainframe Transaction Option and the Batch Facility. The following (CUEXTJ01.jcl) is a listing of the JCL member needed to run this job in a Mainframe-Oriented environment.

//CUSEXTJ1 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       CUSEXTJ1.JCL - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*       This JCL Member 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   - Read Customer Master File, write to a sequential file
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 01, 1989
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a mainframe under MVS or on
//* a Personal Computer running Windows and Mainframe Express by
//* Micro Focus.
//*
//*   ************                    ************
//*   *  Entry   *                    *  Entry   *
//*   *   MVS    *                    * Windows  *
//*   ************                    ************
//*        *                               *
//*   ************                    ************
//*   * CUSEXTJ1 *                    * CUSEXTE1 *
//*   ********jcl*                    ********cmd*
//*        *                               *
//*   ************                         *
//*   * IEFBR14  *                         *
//*   ********utl*                         *
//*        *                               *
//*        *********************************
//*                        *
//*                        *
//*   ************    ************    ************
//*   * CUSTMAST *----* CUSEXTC1 *----* CUSEXTSV *
//*   ************    ********cbl*    ********dat*
//*                        *   *
//*                        *   *
//*                        *   *---CALL----*
//*                        *               *
//*                        *               *
//*                        *          ************
//*                        *          * CUSEXTR1 *
//*                        *          ********cbl*
//*                        *
//*                   ************
//*                   *   EOJ    *
//*                   ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 2, This job step will delete a previously created file.
//*
//DELTSEQ1 EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//CUSTRCSV DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTPHON,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=256,DSORG=PS)
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 2 of 2, Execute the Sample program.
//*              Read the customer file (KSDS) and write a record of
//*              selected fields to a sequential file. Truncate spaces
//*              from each field and separate the fields by a comma.
//*
//CBLEXTS1 EXEC PGM=CUSEXTC1
//STEPLIB  DD  DSN=MFI01.SIMOPROD.LOADLIB1,DISP=SHR
//CUSTMAST DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST,DISP=SHR
//CUSTRCSV DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTPHON,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=256,DSORG=PS)
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section CMD Files, Field Level Data Extract

The Data Extract programs may be executed from a Windows Command line or from Windows Explorer. The programs in this suite of examples will read a Customer Master File that is a VSAM, Key-Sequenced-Data-Set (KSDS) and write to a sequential file that may be a record sequential file with fixed length records and fixed length fields within the records. An example that formats the records in a Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) format is included.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Data Extract (KSDS to RSEQ)

The following (CUSEXTZ1.cmd) is a listing of the CMD member needed to run this job. This job will do a file format conversion from a VSAM, KSDS to a Record Sequential file. The programs will do a record content conversion from fixed-field length with packed data to a CSV format with variable length fields. The packed numeric fields will be converted to text fields.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               CUSEXTZ1.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   - Read Customer Master, write sequential CSV file.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * The job will read a Customer Master File (KSDS), extract data and
rem  * write to a record sequential (RSEQ) file that will contain all
rem  * text data with the fields separated by a comma.
rem  * The packed and binary numbers will be expanded into text strings.
rem  *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    * CUSEXTZ1 *
rem  *    ********cmd*
rem  *         *
rem  *         *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    *   run    *****************************
rem  *    *******mifo*                           *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *           ************     ************     ************
rem  *         *           * CUSTMAST ******* CusExtC1 ******* CUSTRCSV *
rem  *         *           *******ksds*     ********cbl*     *******rseq*
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                            ************
rem  *         *                            * CusExtR1 *
rem  *         *                            ********cbl*
rem  *         *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    *   EOJ    *
rem  *    ************
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 2, Delete any previously created file...
rem  *
     set CmdName=CusExtZ1
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     set JobStatus=0000
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %CmdName%, User is %USERNAME%"
:DeleteQSAM
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep DeleteQSAM"
     set CUSTMAST=%BaseLib1%\DATA\APPL\SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST.DAT
     set CUSTRCSV=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Wrk1\SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTRCSV.DAT
     if exist %CUSTRCSV% del %CUSTRCSV%
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 2, Extract Customer Info, create a new RSEQ file...
rem  *
:ExecuteExtractRoutine
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep ExecuteExtractRoutine"
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake KSA CUSTMAST=%CUSTMAST%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake RSA CUSEXTSV=%CUSTRCSV%"
     run CUSEXTC1
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto EojNok
     if not exist %CUSTRCSV% set JobStatus=0020
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto EojNok
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
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SysLog is %SYSLOG%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Data Extract (KSDS to LSEQ)

The following (CUSEXTW1.cmd) is a listing of the CMD member needed to run this job. This job will do a file format conversion from a VSAM, KSDS to a Line Sequential or ASCII/Text file and the record content will be converted from fixed-field length with packed data to a CSV format with variable length fields. The packed numeric fields will be converted to text fields.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               CUSEXTW1.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   - Read Customer Master, write sequential CSV file.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * The job will read a Customer Master File (KSDS), extract data and
rem  * write to a record sequential (RSEQ) file that will contain all
rem  * text data with the fields separated by a comma.
rem  * The packed and binary numbers will be expanded into text strings.
rem  * The record sequential (RSEQ) file will then be converted to a
rem  * line sequential (LSEQ) or ASCII/text file.
rem  *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    * CUSEXTW1 *
rem  *    ********cmd*
rem  *         *
rem  *         *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    *   run    *****************************
rem  *    *******mifo*                           *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *           ************     ************     ************
rem  *         *           * CUSTMAST ******* CusExtC1 ******* CUSTRCSV *
rem  *         *           *******ksds*     ********cbl*     *******rseq*
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                            ************
rem  *         *                            * CusExtR1 *
rem  *         *                            ********cbl*
rem  *         *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    *   run    *****************************
rem  *    *******mifo*                           *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *                                 *
rem  *         *           ************     ************     ************
rem  *         *           * DAT256RS ******* R2L256C1 ******* DAT256LS *
rem  *         *           *******rseq*     ********cbl*     *******lseq*
rem  *         *
rem  *    ************
rem  *    *   EOJ    *
rem  *    ************
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 3, Set Environment Variables for File Names,
rem  *              Delete any previously created file...
rem  *
     set CmdName=CusExtE1
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     set JobStatus=0000
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %CmdName%, User is %USERNAME%"
:DeleteQSAM
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep DeleteQSAM"
     set CUSTMAST=%BaseLib1%\DATA\APPL\SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTMAST.DAT
     set CUSTRCSV=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Wrk1\SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTRCSV.DAT
     if exist %CUSTRCSV% del %CUSTRCSV%
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 3, Extract Customer Info, create a new RSEQ file...
rem  *
:ExecuteExtractRoutine
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep ExecuteExtractRoutine"
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake KSA CUSTMAST=%CUSTMAST%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake RSA CUSEXTSV=%CUSTRCSV%"
     run CUSEXTC1
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto EojNok
     if not exist %CUSTRCSV% set JobStatus=0020
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto EojNok
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 3 of 3, Convert RSEQ file to LSEQ file...
rem  *
:ExecuteRseqToLseqRoutine
     call SimoNOTE "Identify JobStep ExecuteRseqToLseqRoutine
     set EXTFH=C:\SimoSAM1\SysLibA1\EXTFHTAB.CFG
     set DAT256RS=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Wrk1\SIMOTIME.DATA.CUSTRCSV.DAT
     set DAT256LS=%BaseLib1%\DATA\Wrk1\SIMOTIME.DATA.DAT256LS.CSV
     if exist %DAT256LS% del %DAT256LS%
     run R2L256C1
     if not exist %CUSTRCSV% set JobStatus=0020
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake RSA DAT256RS=%DAT256RS%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake TXT DAT256LS=%DAT256LS%"
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
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SysLog is %SYSLOG%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The COBOL Program Members

The following describes the COBOL Members included with this suite of programs.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The I/O Program

The following (CUSEXTC1.cbl) is the COBOL I/O program that was generated with SimoTime technology. The program was tested using Micro Focus Enterprise Server on Windows/XP. The program was successfully executed in both an EBCDIC and ASCII encoded configuration.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    CUSEXTC1.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This program was generated by SimoZAPS              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *  Generation Date: 2011-01-31  Generation Time: 15:47:09:31    *
      *                                                               *
      *                                   Record    Record     Key    *
      *  Function  Name     Organization  Format    Max-Min  Pos-Len  *
      *  INPUT     CUSTMAST INDEXED       VARIABLE   00512    00001   *
      *                                              00012    00012   *
      *  OUTPUT    CUSTRCSV SEQUENTIAL    FIXED      00256            *
      *                                                               *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.
           SELECT CUSTMAST-FILE  ASSIGN TO       CUSTMAST
                  ORGANIZATION  IS INDEXED
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  RECORD KEY    IS CUSTMAST-PKEY-00001-00012
                  FILE STATUS   IS CUSTMAST-STATUS.
           SELECT CUSTRCSV-FILE  ASSIGN TO       CUSTRCSV
                  ORGANIZATION  IS SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS CUSTRCSV-STATUS.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
       FD  CUSTMAST-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS CUSTMAST-REC
           .
       01  CUSTMAST-REC.
           05  CUSTMAST-PKEY-00001-00012        PIC X(00012).
           05  CUSTMAST-DATA-00013-00500        PIC X(00500).

       FD  CUSTRCSV-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS CUSTRCSV-REC
           .
       01  CUSTRCSV-REC.
           05  CUSTRCSV-DATA-01 PIC X(00256).

      *****************************************************************
      * This program was created with the SYSMASK3.TXT file as the    *
      * template for the File I/O. It is intended for use with the    *
      * TransCALL facility that makes a call to a routine that does   *
      * the actual conversion between EBCDIC and ASCII. For more      *
      * information or questions contact SimoTime Technologies.       *
      *                                                               *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      * The SYSMASK3 provides for the sequential reading of the input *
      * file and the sequential writing of the output file.           *
      *                                                               *
      * This program mask is used with a callable subroutine that     *
      * will do ASCII/EBCDIC Conversion based on a COBOL Copy File.   *
      *                                                               *
      * If the output file is indexed then the input file must be in  *
      * sequence by the field that will be used to provide the key    *
      * for the output file.                                          *
      *                                                               *
      * If the key field is not in sequence then refer to SYSMASK4    *
      * to provide for a random add or update of the indexed file.    *
      *****************************************************************
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* CUSEXTC1 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Extract Customer Info to CSV RSEQ '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v10.07.06'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value '   helpdesk@simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CUSEXTC1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'This Data File Convert Member wa'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 's generated by SimoTime Technolo'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value 'gies'.

       01  CUSTMAST-STATUS.
           05  CUSTMAST-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  CUSTMAST-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  CUSTMAST-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  CUSTMAST-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

       01  CUSTRCSV-STATUS.
           05  CUSTRCSV-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  CUSTRCSV-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  CUSTRCSV-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  CUSTRCSV-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

       01  CUSTMAST-LRECL    pic 9(5)    value 00512.
       01  CUSTRCSV-LRECL    pic 9(5)    value 00256.

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

      *****************************************************************
      * Message Buffer used by the Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT routine.    *
      *****************************************************************
       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* CUSEXTC1 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.

      *****************************************************************
       01  PROGRAM-NAME            pic X(8)     value 'CUSEXTC1'.

       01  INFO-STATEMENT.
           05  INFO-SHORT.
               10  INFO-ID pic X(8)    value 'Starting'.
               10  filler  pic X(2)    value ', '.
               10  filler  pic X(34)
                   value   'Extract Customer Info to CSV RSEQ '.
           05  filler      pic X(24)
               value ' http://www.SimoTime.com'.

       01  APPL-RESULT             pic S9(9)    comp.
           88  APPL-AOK            value 0.
           88  APPL-EOF            value 16.

       01  CUSTMAST-TOTAL.
           05  CUSTMAST-RDR  pic 9(9)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)    value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(23)   value 'Line count for CUSTMAST'.
       01  CUSTRCSV-TOTAL.
           05  CUSTRCSV-ADD  pic 9(9)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)    value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(23)   value 'Line count for CUSTRCSV'.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
           move all '*' to MESSAGE-TEXT-1
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           move INFO-STATEMENT to MESSAGE-TEXT-1
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           move all '*' to MESSAGE-TEXT-1
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT
           perform CUSTMAST-OPEN
           perform CUSTRCSV-OPEN

           perform until CUSTMAST-STATUS not = '00'
               perform CUSTMAST-READ
               if  CUSTMAST-STATUS = '00'
                   add 1 to CUSTMAST-RDR
                   perform BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD
                   perform CUSTRCSV-WRITE
                   if  CUSTRCSV-STATUS = '00'
                       add 1 to CUSTRCSV-ADD
                   end-if
               end-if
           end-perform

           move CUSTMAST-TOTAL to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           move CUSTRCSV-TOTAL to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           if  APPL-EOF
               move 'Complete' to INFO-ID
           else
               move 'ABENDING' to INFO-ID
           end-if
           move INFO-STATEMENT to MESSAGE-TEXT(1:79)
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           perform CUSTRCSV-CLOSE
           perform CUSTMAST-CLOSE
           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD.
      *>   Extract CALL process...
           call 'CUSEXTR1'                        using CUSTRCSV-REC
                                                        CUSTMAST-REC
           add 00256 to ZERO giving CUSTRCSV-LRECL
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the INPUT File...                            *
      *****************************************************************
       CUSTMAST-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close CUSTMAST-FILE
           if  CUSTMAST-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'CLOSE Failure with CUSTMAST' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CUSTMAST-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CUSTMAST-READ.
           read CUSTMAST-FILE
           if  CUSTMAST-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  CUSTMAST-STATUS = '10'
                   add 16 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               else
                   add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               end-if
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               if  APPL-EOF
                   move 'Y' to CUSTMAST-EOF
               else
                   move 'READ Failure with CUSTMAST' to MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                   move CUSTMAST-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CUSTMAST-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open input CUSTMAST-FILE
           if  CUSTMAST-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to CUSTMAST-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with CUSTMAST' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CUSTMAST-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the OUTPUT File...                           *
      *****************************************************************
       CUSTRCSV-WRITE.
           if  CUSTRCSV-OPEN-FLAG = 'C'
               perform CUSTRCSV-OPEN
           end-if
           write CUSTRCSV-REC
           if  CUSTRCSV-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  CUSTRCSV-STATUS = '10'
                   add 16 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               else
                   add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               end-if
           end-if.
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'WRITE Failure with CUSTRCSV' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CUSTRCSV-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CUSTRCSV-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open OUTPUT CUSTRCSV-FILE
           if  CUSTRCSV-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to CUSTRCSV-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with CUSTRCSV' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CUSTRCSV-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       CUSTRCSV-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close CUSTRCSV-FILE
           if  CUSTRCSV-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'C' to CUSTRCSV-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'CLOSE Failure with CUSTRCSV' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move CUSTRCSV-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following Z-ROUTINES provide administrative functions     *
      * for this program.                                             *
      *****************************************************************
      * ABEND the program, post a message to the console and issue    *
      * a STOP RUN.                                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-ABEND-PROGRAM.
           if  MESSAGE-TEXT not = SPACES
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           move 'PROGRAM-IS-ABENDING...'  to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           add 12 to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
           STOP RUN.
      *    exit.

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

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

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
           display SIM-TITLE
           display SIM-COPYRIGHT
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This program was generated by SimoZAPS              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *  Generation Date: 2011-01-31  Generation Time: 15:47:09:34    *
      *****************************************************************

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Extract/Convert Routine

The following (CUSEXTR1.cbl) is a COBOL program that extracts the fields of data and expands the numeric fields and truncates the trailing spaces from text fields and builds a comma separated text string of data. The program was tested using Micro Focus Enterprise Server on Windows/XP. The program was successfully executed in both an EBCDIC and ASCII encoded configuration.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    CUSEXTR1.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This routine was generated by SimoREC1              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *  Generation Date: 2011/01/31  Generation Time: 15:47:09:60    *
      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  NGPU-07-00.
           05  NRPU-07-00  pic  9(07).

       01  IX-P1               pic 9(9)      value 0.
       01  IX-P2               pic 9(9)      value 0.
       01  IX-NP               pic 9(5)      value 0.
       01  IX-L1               pic 9(9)      value 0.
       01  RA-P1               pic 9(3)      value 0.
       01  RA-P2               pic 9(3)      value 0.
       01  COLUMN-NUMBER       pic 9(5)      value 0.
       01  WORK-AREA-X.
           05  WORK-AREA-X1    pic X         value '"'.
           05  WORK-AREA       pic X(00288)  value SPACES.
       01  WORK-AREA-X2        pic X(00256)  value SPACES.
       01  FRAME-STOP.
           05  FRAME-BYTE      pic X         value '"'.
           05  DELIMITER-BYTE  pic X         value ','.
       01  FRAME-FLAG          pic X         value 'N'.
       01  O-FLAG              pic X(3)      value 'CSV'.
       01  BYTE-Y              pic X         value 'Y'.
       01  BYTE-N              pic X         value 'N'.
       01  FRAME-COUNT         pic 9(5)      value 0.
       01  DELIM-COUNT         pic 9(5)      value 0.
       01  FFL-SIZE            pic 9(5)      value 0.
       01  CSV-SIZE            pic 9(5)      value 0.
       01  LAST-NON-SPACE-BYTE pic 9(5)      value 0.
       01  SIGN-BYTE           pic X         value SPACE.
       01  DIG-POS             pic 9(3).
       01  DIG-LEN             pic 9(3).
       01  DIG-CTL             pic 9(3).
       01  DEC-POS             pic 9(3).
       01  DEC-LEN             pic 9(3).
       01  DEC-CTL             pic 9(3).
       01  DEC-POINT           pic 9(3).
      *
      *****************************************************************
       LINKAGE SECTION.
       01  REC1CALL-REC pic X(00256).
       COPY CUSTCB01.
      *
      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION using REC1CALL-REC
                                CUST-RECORD.
      *
           add 1 to ZERO giving IX-NP
           move all SPACES
             to REC1CALL-REC
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-NUMBER
           add 00012 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-NUMBER to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-STATUS
           add 00001 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-STATUS to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-LAST-NAME
           add 00028 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-LAST-NAME to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-FIRST-NAME
           add 00020 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-FIRST-NAME to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-MID-NAME
           add 00020 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-MID-NAME to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-ADDRESS-1
           add 00048 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-ADDRESS-1 to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-ADDRESS-2
           add 00048 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-ADDRESS-2 to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-CITY
           add 00028 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-CITY to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-STATE
           add 00028 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-STATE to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-POSTAL-CODE
           add 00012 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-POSTAL-CODE to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-PHONE-HOME
           add 00018 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-PHONE-HOME to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-PHONE-WORK
           add 00018 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-PHONE-WORK to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    String Move, CUST-PHONE-CELL
           add 00018 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move CUST-PHONE-CELL to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
      *
      *    Packed-UnSign move, CUST-CREDIT-LIMIT
           add 00007 to ZERO giving FFL-SIZE
           if CUST-CREDIT-LIMIT is NUMERIC
              add CUST-CREDIT-LIMIT to ZERO giving NRPU-07-00
           else
              move ZERO to NRPU-07-00
           end-if
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA-X2
           move NGPU-07-00 to WORK-AREA-X2
           perform POST-TEXT-TO-CSV
           GOBACK.
      *
      *****************************************************************
       POST-TEXT-TO-CSV.
      *    This routine does a left-to-right scan of the content
      *    of a fixed-field. It accumulates counters for the
      *    embedded Frame or Delimiter bytes.
      *    If embedded Frame or Delimiters bytes exist in the
      *    text string within a field then the text string will
      *    be formated as it is moved to the output buffer.
      *    The data in the output buffer will start and end with
      *    a Frame byte
      *    Embedded Frame bytes will be preceded by a Frame byte
      *    and embedded Delimiter bytes will be treated as data
      *    within the output text string.
      *****************************************************************
           add 1 to ZERO giving IX-P1
           add 1 to ZERO giving IX-P2
           move ZERO to FRAME-COUNT
           move ZERO to DELIM-COUNT
           move ZERO to LAST-NON-SPACE-BYTE
           move SPACES to WORK-AREA
           perform until IX-P1 > FFL-SIZE
               move WORK-AREA-X2(IX-P1:1) to WORK-AREA(IX-P2:1)
               if  WORK-AREA-X2(IX-P1:1) = FRAME-BYTE
                   add 1 to IX-P2
                   add 1 to FRAME-COUNT
                   move FRAME-BYTE to WORK-AREA(IX-P2:1)
               end-if
               if  WORK-AREA-X2(IX-P1:1) = DELIMITER-BYTE
                   add 1 to DELIM-COUNT
               end-if
               if  WORK-AREA-X2(IX-P1:1) not = SPACE
                   add IX-P2 to ZERO giving LAST-NON-SPACE-BYTE
               end-if
               add 1 to IX-P1
               add 1 to IX-P2
           end-perform
           if  DELIM-COUNT > 0
           or  FRAME-COUNT > 0
               add 1 to LAST-NON-SPACE-BYTE
               move FRAME-BYTE to WORK-AREA(LAST-NON-SPACE-BYTE:1)
               add 1 to IX-P2
               add LAST-NON-SPACE-BYTE to 1 giving CSV-SIZE
               move WORK-AREA-X to REC1CALL-REC(IX-NP:CSV-SIZE)
           else
               add LAST-NON-SPACE-BYTE to ZERO giving CSV-SIZE
               move WORK-AREA to REC1CALL-REC(IX-NP:CSV-SIZE)
           end-if
           add CSV-SIZE to IX-NP
           move DELIMITER-BYTE to REC1CALL-REC(IX-NP:1)
           add 1 to IX-NP
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This routine was generated by SimoREC1              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *  Generation Date: 2011/01/31  Generation Time: 15:47:09:60    *
      *****************************************************************

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Program Generation Process

The following two sections describe the input files that are required for the program generation process.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Process Control File

The Process Control File will be used to generate the COBOL programs that will extract data from the customer master file and create a record sequential with the fields separated by a comma. The input file (CUSTMAST.dat) is a Micro Focus Key-Sequenced file. The output file may be easily imported into an Excel spread sheet. The following (CUSEXT01.pcf) shows the content of the Process Control File.

***********************************************************************
*                CUSEXT01.pcf - a Process Control File                *
*               SimoTime Program Generation Technologies              *
*            (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved              *
*               Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
*                     e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
***********************************************************************
* SYSUT1 is the Customer Master File, Indexed, 512-byte records.
* SYSUT2 is a Record Sequential file, 256-byte fixed-length records.
***********************************************************************
* This Process Control File will be used to generate a callable COBOL
* routine that will extract data from the customer master file and
* create a record sequential with the fields separated by a comma.
* The input file (CUSTMAST.DAT) is a Micro Focus Key-Sequenced file.
* The output file may be easily imported into an Excel spread sheet.
* Refer to the utconv01.htm document for additional detail.
*
* The following group of statements will define the high level
* functions and processes to be performed.
*
&SIMOPREP  call ..\..\ENV1BASE
&USERPREP  call USERCONV
&CONFORM   IBM
&COPYFILE  CUSTCB01.cpy
&HTMLFILE  custcb01.htm
*
* The following group of statements will define the behavioral
* characteristics and environment variable for the file I/O Program
* to be generated.
*
*HEAD34    ....:....1....:....2....:....3....
&HEAD34    Extract Customer Info to CSV RSEQ
&PROGID    CUSEXTC1
&SYSUT1    name=CUSTMAST org=Indexed    recfm=VARIABLE rmin=12 rmax=512 kpos=1 klen=12
&SYSUT2    name=CUSTRCSV org=Sequential recfm=FIXED    rmax=256
*
* The following two statements are used when the records in the data
* file (input or output) are a Comma-Separated-Values (or CSV) format.
*
&DELIMITER ,
&FRAME     "
*
* The following group of statements will define the behavioral
* characteristics and environment variables for the record content
* conversion program to be generated.
* This is for CSV Formatted output records.
*
&EXTCALL   CUSEXTR1
&EXTREC    CUST-RECORD
&EXTLREC   256
&EXTFMT    CSV ,
&EXTINIT   SPACES
&EXTHDR    YES
*
* The following group of statements will define the fields to be
* extracted from the input file and written to the output file.
* This is for CSV Formatted output records.
*
&EXTRACT   CUST-NUMBER
&EXTRACT   CUST-STATUS
&EXTRACT   CUST-LAST-NAME
&EXTRACT   CUST-FIRST-NAME
&EXTRACT   CUST-MID-NAME
&EXTRACT   CUST-ADDRESS-1
&EXTRACT   CUST-ADDRESS-2
&EXTRACT   CUST-CITY
&EXTRACT   CUST-STATE
&EXTRACT   CUST-POSTAL-CODE
&EXTRACT   CUST-PHONE-HOME
&EXTRACT   CUST-PHONE-WORK
&EXTRACT   CUST-PHONE-CELL
&EXTRACT   CUST-CREDIT-LIMIT
*
&END

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Record Structure, a Copy File

The following (CUSTCB01.cpy) is the COBOL copy file that is used to define the record structure.

      *****************************************************************
      *               CUSTCB01.CPY - a COBOL Copy File                *
      *       A Customer Master File used by the Demo programs.       *
      * This is a VSAM Keyed-Sequential-Data-Set or Key-Indexed 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 512 bytes.
      *
       01  CUST-RECORD.
           05  CUST-NUMBER             PIC X(12).
           05  CUST-DATA.
               10  CUST-STATUS         PIC X.
               10  CUST-NAME.
                   15  CUST-LAST-NAME  PIC X(28).
                   15  CUST-FIRST-NAME PIC X(20).
                   15  CUST-MID-NAME   PIC X(20).
               10  CUST-ADDRESS-1      PIC X(48).
               10  CUST-ADDRESS-2      PIC X(48).
               10  CUST-CITY           PIC X(28).
               10  CUST-STATE          PIC X(28).
               10  CUST-POSTAL-CODE    PIC X(12).
               10  CUST-PHONE-HOME     PIC X(18).
               10  CUST-PHONE-WORK     PIC X(18).
               10  CUST-PHONE-CELL     PIC X(18).
               10  CUST-CREDIT-LIMIT   PIC 9(7)        COMP-3.
               10  CUST-DISCOUNT       OCCURS 3 TIMES.
                   15  CUST-DISCOUNT-CODE  PIC S9(3)   COMP.
                   15  CUST-DISCOUNT-RATE  PIC S9(2)V999.
                   15  CUST-DISCOUNT-DATE  PIC X(8).
               10  CUST-LADATE         PIC X(8).
               10  CUST-LATIME         PIC X(8).
               10  CUST-TOKEN          PIC 9(3).
               10  FILLER              PIC X(145).
      *
      ***  CUSTCB01 - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - CUSTCB01 *
      *****************************************************************
      *

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The purpose of this program is to provide an example for accessing a VSAM, KSDS and extracting data that is reformatted into a comma separated data string that is written to a sequential file. 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.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and Links

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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.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Generate a Data File Convert Program using simple specification statements in a Process Control File (PCF). This link to the User Guide includes the information necessary to create a Process Control File and generate the COBOL programs that will do the actual data file conversion. The User Guide contains a list of the PCF statements that are used for the data file convert process.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the capabilities of the SimoZAPS Utility Program. This includes generating a COBOL program that will do the conversion of sequential and VSAM (KSDS) files between EBCDIC and ASCII while maintaining mainframe (or COBOL) numeric formats and integrity. SimoZAPS can also read a sequential file in EBCDIC format and create an ASCII/CRLF file or VSAM KSDS file in ASCII format. The conversion tables may be viewed or modified to meet unique requirements. The Hexcess/2 function provides the capability of viewing, finding or patching the contents of a file in hexadecimal.

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 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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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

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