Item Master File
Create and Update in Batch Mode
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - itmast01.htm 
  Introduction
  Programming Objectives
  Programming Requirements
  Programming Overview
  The Record Structure
  The COBOL Copy File
  HTML Documentation
  JCL, Create an Item Master File
  Define a Cluster for the Item File
  Create a Sequential File with Item Data
  Random Update or Add Records
  Extract & Expand Numeric Values
  COBOL, the Item File
  Random Update or Add Records
  Extract & Expand Numeric Values
  Convert, File Format or Record Content
  EBCDIC to ASCII
  ASCII Sequential to ASCII/Text
  EBCDIC Sequential to ASCII/Text
  Diagnostic Aids
  Hex-Dump of Item Master
  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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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

Many of the sample programs provided by SimoTime use an "Item Master File" to get data that is used to demonstrate various processing or data accessing techniques. This suite of sample programs describes how to create this "Item Master File". On the mainframe the Item Master File will be a VSAM, Key-Sequenced-Data-Set (or VSAM, KSDS. In the Micro Focus environment the Item Master File will be an Indexed or Key-Sequenced file. The record length is 512 bytes. The key length is 12 bytes starting in position 1 of each record.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Programming Objectives

This suite of programs illustrates the following functions.

Item Description
1 Demonstrate how to create (or define) a cluster for a VSAM, Key-Sequenced-Data-Set (or KSDS) using JCL and IDCAMS.
2 Demonstrate how to create a sequential file using the IEBGENER Utility program and JCL with in stream data.
3 Demonstrate how to read a record sequential file (or a Line Sequential file) and update existing records or add new records to a mainframe VSAM, KSDS or Micro Focus Indexed File.
4 Demonstrate how to use a COBOL copy file to define the record layout..
5 Demonstrate how to convert an EBCDIC-encoded Item Master file to an ASCII-encoded Item Master file.
6 Demonstrate how to extract data from the Item Master file and create a Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) file for exporting data to be used in an Microsoft excel spread sheet. This will expand (or convert) packed or binary numeric fields.
  Programming Objectives and Functions

 

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Programming Requirements

This suite of sample programs will run on the following platforms

Item Description
1 Executes on Windows/XP using Micro Focus Mainframe Express or Enterprise Server in both EBCDIC or ASCII encoded configurations.
2 May be ported to run on the Linux and UNIX platforms supported by Micro Focus Enterprise Server with ES/MTO and the Batch Facility.
  Platform or System Requirements

 

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Programming Overview

The following describes the process flow for the jobs to be submitted to create an Item Master File.

Item Description
1 Run the job that creates the Item Master File with no data using the DEFINE function of IDCAMS.
2 Run the job that creates a Record Sequential file with data
3 Run the job that loads records into the Item Master File.
  Create and Populate an Item Master File

 

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Record Structure

The record structure for the Item Master File is defined using a COBOL COPY File (or COPY Book). The COPY File provides the basic information for an application program. However, determining the position and physical lengths of the fields within a record would require some additional calculation. Therefore, we have included a link to a separate document that explicitly provides this information. The document is generated using the COBOL COPY File.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The COBOL Copy File

The following (ITEMCB01.cpy) shows the content of the COPY File.

      *****************************************************************
      *               ITEMCB01.CPY - a COBOL Copy File                *
      *        An Item 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       *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       01  ITEM-RECORD.
           05  ITEM-NUMBER              PIC 9(12).                      COL-A
           05  ITEM-DATA.
               10  ITEM-DESCRIPTION     PIC X(48).                      COL-B
               10  ITEM-QTY-ONHAND      PIC 9(7)            COMP.       COL-C
               10  ITEM-QTY-ALLOCATED   PIC 9(7)            COMP.       COL-D
               10  ITEM-UNIT-OF-MEASURE PIC X(16).                      COL-E
               10  ITEM-COST            PIC S9(7)V9(2)      COMP-3.     COL-F
               10  ITEM-PRICE           PIC S9(7)V9(2)      COMP-3.     COL-G
               10  ITEM-LADATE          PIC X(8).                       COL-H
               10  ITEM-LATIME          PIC X(8).                       COL-I
               10  ITEM-TOKEN           PIC X(3).
               10  ITEM-DISCOUNT        OCCURS 3 TIMES.
                   15  ITEM-D-CODE      PIC X.
                   15  ITEM-D-PERCENT   PIC S9(3)V9(4).
               10  FILLER               PIC X(375).
      *
      ***  ITEMCB01 - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - ITEMCB01 *
      *****************************************************************
      *

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section HTML Documentation

The Record Structure for the Item Master file is defined in an HTML document that is generated using a COBOL copy file. The COBOL copy file provides information for an application program to build a data structure in Working Storage. However, the copy file does not provide explicit information about the start positions of fields within the records or the physical size of the various numeric formats. The HTML document provides this information.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL, Create an Item Master File

The JCL provided with this suite of programs will run in a Mainframe-Oriented Environment. The term "Mainframe-Oriented Environment" is used to refer to the following.

Item Description
1 An actual ZOS Mainframe System
2 A Micro Focus Mainframe Express sub-system running on a Windows System.
3 A Micro Focus Enterprise Server running on a Windows, Linux or UNIX System.
  Systems and sub-Systems

 

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Define a Cluster for the Item File

The following (ITCRTJ01.jcl) is a listing of the job needed to create the Item Master File.

//ITCRTJ01 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*        This program 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   - Create an empty VSAM, KSDS data set using IDCAMS.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//* This job will create a VSAM, KSDS data set. The key is twelve
//* characters starting at the first position in the record.
//* The record length is 512 characters.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a mainframe under MVS or on a
//* Personal Computer with Windows and Micro Focus Mainframe Express.
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1   This is a single step job.
//*
//ITCRTS01 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS
//SYSPRINT DD   SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD   *
 DEFINE    CLUSTER  (NAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMMAST)             -
                    TRACKS(45 15)                             -
                    RECORDSIZE(512 512)                       -
                    FREESPACE(10 15)                          -
                    KEYS(12 0)                                -
                    INDEXED)                                  -
           DATA     (NAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMMAST.DAT)         -
                    CISZ(8192))                               -
           INDEX    (NAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMMAST.IDX))
/*
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a Sequential File with Item Data

The following (ITCSQJ01.jcl) is a listing of the job needed to create a sequential file containing customer data

//ITCSQJ01 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*        This program 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   - Create a Sequential Data Set on disk using IEBGENER.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//* The first job step (SQ01DELT) will delete any previously created
//* file. The second job step (ITCSQS01) will create a new file.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a mainframe under MVS or on a
//* Personal Computer with Windows and Micro Focus Mainframe Express.
//*
//*                      ************
//*                      * ITCSQJ01 *
//*                      ********jcl*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************     ************
//*                      * IEFBR14  ******* ITEMSQ01 *
//*                      ********utl*     ***delete***
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*     ************     ************     ************
//*     *  SYSUT2  ******* IEBGENER ******* ITEMSQ01 *
//*     ********jcl*     ********utl*     *******qsam*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************
//*                      *   EOJ    *
//*                      ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 2  Delete any previously created file...
//*
//SQ01DELT EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//ITEMSQ01 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMSQ01,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PS)
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 2  Create and populate a new QSAM file...
//*
//ITCSQS01 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7....:....8
//SYSUT1   DD  *
/DE000000000001Distributor Cap
/OH00000000000100006
/UM000000000001Each
/PR0000000000016.98
/CS0000000000013.29
/DE000000000002Rotor
/OH00000000000200018
/UM000000000002Each
/PR0000000000022.95
/CS0000000000020.98
/DE000000000091Head Light
/OH00000000009100003
/UM000000000091Each
/PR00000000009114.79
/CS00000000009108.15
/DE000000000092Tail Light (12 Volt)
/UM000000000092Pair
/PR0000000000921.98
/CS00000000009200.79
/DE000000000093Dome Light (12 Volt)
/UM000000000093Each
/PR0000000000930.98
/CS00000000009300.49
/DE000000000101Spark Plug 6AG7
/UM000000000101Each
/PR0000000001012.49
/CS00000000010100.98
/DE000000000201Lug Nut 1/2"
/UM000000000201Each
/PR0000000002010.98
/CS00000000020100.39
/*
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMSQ01,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PS)
//

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Random Update or Add Records

The following (ITUPDJ01.jcl) is a listing of the job needed to update the Item Master File.

//ITUPDJ01 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*        This program 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   -   Execute a COBOL program to read QSAM and write VSAM.
//* Author -   SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   -   January 01, 1997
//*
//* This COBOL program will read a QSAM, EBCDIC, 80-byte,
//* fixed-record-length file and update a KSDS, VSAM data set.
//*
//*                     ************
//*                     * ITUPDJ01 *
//*                     ********jcl*
//*                          *
//*                          *
//*    ************     ************     ************
//*    * ITEMSQ01 *-----* ITUPDC01 *-----* ITEMMAST *
//*    *******qsam*     ********cbl*     *******vsam*
//*                          *
//*                          *
//*                     ************
//*                     *   EOJ    *
//*                     ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1   This is a single step job.
//*
//ITUPDS01 EXEC PGM=ITUPDC01
//STEPLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DEMO.LOADLIB1,DISP=SHR
//ITEMSQ01 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMSQ01,DISP=SHR
//ITEMMAST DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMMAST,DISP=SHR
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Extract & Expand Numeric Values

The following (ITEXTJ01.jcl) is a listing of the batch job needed to extract data from the Item Master File.

//ITEXTJ01 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*        This program 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 Item 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  *
//*   ************                    ************
//*        *                               *
//*   ************                    ************
//*   * ITEXTJ01 *                    * ITEXTJ01 *
//*   ********jcl*                    ********cmd*
//*        *                               *
//*   ************                         *
//*   * IEFBR14  *                         *
//*   ********utl*                         *
//*        *                               *
//*        *********************************
//*                        *
//*                        *
//*   ************    ************    ************
//*   * ITEMMAST *----* ITMEXTC1 *----* ITEMRCSV *
//*   ************    ********cbl*    ********dat*
//*                        *   *
//*                        *   *
//*                        *   *---CALL----*
//*                        *               *
//*                        *               *
//*                        *          ************
//*                        *          * ITMEXTR1 *
//*                        *          ********cbl*
//*                        *
//*                   ************
//*                   *   EOJ    *
//*                   ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 2  This job step will delete a previously created file.
//*
//DELTSEQ1 EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//ITEMRCSV DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMRCSV,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=256,DSORG=PS)
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 2  Execute the Sample programs....
//*
//CBLEXTS1 EXEC PGM=ITMEXTC1
//STEPLIB  DD  DSN=MFI01.SIMOPROD.LOADLIB,DISP=SHR
//ITEMMAST DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMMAST,DISP=SHR
//ITEMRCSV DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMRCSV,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=256,DSORG=PS)
//SYSOUT   DD   *
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL, the Item File

This section includes a listing of the source code for the COBOL programs used to create, maintain and access the Item Master File.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Random Update or Add Records

The following (ITUPDC01.cbl) is a sample COBOL demonstration program. This program will "read from" a sequential file and "update records or add records" to the Item Master File. The program will compile and run in a Mainframe-oriented environment using an EBCDIC or ASCII encoded format.

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       PROGRAM-ID.    ITUPDC01.
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      * Source Member: ITUPDC01.CBL
      * Copy Files:    QQSMREC1.CPY
      *                ITEMCB01
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * ITUPDC01 - Execute ITUPDC01 to read a QSAM file and  update
      * a VSAM Keyed Sequential Data Set (KSDS).
      *
      * EXECUTION or CALLING PROTOCOL
      * -----------------------------
      * Use standard JCL to EXECUTE or ANIMATE.
      *
      * DESCRIPTION
      * -----------
      * This single COBOL program will read an 80-byte, EBCDIC, QSAM
      * file an populate or update an empty or existing KSDS, VSAM
      * data set.
      *
      *                      ************
      *                      * ITUPDJ01 *
      *                      ********jcl*
      *                           *
      *                           *
      *     ************     ************     ************
      *     * ITEMSQ01 *-----* ITUPDC01 *-----* ITEMMAST *
      *     *******qsam*     ********cbl*     *******vsam*
      *                           *
      *                           *
      *                      ************
      *                      *   EOJ    *
      *                      ************
      *
      *****************************************************************
      * This program will read the input file and update the master
      * file (SYSMLR2). The format of the input file (SYSMLR1) is
      * as follows.
      *
      * Position Length Description...
      *  ------   ----  -----------------------------------------------
      *    01      03   Record Idendifier
      *                 /DE Item Description change or correction
      *                 /UM Unit of Measure
      *                 /CS Cost
      *                 /PR Price
      *    04      12   The Key Field
      *    16      nn   Length based on Record Identifier
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * MAINTENANCE
      * -----------
      * 1997/02/27 Simmons, Created program.
      * 1997/02/27 Simmons, No changes to date.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT   SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.

      *****************************************************************
           SELECT ITEMSQ01-FILE
               ASSIGN       to ITEMSQ01
               ORGANIZATION is SEQUENTIAL
               ACCESS MODE  is SEQUENTIAL
               FILE STATUS  is ITEMSQ01-STATUS.
           SELECT ITEMMAST-FILE
               ASSIGN       to ITEMMAST
               ORGANIZATION is indexed
               ACCESS MODE  is RANDOM
               RECORD KEY   is ITEM-NUMBER
               FILE STATUS  is ITEMMAST-STATUS.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.

      *****************************************************************
       FD   ITEMSQ01-FILE
            RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS.
       COPY QSMCPYB2.

       FD  ITEMMAST-FILE.
       COPY ITEMCB01.

       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure for Title and Copyright...
      *****************************************************************
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* ITUPDC01 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Read ITEMSQ01, Update ITEMMAST    '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v07.04.18'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* ITUPDC01 '.
           05  C2 pic X(20) value 'Copyright 1987-2017 '.
           05  C3 pic X(28) value '   SimoTime Technologies    '.
           05  C4 pic X(20) value ' All Rights Reserved'.

       01  SIM-THANKS-01.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* ITUPDC01 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'Thank you for using this program'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value ' provided from SimoTime Technolo'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value 'gies'.

       01  SIM-THANKS-02.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* ITUPDC01 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'Please send all inquires or sugg'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 'estions to the helpdesk@simotime'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value '.com'.

       01  ITEMMAST-STATUS.
           05  ITEMMAST-STAT1      pic X.
           05  ITEMMAST-STAT2      pic X.

       01  ITEMSQ01-STATUS.
           05  ITEMSQ01-STAT1      pic X.
           05  ITEMSQ01-STAT2      pic X.

       01  IO-STATUS.
           05  IO-STAT1            pic X.
           05  IO-STAT2            pic X.
       01  TWO-BYTES.
           05  TWO-BYTES-LEFT      pic X.
           05  TWO-BYTES-RIGHT     pic X.
       01  TWO-BYTES-BINARY        redefines TWO-BYTES pic 9(4) comp.

       01  END-OF-FILE             pic X(3)    value 'NO '.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Buffer used for posting messages to the console.
      *****************************************************************
       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* ITUPDC01 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.

       01  ITEMSQ01-FLAG           pic X       value 'N'.

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

       01  NBR-S09V2-SLS           pic S9(9)V9(2)   value 0
                                   SIGN LEADING SEPARATE.
       01  NBR-S09V2-SLS-X         redefines NBR-S09V2-SLS
                                   pic X(12).
       01  NBR-U05                 pic 9(5)    value 0.
       01  PT-1                    pic 9(3)    value 0.
       01  PT-2                    pic 9(3)    value 0.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Working Storage items for the Z-ROUTINES...
      *    -----------------------------------------------------------*
       01  Z-DATE-01.
           05  Z-DATE-01-CC   pic 9(02).
           05  Z-DATE-01-YY   pic 9(02).
           05  Z-DATE-01-MM   pic 9(02).
           05  Z-DATE-01-DD   pic 9(02).
       01  Z-TIME-01.
           05  Z-TIME-01-HH   pic X(02).
           05  Z-TIME-01-NN   pic X(02).
           05  Z-TIME-01-SS   pic X(02).
           05  Z-TIME-01-TT   pic X(02).

       01  Z-DATE-02.
           05  Z-DATE-02-CC   pic 9(02).
           05  Z-DATE-02-YY   pic 9(02).
           05  FILLER         pic X        value '/'.
           05  Z-DATE-02-MM   pic 9(02).
           05  FILLER         pic X        value '/'.
           05  Z-DATE-02-DD   pic 9(02).
       01  Z-TIME-02.
           05  Z-TIME-02-HH   pic X(02).
           05  FILLER         pic X        value ':'.
           05  Z-TIME-02-NN   pic X(02).
           05  FILLER         pic X        value ':'.
           05  Z-TIME-02-SS   pic X(02).
           05  FILLER         pic X        value ':'.
           05  Z-TIME-02-TT   pic X(02).

       01  Z-X12                   pic 9(3)    value 0.
       01  Z-WORK-12               pic X(12)   value SPACES.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.

           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.

           move ZERO to RETURN-CODE

           perform ITEMSQ01-OPEN.
           perform ITEMMAST-OPEN.

           perform until END-OF-FILE = 'YES'
               if  END-OF-FILE = 'NO '
                   perform ITEMSQ01-GET
                   if  END-OF-FILE = 'NO '
                       move QSAM-B2-RECORD to MESSAGE-TEXT
                       perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                       move QSAM-B2-KEY to ITEM-NUMBER
                       perform ITEMMAST-GET
                       if  ITEMMAST-STATUS = 23
                            initialize ITEM-DATA
                        end-if
                       perform MOVE-QSAM-FIELD-TO-KSDS-RECORD
                       if  ITEMSQ01-FLAG = 'Y'
                           if  APPL-AOK
                               perform DATE-TIME-TOKEN-STAMP
                               perform ITEMMAST-REWRITE
                           else
                               perform DATE-TIME-TOKEN-STAMP
                               perform ITEMMAST-WRITE
                           end-if
                       end-if
                   end-if
               end-if
           end-perform.

           perform ITEMMAST-CLOSE.
           perform ITEMSQ01-CLOSE.

           display 'ITUPDC01 ITEMMAST-HAS-BEEN-UPDATED' upon console
           display 'ITUPDC01 NORMAL-END-OF-JOB...'      upon console

           perform Z-THANK-YOU.

           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following routines are in alphabetic sequence.            *
      *****************************************************************

      *****************************************************************
       DATE-TIME-TOKEN-STAMP.
           perform Z-GET-DATE-AND-TIME
           move Z-DATE-01 to ITEM-LADATE
           move Z-TIME-01 to ITEM-LATIME
           move '000'     to ITEM-TOKEN
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       MOVE-QSAM-FIELD-TO-KSDS-RECORD.
           move 'Y' to ITEMSQ01-FLAG
           evaluate QSAM-B2-ID
               when '/DE' move QSAM-B2-DATA to ITEM-DESCRIPTION
               when '/UM' move QSAM-B2-DATA to ITEM-UNIT-OF-MEASURE
               when '/CS' perform UPDATE-COST
               when '/PR' perform UPDATE-PRICE
               when '/OH' perform UPDATE-ONHAND
               when other move 'N' to ITEMSQ01-FLAG
           end-evaluate

           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       UPDATE-COST.
           move QSAM-B2-DATA to Z-WORK-12
           perform Z-RIGHT-ADJUST-Z-WORK-12
      *    ITEM-COST
           move Z-WORK-12(11:2) to NBR-S09V2-SLS-X(11:2)
           move Z-WORK-12(1:9)  to NBR-S09V2-SLS-X(2:9)
           move '+'             to NBR-S09V2-SLS-X(1:1)
           add NBR-S09V2-SLS to ZERO giving ITEM-COST
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       UPDATE-PRICE.
           move QSAM-B2-DATA to Z-WORK-12
           perform Z-RIGHT-ADJUST-Z-WORK-12
      *    ITEM-PRICE
           move Z-WORK-12(11:2) to NBR-S09V2-SLS-X(11:2)
           move Z-WORK-12(1:9)  to NBR-S09V2-SLS-X(2:9)
           move '+'             to NBR-S09V2-SLS-X(1:1)
           add NBR-S09V2-SLS to ZERO giving ITEM-PRICE
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       UPDATE-ONHAND.
           move QSAM-B2-DATA to Z-WORK-12
           perform Z-RIGHT-ADJUST-Z-WORK-12
      *    ITEM-ONHAND
           move Z-WORK-12(8:5) to NBR-U05
           add NBR-U05 to ZERO giving ITEM-QTY-ONHAND
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Routines to do a sequential read of the QSAM file.            *
      *****************************************************************
       ITEMSQ01-GET.
           read ITEMSQ01-FILE
           if  ITEMSQ01-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  ITEMSQ01-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 'YES' to END-OF-FILE
               else
                   move 'ITUPDC01 ITEMSQ01-FAILURE-GET...'
                     to   MESSAGE-TEXT
                   move ITEMSQ01-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ITEMSQ01-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open input ITEMSQ01-FILE
           if  ITEMSQ01-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'ITUPDC01 ITEMSQ01-FAILURE-OPEN...'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               move ITEMSQ01-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ITEMSQ01-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close ITEMSQ01-FILE
           if  ITEMSQ01-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if

           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'ITUPDC01, ITEMSQ01, FAILURE, CLOSE...'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               move ITEMSQ01-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Routines to do a read by KEY of the KSDS, VSAM Data Set. If   *
      * the read is successful then the record may be updated else a  *
      * new record may be added.                                      *
      *****************************************************************
       ITEMMAST-GET.
           read ITEMMAST-FILE
           if  ITEMMAST-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  ITEMMAST-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 'YES' to END-OF-FILE
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ITEMMAST-WRITE.
           write ITEM-RECORD
           if  ITEMMAST-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  ITEMMAST-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 'YES' to END-OF-FILE
               else
                   move 'ITUPDC01 ITEMMAST-FAILURE-WRITE...'
                     to   MESSAGE-TEXT
                   move ITEMMAST-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ITEMMAST-REWRITE.
           REWRITE ITEM-RECORD
           if  ITEMMAST-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  ITEMMAST-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 'YES' to END-OF-FILE
               else
                   move 'ITUPDC01 ITEMMAST-FAILURE-REWRITE...'
                     to   MESSAGE-TEXT
                   move ITEMMAST-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ITEMMAST-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open I-O ITEMMAST-FILE
           if  ITEMMAST-STATUS = '35'
               move 'ITUPDC01 ITEMMAST-FAILURE-OPEN-IO...'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move ITEMMAST-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               move 'ITUPDC01 ITEMMAST-ATTEMPT-OPEN-OUTPUT...'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               open output ITEMMAST-FILE
           end-if
           if  ITEMMAST-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'ITUPDC01 ITEMMAST-FAILURE-OPEN...'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               move ITEMMAST-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ITEMMAST-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close ITEMMAST-FILE
           if  ITEMMAST-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'ITUPDC01 ITEMMAST-FAILURE-CLOSE...'
                 to   MESSAGE-TEXT
               move ITEMMAST-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following Z-Routines perform administrative tasks         *
      * 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 'ITUPDC01 PROGRAM-IS-ABENDING...'  to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           add 12 to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
           STOP RUN.
      *    exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-GET-DATE-AND-TIME.
      *    This routine requires COBOL for 390 dialect because of
      *    the use of the YYYYMMDD on the ACCEPT statement.
           accept Z-DATE-01 from DATE YYYYMMDD
           accept Z-TIME-01 from TIME

           move 'ccyy/mm/dd'   to Z-DATE-02
           move Z-DATE-01(1:4) to Z-DATE-02(1:4)
           move Z-DATE-01(5:2) to Z-DATE-02(6:2)
           move Z-DATE-01(7:2) to Z-DATE-02(9:2)

           move 'hh:mm:ss:dd'  to Z-TIME-02
           move Z-TIME-01(1:2) to Z-TIME-02(1:2)
           move Z-TIME-01(3:2) to Z-TIME-02(4:2)
           move Z-TIME-01(5:2) to Z-TIME-02(7:2)
           move Z-TIME-01(7:2) to Z-TIME-02(10:2)

           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Display the file status bytes. This routine will display as   *
      * two digits if the full two byte file status is numeric. If    *
      * second byte is non-numeric then it will be treated as a       *
      * binary number.                                                *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS.
           if  IO-STATUS not NUMERIC
           or  IO-STAT1 = '9'
               subtract TWO-BYTES-BINARY from TWO-BYTES-BINARY
               move IO-STAT2 to TWO-BYTES-RIGHT
               display '* ITUPDC01 FILE-STATUS-' IO-STAT1 '/'
                       TWO-BYTES-BINARY upon console
               display '* ITUPDC01 FILE-STATUS-' IO-STAT1 '/'
                       TWO-BYTES-BINARY
           else
               display '* ITUPDC01 FILE-STATUS-' IO-STATUS upon console
               display '* ITUPDC01 FILE-STATUS-' IO-STATUS
           end-if
           exit.

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

      *****************************************************************
      * Delete all characters to the right of the first space then
      * right-adjust with zero fill. This routine works with a single,
      * twelve character field and does not require a work area.
      *****************************************************************
       Z-RIGHT-ADJUST-Z-WORK-12.
      *    The following INSPECT statement will erase to end-of-field
      *    any characters after the first space character.
           inspect Z-WORK-12
                   replacing CHARACTERS by ' ' after initial ' '

      *    The following IF logic is for performance. It quickly
      *    reduces the number of loops for the PERFORM logic.
           if  Z-WORK-12(7:6) = SPACES
               if  Z-WORK-12(4:3) = SPACES
                   move Z-WORK-12(1:3) to Z-WORK-12(10:3)
                   move all ZEROES     to Z-WORK-12(1:9)
               else
                   move Z-WORK-12(1:6) to Z-WORK-12(7:6)
                   move all ZEROES     to Z-WORK-12(1:6)
               end-if
           else
               if  Z-WORK-12(10:3) = SPACES
      *            The following three MOVE statements are used to
      *            avoid a potential problem with an overlapping MOVE.
                   move Z-WORK-12(7:3) to Z-WORK-12(10:3)
                   move Z-WORK-12(4:3) to Z-WORK-12(7:3)
                   move Z-WORK-12(1:3) to Z-WORK-12(4:3)
                   move all ZEROES     to Z-WORK-12(1:3)
               end-if
           end-if

           perform until Z-WORK-12(12:1) not = SPACE
               if  Z-WORK-12(12:1) = SPACE
                   add 11 to ZERO giving Z-X12
                   perform 11 times
                     move Z-WORK-12(Z-X12:1) to Z-WORK-12(Z-X12 + 1:1)
                     subtract 1 from Z-X12
                   end-perform
                   move ZERO to Z-WORK-12(1:1)
               end-if
           end-perform
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
      *    display SIM-TITLE
      *    display SIM-COPYRIGHT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-THANK-YOU.
      *    display SIM-THANKS-01
      *    display SIM-THANKS-02
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *      This example is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************

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This is actually two COBOL programs. The first program does the File I/O of reading the Item 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.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Extract and Convert Information from an Item Master File and view or change the information from Excel or a text editor. This document describes how to read the Item Master File (VSAM/KSDS) that contains records with a fixed-field-length format and write to a sequential file with records in a Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) format.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Convert, File Format or Record Content

The following will do a File Format or Record Content conversion of the Item File.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section EBCDIC to ASCII

This is actually two COBOL programs. The first program does the File I/O of reading the Item 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.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to do Record Content Conversion of an Item Master File changing the encoding schema from EBCDIC to ASCII. This process does not change the original file, it creates a new file of converted data.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section ASCII Sequential to ASCII/Text

This is a single COBOL program. The program does the File I/O of reading a record sequential file and writing to a line sequential file (Micro Focus terminology for an ASCII/Text file).

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to do File Format Conversion of a Record Sequential File to a Line Sequential File (or ASCII/Text File).

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section EBCDIC Sequential to ASCII/Text

This is actually two COBOL programs. The first program does the File I/O of reading a record sequential file and writing to a line sequential file (Micro Focus terminology for an ASCII/Text file). The File I/O program calls the second program to do the EBCDIC to ASCII conversion of the 256 byte record.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to do File Format and Record Content Conversion of a Record Sequential File with EBCDIC encoded records to a Line Sequential File (or ASCII/Text File) with ASCII encoded records.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Diagnostic Aids

This section provides access to documents with sample programs that will describe and demonstrate how to create and/or use tools that will assist in the validation and review of data structures that contain item (or product) information.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Hex-Dump of Item Master

This is an interesting program that would have required an assembler routine prior to the introduction of COBOL/2 for the mainframe. This program reads the Item Master File that is a VSAM, Keyed-Sequential-Data-Set (KSDS) and writes a variable-length, sequential file that contains hexadecimal information. Records to be written to the Hex-Dump file are selected based on a list of primary keys in a control file.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Produce a Hex-Dump for a Record or group of records in an Item File that is a VSAM, KSDS. The Hex-Dump information will be written to an ASCII/Text File and may be easily viewed using a text editor such as NotePAD.

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This suite of sample programs describes how to create an "Item Master 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.

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This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. The first group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

Note: A SimoTime License is required for the items to be made available on a local system or server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Current Server or Internet Access

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

Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore 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 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 COBOL Connection for more examples of COBOL programming techniques and sample code.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore an Extended List of Software Technologies that are available for review and evaluation. The software technologies (or Z-Packs) provide individual programming examples, documentation and test data files in a single package. The Z-Packs are usually in zip format to reduce the amount of time to download.

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.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Internet Access Required

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.

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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