Computational Numbers
Usage is COMP, COMP-3 or COMP-5
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  Introduction
  Basic Functionality
  USAGE IS COMP Field
  USAGE IS COMP-3 Field
  USAGE IS COMP-5 Field
  Understand, Execute & Review
  Command File
  JCL Member
  COBOL Mainline Program
  Hex-Dump Callable Routine
  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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This document (with sample programs) describes the internal format of the COMP, COMP-3 and COMP-5 numeric fields. The sample program will show techniques for displaying a field in a hexadecimal dump format. This example will start by asking the question, "What is common about the following numbers?"

123
4,671
1,058,144,256

This question will be answered by reviewing this sample suite of programs.


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This section will provide a quick review of numeric formats.

The sample program starts by defining three fields in WORKING STORAGE.

           05  NBS-07          pic 9(7)    COMP    value 4671.
           05  NPS-07          pic 9(7)    COMP-3  value 123.
           05  N5S-07          pic 9(7)    COMP-5  value 1058144256.

The primary CMD Files will call other command files to perform ancillary tasks. These secondary command files and programs will be described in the Ancillary Functionality section of this document.

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The NBS-07 field is defined as follows.

           05  NBS-07          pic 9(7)    COMP    value 4671.

The program that uses this field definition is compiled with the IBMCOMP and NOTRUNC directives.

The IBMCOMP directive sets "word-storage" mode. In word-storage mode every data item of USAGE IS COMP occupies either two bytes or a multiple of four bytes. A PIC 9(7) COMP field would only require a three (3) byte physical memory allocation. However, since we are using the IBMCOMP directive the actual physical length will be four (4) bytes (this is compatible with the IBM Mainframe).

The TRUNC directive specifies whether data being stored into a USAGE IS COMP item is to be truncated to the size given by the item's PICTURE clause or to the maximum size the item can hold. The NOTRUNC will not truncate to the picture size but will allow the arithmetic value to be the maximum size the item can hold which is x'FFFFFFFF" or 4,294,967,295 for an unsigned number.

Also, for COMP fields the units position of the arithmetic value is at the high-memory address.

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A packed decimal representation stores two decimal digits in one byte. A packed decimal representation stores decimal digits in each "nibble" of a byte. Each byte has two nibbles, and each nibble is indicated by a hexadecimal digit. For example, the value 23 would be stored in two nibbles, using the hexadecimal digits 2 and 3. The sign indication is dependent on your operating environment. On an IBM mainframe, the sign is indicated by the last nibble of the last byte (or high memory address). For explicitly signed fields the "C" indicates a positive value and "D" indicates a negative value. For unsigned (or implied positive) fields the "F" indicates a positive value.

The NPS-07 field is defined as follows.

           05  NPS-07          pic 9(7)    COMP-3  value 123.

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The N5S-07 field is defined as follows.

           05  N5S-07          pic 9(7)    COMP-5  value 1058144256.

Notice the picture clause specified a length of seven (7) digits and the value clause has a value of 1,058,144,256 which is ten (10) digits. The program that uses this field definition is compiled with the IBMCOMP and NOTRUNC directives.

The IBMCOMP directive sets "word-storage" mode. In word-storage mode every data item of USAGE IS COMP-5 occupies either two bytes or a multiple of four bytes. A PIC 9(7) COMP-5 field would only require a three (3) byte physical memory allocation. However, since we are using the IBMCOMP directive the actual physical length will be four (4) bytes (this is compatible with the IBM Mainframe).

The TRUNC directive specifies whether data being stored into a USAGE IS COMP-5 item is to be truncated to the size given by the item's PICTURE clause or to the maximum size the item can hold. The NOTRUNC will not truncate to the picture size but will allow the arithmetic value to be the maximum size the item can hold which is x'FFFFFFFF" or 4,294,967,295 for an unsigned number.

Also, for COMP-5 fields the units position of the arithmetic value is at the low-memory address.

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The following shows the COBOL group definition of the data structure that contains the three numeric fields. This data structure will be used to dump the contents of memory in a hexadecimal format. This approach will show the actual physical contents of memory.

       01  NUMBERS-01.
           05  NBR-COMP.
               15  FILLER      pic X(8)    value 'COMP===='.
               15  NBS-07      pic 9(7)    COMP    value 4671.
               15  FILLER      pic X(4)    value '=END'.
           05  NBR-COMP-3.
               15  FILLER      pic X(8)    value 'COMP-3=='.
               15  NPS-07      pic 9(7)    COMP-3  value 123.
               15  FILLER      pic X(4)    value '=END'.
           05  NBR-COMP-5.
               15  FILLER      pic X(8)    value 'COMP-5=='.
               15  N5S-07      pic 9(7)    COMP-5  value 1058144256.
               15  FILLER      pic X(4)    value '=END'.
               15  FILLER      pic X(4)    value '=END'.

The following will show the first thing the three fields have in common, the physical length in memory of each of the fields is four (4) bytes. The second thing the three fields have in common is the content of the physical memory space for each of the fields is identical and contains x'0000123F'.

The following shows the memory dump of the preceding data structure. The areas high-lighted in yellow show the physical content of the three fields. The areas high-lighted in aqua show the physical length of the three fields.

*  Offset Hex..... ........ ........ ........ ebcdic.......... ascii...........
*   1-016 434F4D50 3D3D3D3D 0000123F 3D454E44 .|(&..........+. COMP====...?=END
*  17-032 434F4D50 2D333D3D 0000123F 3D454E44 .|(&..........+. COMP-3==...?=END
*  33-048 434F4D50 2D353D3D 0000123F 3D454E44 .|(&..........+. COMP-5==...?=END
*  49-064 53697A65 2F434F4D 503D3D3D 30303034 ..:...|(&....... Size/COMP===0004
*  65-080 53697A65 2F434F4D 502D333D 30303034 ..:...|(&....... Size/COMP-3=0004
*  81-096 53697A65 2F434F4D 502D353D 30303034 ..:...|(&....... Size/COMP-5=0004

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The following (NBRTSTE1.cmd) is a sample of the Windows CMD needed to run this job with Windows and Micro Focus COBOL.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               NBRTSTE1.cmd - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2016 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text    - COBOL and COMP, COMP-3 and COMP-5 Numeric Formats
rem  * Author  - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date    - November 11, 1989
rem  * Version - 03.12.15
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs illustrates the use of COMP, COMP-3 and
rem  * COMP-5 numeric formats. It will show the actual hex-dump content
rem  * to help understand the internal format.
rem  *
rem  * The COBOL programs are compiled with the ASSIGN(EXTERNAL)
rem  * directive. This provides for external file mapping of file names.
rem  *
rem  * When running with Net Express the IBMCOMP an NOTRUNC directives
rem  * will be required to maintain compatability with the mainframe
rem  * format and field sizes for binary fields.
rem  *
rem  * This technique provides for the use of a single COBOL source
rem  * program that will run on OS/390, Windows or Unix.
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs will run on a Personal Computer with Windows
rem  * and Micro Focus Net Express.
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step   1 of 2  Set the global environment variables...
rem  *
     set CmdName=NBRTSTE1
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%.CMD"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %CmdName%.CMD"
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 1, Execute the Number Format Analysis Program...
rem  *
     run NBRTSTC1
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto :EojNOK
:EojAOK
     call SimoNOTE "SYSOUT=%SYSOUT%"
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:EojNOK
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING JobName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:End
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

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The following (NBRTSTJ1.jcl) is a sample of the JCL Member needed to run this job with ZOS or Micro Focus Server.

//NBRTSTJ1 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    - COBOL and COMP, COMP-3 and COMP-5 Numeric Formats
//* Author  - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date    - November 11, 1989
//* Version - 03.12.15
//*
//* This set of programs illustrates the use of COMP, COMP-3 and
//* COMP-5 numeric formats. It will show the actual hex-dump content
//* to help understand the internal format.
//*
//* The COBOL programs are compiled with the ASSIGN(EXTERNAL)
//* directive. This provides for external file mapping of file names.
//*
//* When running with Net Express the IBMCOMP an NOTRUNC directives
//* will be required to maintain compatability with the mainframe
//* format and field sizes for binary fields.
//*
//* This technique provides for the use of a single COBOL source
//* program that will run on OS/390, Windows or Unix.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a Personal Computer with Windows
//* and Micro Focus Net Express.
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 1, Execute the Number Format Analysis Program...
//*
//NBRTSTS1 EXEC PGM=NBRTSTC1
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*

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The following (NBRTSTC1.cbl) is the COBOL program that shows the format and content of the numeric fields.

      *SET IBMCOMP NOTRUNC
       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    NBRTSTC1.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
      *****************************************************************
      * Copyright (C) 1987-2017 SimoTime Technologies.                *
      *                                                               *
      * All rights reserved.  Unpublished, all rights reserved under  *
      * copyright law and international treaty.  Use of a copyright   *
      * notice is precautionary only and does not imply publication   *
      * or disclosure.                                                *
      *                                                               *
      * Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software  *
      * for any non-commercial purpose and without fee is hereby      *
      * granted, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all *
      * copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be  *
      * used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use    *
      * of the software without the written permission of SimoTime    *
      * Technologies.                                                 *
      *                                                               *
      * Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software  *
      * for any commercial purpose requires a fee to be paid to       *
      * SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime   *
      * the latest version of the software will be delivered and a    *
      * license will be granted for use within an enterprise,         *
      * provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies   *
      * of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used    *
      * in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the  *
      * software without the written permission of SimoTime           *
      * Technologies.                                                 *
      *                                                               *
      * SimoTime Technologies makes no warranty or representations    *
      * about the suitability of the software for any purpose. It is  *
      * provided "AS IS" without any expressed or implied warranty,   *
      * including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness  *
      * for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SimoTime       *
      * Technologies shall not be liable for any direct, indirect,    *
      * special or consequential damages resulting from the loss of   *
      * use, data or projects, whether in an action of contract or    *
      * tort, arising out of or in connection with the use or         *
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      * Commercial  Computer Software - Restricted Rights  at 48      *
      * CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.  Contact SimoTime Technologies, *
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      *****************************************************************
      *      This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
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      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      *****************************************************************
      * Source Member: NBRTSTC1.CBL
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * NBRTSTC1 - A Focus on COMP, COMP-3 and COMP-5 Numeric Fields.
      *
      *
      * DESCRIPTION
      * -----------
      * This set of programs is used to show the various internal
      * format used with COMP, COMP-3 and COMP-5 fields.
      *
      * It will show actual hex-dump content of the fields.
      *
      * The COBOL programs are compiled with the ASSIGN(EXTERNAL)
      * directive. This provides for external file mapping of file
      * names.
      *
      * To run with Net Express the IBMCOMP and NOTRUNC directives
      * will be required to maintain compatability with the mainframe
      * format and field sizes for binary fields.
      *
      * This program will run on a Personal Computer with Windows
      * and Micro Focus Net Express.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * MAINTENANCE
      * -----------
      * 1996/03/15 Simmons, Created program.
      * 1996/03/15 Simmons, No changes to date.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       DATA DIVISION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure for Title and Copyright...
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* NBRTSTC1 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'COMP, COMP-3 and COMP-5 Numbers   '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v11.12.04'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* NBRTSTC1 '.
           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 '* NBRTSTC1 '.
           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 '* NBRTSTC1 '.
           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  NUMBERS-01.
           05  NBR-COMP.
               15  FILLER      pic X(8)    value 'COMP===='.
               15  NBS-07      pic 9(7)    COMP    value 4671.
               15  FILLER      pic X(4)    value '=END'.
           05  NBR-COMP-3.
               15  FILLER      pic X(8)    value 'COMP-3=='.
               15  NPS-07      pic 9(7)    COMP-3  value 123.
               15  FILLER      pic X(4)    value '=END'.
           05  NBR-COMP-5.
               15  FILLER      pic X(8)    value 'COMP-5=='.
               15  N5S-07      pic 9(7)    COMP-5  value 1058144256.
               15  FILLER      pic X(4)    value '=END'.

       01  LENGTHS-01.
           05  NBR-LENGTH-COMP.
               15  FILLER      pic X(12)   value 'Size/COMP==='.
               15  NBS-07-L    pic 9(4)    value 0.
           05  NBR-LENGTH-COMP-3.
               15  FILLER      pic X(12)   value 'Size/COMP-3='.
               15  NPS-07-L    pic 9(4)    value 0.
           05  NBR-LENGTH-COMP-5.
               15  FILLER      pic X(12)   value 'Size/COMP-5='.
               15  N5S-07-L    pic 9(4)    value 0.

       01  WK-SIZE             pic 9(5)    value 0.

        copy PASSDUMP.

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

           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT

           add length of NPS-07 to ZERO giving NPS-07-L
           add length of NBS-07 to ZERO giving NBS-07-L
           add length of N5S-07 to ZERO giving N5S-07-L

           perform DUMP-USING-MEMORY-FORMAT

           perform Z-THANK-YOU

           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-USING-MEMORY-FORMAT.
           move 'NOTE' to SIMODUMP-REQUEST
           move 'OPR1' to SIMODUMP-OUTPUT
           move 'NBRTSTC1' to SIMODUMP-DUMP-ID
           add  4 to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-RESULT
           add 96 to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-LENGTH
           call 'SIMODUMP' using SIMODUMP-PASS-AREA SIMODUMP-BUFFER

           move 'DUMP' to SIMODUMP-REQUEST
           move NUMBERS-01 to SIMODUMP-BUFFER
           add length of NUMBERS-01 to ZERO giving WK-SIZE
           move LENGTHS-01 to SIMODUMP-BUFFER(WK-SIZE + 1:WK-SIZE)
           call 'SIMODUMP' using SIMODUMP-PASS-AREA SIMODUMP-BUFFER
           exit.

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

      *****************************************************************
       Z-THANK-YOU.
           display SIM-THANKS-01 upon console
           display SIM-THANKS-02 upon console
           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: 2009/11/24  Generation Time: 12:08:01:28    *
      *****************************************************************

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The following (SIMODUMP.cbl) is the callable COBOL program that is used to dump the contents of memory and show the actual physical format of the numeric fields.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    SIMODUMP.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
      *****************************************************************
      * Copyright (C) 1987-2017 SimoTime Technologies.                *
      *                                                               *
      * All rights reserved.  Unpublished, all rights reserved under  *
      * copyright law and international treaty.  Use of a copyright   *
      * notice is precautionary only and does not imply publication   *
      * or disclosure.                                                *
      *                                                               *
      * Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software  *
      * for any non-commercial purpose and without fee is hereby      *
      * granted, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all *
      * copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be  *
      * used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use    *
      * of the software without the written permission of SimoTime    *
      * Technologies.                                                 *
      *                                                               *
      * Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software  *
      * for any commercial purpose requires a fee to be paid to       *
      * SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime   *
      * the latest version of the software will be delivered and a    *
      * license will be granted for use within an enterprise,         *
      * provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies   *
      * of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used    *
      * in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the  *
      * software without the written permission of SimoTime           *
      * Technologies.                                                 *
      *                                                               *
      * SimoTime Technologies makes no warranty or representations    *
      * about the suitability of the software for any purpose. It is  *
      * provided "AS IS" without any expressed or implied warranty,   *
      * including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness  *
      * for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SimoTime       *
      * Technologies shall not be liable for any direct, indirect,    *
      * special or consequential damages resulting from the loss of   *
      * use, data or projects, whether in an action of contract or    *
      * tort, arising out of or in connection with the use or         *
      * performance of this software                                  *
      *                                                               *
      * SimoTime Technologies                                         *
      * 15 Carnoustie Drive                                           *
      * Novato, CA 94949-5849                                         *
      * 415.883.6565                                                  *
      *                                                               *
      * RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND                                      *
      * Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject  *
      * to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of    *
      * the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at  *
      * DFARS 52.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of          *
      * Commercial  Computer Software - Restricted Rights  at 48      *
      * CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.  Contact SimoTime Technologies, *
      * 15 Carnoustie Drive, Novato, CA 94949-5849.                   *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
      *      This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      *****************************************************************
      * Source Member: SIMODUMP.CBL
      * Copy Files:    PASSDUMP.CPY
      *                HEXTABLE.CPY
      * Calls to:      SIMOLOGS is optional
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * SIMODUMP - Call SIMOLOGS to build hexadecimal dump information.
      *
      * CALLING PROTOCOL
      * ----------------
      * Use standard procedure to EXECUTE, RUN or ANIMATE.
      *
      * DESCRIPTION
      * -----------
      * This set of programs illustrate the use of COBOL for displaying
      * a data buffer in hexadecimal format.
      *
      *          ************
      *          * CBLHBXJ1 *
      *          ********jcl*
      *               *
      *          ************
      *          * CBLHBXC1 *
      *          ********cbl*
      *               *
      *          ************     ************      ************
      *          * CBLHBXC1 *-----* SIMODUMP *-----* CONSOLE  *
      *          ********cbl*     ********cbl*      ******dsply*
      *                                *
      *                                *
      *                           ************     ************
      *                           * SIMOLOGS *-----* CBLHBXD1 *
      *                           ********cbl*     *******file*
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * MAINTENANCE
      * -----------
      * 1989/02/27 Simmons, Created program.
      * 1997/03/17 Simmons, Updated for COBOL/2.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       DATA DIVISION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure for Title and Copyright...
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* SIMODUMP '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'COBOL Hexadecimal Dump Routine    '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v16.06.15'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* SIMODUMP '.
           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'.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Buffer used for posting messages to the console.
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* SIMODUMP '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT        pic X(256)  value SPACES.
       01  MSG-LSB                 pic 9(3)    value 256.

       01  MSG-79                  pic X(79)   value SPACES.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Buffer used for posting dump information to the console.
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  DUMP-BUFFER.
           05  DUMP-TEXT           pic X(79).

      *****************************************************************

       01  TWO-BYTES.
           05  TWO-BYTES-01        pic X.
           05  TWO-BYTES-02        pic X.
       01  TWO-BYTES-BINARY        redefines   TWO-BYTES
                                   pic S9(3)   comp.

       01  IX-0           pic 9999 value 0.
       01  IX-1           pic 9999 value 0.
       01  IX-2           pic 9999 value 0.
       01  IX-3           pic 9999 value 0.
       01  IX-4           pic 9999 value 0.
       01  IX-5           pic 9999 value 0.

       01  IP-1           pic 9(5) value 0.
       01  IP-2           pic 9(5) value 0.

       01  POSITION-PTR   pic 9(7) value 0.
       01  LOOP-QUIT      pic X    value 'N'.

       01  WA-4                    pic X(4)      value LOW-VALUES.
       01  WA-5                    pic X(5)      value is SPACES.
       01  WA-8                    pic X(9)      value '00000000'.

       01  BUFFER-SIZE-LIMIT-GROUP.
           05  BUFFER-SIZE-LIMIT   pic 9(5)      value 128.
       01  BUFFER-LENGTH           pic 9999      value 0.
       01  LINE-LENGTH             pic 9999      value 0.

       01  DUMP-HEADER.
      *    05  filler pic X value '*'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  H1 pic X(8)  value 'Position'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  H2 pic X(35) value 'Hex..... ........ ........ ........'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  H3 pic X(16) value 'ebcdic..........'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  H4 pic X(16) value 'ascii...........'.

       01  DUMP-LINE.
      *    05  filler pic X value '*'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  D1 pic X(8)  value ' x00-x0F'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  D2 pic X(35) value 'xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  D3 pic X(16) value '................'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  D4 pic X(16) value '................'.

       01  X-DUMP-LINE.
      *    05  filler pic X value '*'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  X1 pic X(8)  value ' x00-x0F'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  X2 pic X(35) value 'xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  X3 pic X(16) value '................'.
           05  filler pic X value ' '.
           05  X4 pic X(16) value '................'.

       01  ADDRESS-OFFSET-HEX.
           05  A0 pic X(8)  value ' x00-x0F'.
           05  A1 pic X(8)  value ' x10-x1F'.
           05  A2 pic X(8)  value ' x20-x2F'.
           05  A3 pic X(8)  value ' x30-x3F'.
           05  A4 pic X(8)  value ' x40-x4F'.
           05  A5 pic X(8)  value ' x50-x5F'.
           05  A6 pic X(8)  value ' x60-x6F'.
           05  A7 pic X(8)  value ' x70-x7F'.

       01  ADDRESS-OFFSET-DEC.
           05  B0 pic X(8)  value '   1-016'.
           05  B1 pic X(8)  value '  17-032'.
           05  B2 pic X(8)  value '  33-048'.
           05  B3 pic X(8)  value '  49-064'.
           05  B4 pic X(8)  value '  65-080'.
           05  B5 pic X(8)  value '  81-096'.
           05  B6 pic X(8)  value '  97-112'.
           05  B7 pic X(8)  value ' 113-128'.

       01  DUMP-STATUS-LINE.
           05  DS-DUMP-STATUS  pic X(08) value 'Starting'.
           05  filler          pic X(2)  value ', '.
           05  filler          pic X(15) value 'SIMODUMP-ID is '.
           05  DS-DUMP-ID      pic X(8)  value 'HEXDUMP1'.
           05  filler          pic X(2)  value ', '.
           05  filler          pic X(20) value 'Dump Buffer size is '.
           05  DS-LENGTH       pic 9999  value 0.

       01  MESSAGE-0004-1.
           05  filler pic X(9)  value 'Warning, '.
           05  filler pic X(29) value 'SIMODUMP-LENGTH is invalid,  '.
           05  filler pic X(29) value 'must be value from 1 to 128. '.
       01  MESSAGE-0004-2.
           05  filler pic X(9)  value 'Warning, '.
           05  filler pic X(29) value 'Assuming length of 128 bytes.'.

       01  MESSAGE-0008-1.
           05  filler pic X(9)  value 'Warning, '.
           05  filler pic X(24) value 'SIMODUMP-OUTPUT must be '.
           05  filler pic X(12) value 'OUT1, OUT2, '.
           05  filler pic X(19) value 'OPR1, OPR2 or LOG1.'.
       01  MESSAGE-0008-2.
           05  filler pic X(9)  value 'Warning, '.
           05  filler pic X(22) value 'Assuming OUT1 mode.'.

       01  FIRST-TIME                  pic X    value 'Y'.
       01  USR-PTR-GROUP.
           05  USR-PTR-VALUE           usage is pointer.
       01  USR-PTR-LENGTH              pic 99   value 0.
       01  USR-PTR-DUMP-ADDR           pic X(8) value '00000000'.

       01  HEX-OFFSET-GROUP.
           05  HEX-OFFSET-VALUE        pic 9(9) comp.
       01  HEX-OFFSET-LENGTH           pic 99   value 0.
       01  HEX-OFFSET-DUMP-ADDR        pic X(8) value '00000000'.

       01  DEC-POSITION-GROUP.
           05  DEC-POSITION-VALUE      pic 9(8).
       01  DEC-POSITION-LENGTH         pic 99   value 0.

       01  ADDRESS-DUMP-FMT-64.
           05  ADDRESS-DUMP-FMT-32A    pic X(8) value '00000000'.
           05  ADDRESS-DUMP-FMT-32B    pic X(8) value '00000000'.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Pass area for call SIMOLOGS.
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       COPY PASSLOGS.

       COPY HEXTABLE.

      *****************************************************************
       LINKAGE SECTION.
       COPY PASSDUMP.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION using SIMODUMP-PASS-AREA, SIMODUMP-BUFFER.
           if  FIRST-TIME = 'Y'
               perform FIRST-TIME-PROCESSING
           end-if

           evaluate SIMODUMP-REQUEST
               when 'NOTE' perform ACTION-IS-POST-TEXT-INFO
               when 'DUMP' perform ACTION-IS-POST-DUMP-INFO
               when 'USER' perform ACTION-IS-POST-USER-INFO
               when other  move 'DUMP' to SIMODUMP-REQUEST
                           perform ACTION-IS-POST-DUMP-INFO
           end-evaluate
           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       ACTION-IS-POST-TEXT-INFO.
           move SIMODUMP-DUMP-ID      to MESSAGE-TEXT
           move SIMODUMP-BUFFER(1:68) to MESSAGE-TEXT(10:68)
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-BUFFER
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       ACTION-IS-POST-DUMP-INFO.
           perform EDIT-PASS-AREA

           set USR-PTR-VALUE to address of SIMODUMP-BUFFER
           move ZERO to HEX-OFFSET-VALUE
           add 1 to ZERO giving DEC-POSITION-VALUE

           move USR-PTR-GROUP to WA-4
           perform ADDRESS-FORMATTING
           move WA-8 to USR-PTR-DUMP-ADDR
           move WA-8 to ADDRESS-DUMP-FMT-32B

           display '* SIMODUMP ADDR is ' ADDRESS-DUMP-FMT-64

           if  SIMODUMP-OUTPUT = 'LOG1'
           or                  = 'OUT1'
           or                  = 'OUT2'
           or                  = 'OPR1'
           or                  = 'OPR2'
               move 'Starting'       to DS-DUMP-STATUS
               move SIMODUMP-DUMP-ID to DS-DUMP-ID
               move SIMODUMP-LENGTH  to DS-LENGTH
               move DUMP-STATUS-LINE to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER
               move DUMP-HEADER to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if

           perform DUMP-PROCESSING

      *    move SIMOLOGS-REQUEST to SIMODUMP-OUTPUT
           move SIMOLOGS-STATUS  to SIMODUMP-RESULT

           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       ACTION-IS-POST-USER-INFO.

           if  SIMODUMP-BUFFER(1:7) = 'FORMAT='
               evaluate SIMODUMP-BUFFER(8:8)
                 when 'ADDRESS ' move ' Address' to H1
                 when 'POSITION' move 'Position' to H1
                 when 'OFFSET  ' move '  Offset' to H1
               end-evaluate
           end-if
           if SIMODUMP-BUFFER(1:6) = 'LIMIT='
              perform until SIMODUMP-BUFFER(11:1) not = SPACE
                if SIMODUMP-BUFFER(11:1) = ' '
                   move SIMODUMP-BUFFER(10:1) to SIMODUMP-BUFFER(11:1)
                   move SIMODUMP-BUFFER(09:1) to SIMODUMP-BUFFER(10:1)
                   move SIMODUMP-BUFFER(08:1) to SIMODUMP-BUFFER(09:1)
                   move SIMODUMP-BUFFER(07:1) to SIMODUMP-BUFFER(08:1)
                   move ZERO to SIMODUMP-BUFFER(7:1)
                end-if
               end-perform
               move SIMODUMP-BUFFER(7:5) to BUFFER-SIZE-LIMIT-GROUP
               if BUFFER-SIZE-LIMIT is NUMERIC
                  move 'Accepted User Request, increase Buffer Size '
                    to MESSAGE-TEXT
                  move 'maximum limit to '     to MESSAGE-TEXT(45:17)
                  move BUFFER-SIZE-LIMIT-GROUP to MESSAGE-TEXT(62:5)
                  perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER
               else
                  add 128 to ZERO giving BUFFER-SIZE-LIMIT
                  move 'Rejected User Request to increase Buffer '
                    to MESSAGE-TEXT
                  move 'Size maximum, reset to ' to MESSAGE-TEXT(42:23)
                  move BUFFER-SIZE-LIMIT-GROUP to MESSAGE-TEXT(64:5)
                  perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.

       ACTION-IS-POST-USER-INFO-OLD.
           move DUMP-HEADER to MESSAGE-TEXT
           move '*     Pos' to MESSAGE-TEXT(1:9)
           move '* ....Pos' to MESSAGE-TEXT(1:9)
           perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT

           move SPACES to D1
           add 1 to ZERO giving POSITION-PTR
           move 'N' to LOOP-QUIT

           add 1 to ZERO giving IX-1
           perform until LOOP-QUIT = 'Y'
             add 1 to ZERO giving IX-2
             add 1 to ZERO giving IX-3
             add 1 to ZERO giving IX-4
             if  SIMODUMP-LENGTH - IX-1 > 16
                 add 16 to ZERO giving LINE-LENGTH
             else
                 compute LINE-LENGTH = SIMODUMP-LENGTH - IX-1 + 1
                 move 'Y' to LOOP-QUIT
             end-if
      *      display 'DEBUG ' SIMODUMP-LENGTH ' ' LINE-LENGTH ' ' IX-1
             move X2 to D2
             move X3 to D3
             move X4 to D4
             perform until LINE-LENGTH = 0
      *        Get table element
               subtract TWO-BYTES-BINARY from TWO-BYTES-BINARY
               move SIMODUMP-BUFFER(IX-1:1) to TWO-BYTES-02
               add TWO-BYTES-BINARY to 1 giving IX-5
               move TAB-X1(IX-5) to WA-5
               move WA-5(1:2) to D2(IX-2:2)
      *        Increment to next position in hex-dump area of buffer
               add 2 to IX-2
               if  IX-2 = 9
               or  IX-2 = 18
               or  IX-2 = 27
                   add 1 to IX-2
               end-if
      *        EBCDIC Print Character and increment to next position
               move WA-5(3:1) to D3(IX-3:1)
               add 1 to IX-3
      *        ASCII  Print Character and increment to next position
               move WA-5(4:1) to D4(IX-4:1)
               add 1 to IX-4
      *        Increment pointer to next input buffer byte
               add 1 to IX-1
               subtract 1 from LINE-LENGTH
             end-perform
      *
             move POSITION-PTR to D1
             move DUMP-LINE to MESSAGE-TEXT
             perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT
             add 16 to POSITION-PTR
           end-perform
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       ADDRESS-FORMATTING.
           add 1 to ZERO giving IP-1
           add 1 to ZERO giving IP-2
           perform 4 times
               subtract TWO-BYTES-BINARY from TWO-BYTES-BINARY
               move WA-4(IP-1:1) to TWO-BYTES-02
               add TWO-BYTES-BINARY to 1 giving IX-5
               move TAB-X1(IX-5) to WA-5
               move WA-5(1:2) to WA-8(IP-2:2)
               add 1 to IP-1
               add 2 to IP-2
           end-perform
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-PROCESSING.
           add 1 to ZERO giving IX-0
           add 1 to ZERO giving IX-1
           add 1 to ZERO giving IX-5
           subtract SIMODUMP-IDX from SIMODUMP-IDX
           add SIMODUMP-LENGTH to ZERO giving BUFFER-LENGTH
           if  BUFFER-LENGTH greater than 15
               add 16 to ZERO giving LINE-LENGTH
           else
               add BUFFER-LENGTH to ZERO giving LINE-LENGTH
           end-if
           perform until BUFFER-LENGTH = 0
               add 1 to ZERO giving IX-2
               add 1 to ZERO giving IX-3
               add 1 to ZERO giving IX-4
               move X-DUMP-LINE to DUMP-LINE
               move DEC-POSITION-GROUP to D1
               evaluate H1
                 when ' Address' move USR-PTR-GROUP         to WA-4
                                 perform ADDRESS-FORMATTING
                                 move WA-8                  to D1
                 when '  Offset' move HEX-OFFSET-GROUP      to WA-4
                                 perform ADDRESS-FORMATTING
                                 move WA-8                  to D1
               end-evaluate
               add 8 to IX-0
               perform DUMP-SINGLE-LINE
               if  BUFFER-LENGTH greater than 15
                   subtract 16 from BUFFER-LENGTH
                   set USR-PTR-VALUE up by 16
                   add 16 to HEX-OFFSET-VALUE
                   add 16 to DEC-POSITION-VALUE
               else
                   subtract BUFFER-LENGTH from BUFFER-LENGTH
                   set USR-PTR-VALUE to address of SIMODUMP-BUFFER
                   move ZERO to HEX-OFFSET-VALUE
                   add 1 to ZERO giving DEC-POSITION-VALUE
               end-if
               if  BUFFER-LENGTH greater than 15
                   add 16 to ZERO giving LINE-LENGTH
               else
                   add BUFFER-LENGTH to ZERO giving LINE-LENGTH
               end-if
           end-perform

           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-SINGLE-LINE.
           perform until LINE-LENGTH = 0
      *        Get table element
               subtract TWO-BYTES-BINARY from TWO-BYTES-BINARY
               move SIMODUMP-BUFFER(IX-1:1) to TWO-BYTES-02
               add TWO-BYTES-BINARY to 1 giving IX-5
               move TAB-X1(IX-5) to WA-5
               move WA-5(1:2) to D2(IX-2:2)
      *        Increment to next position in hex-dump area of buffer
               add 2 to IX-2
               if  IX-2 = 9
               or  IX-2 = 18
               or  IX-2 = 27
                   add 1 to IX-2
               end-if
      *        EBCDIC Print Character and increment to next position
               move WA-5(3:1) to D3(IX-3:1)
               add 1 to IX-3
      *        ASCII  Print Character and increment to next position
               move WA-5(4:1) to D4(IX-4:1)
               add 1 to IX-4
      *        Increment pointer to next input buffer byte
               add 1 to IX-1
               subtract 1 from LINE-LENGTH
           end-perform
           move DUMP-LINE to DUMP-TEXT
           if  SIMODUMP-IDX < 8
               add 1 to SIMODUMP-IDX
               move DUMP-LINE to SIMODUMP-LINES(SIMODUMP-IDX)
           end-if

           if  SIMODUMP-OUTPUT = 'LOG1'
           or                  = 'OUT2'
           or                  = 'OPR2'
               move DUMP-LINE to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               perform POST-TO-LOG-FILE
           else
               move DUMP-LINE to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       EDIT-PASS-AREA.
           perform EDIT-PASS-AREA-SYSOUT
           perform EDIT-PASS-AREA-LENGTH
           exit.

       EDIT-PASS-AREA-LENGTH.
           subtract SIMODUMP-RESULT from SIMODUMP-RESULT

           if  SIMODUMP-LENGTH not NUMERIC
               add 128 to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-LENGTH
               add 4 to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-RESULT
           end-if

           if  SIMODUMP-LENGTH less than 1
           or  SIMODUMP-LENGTH greater than BUFFER-SIZE-LIMIT
               add 4 to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-RESULT
               add 128 to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-LENGTH
           end-if

           if  SIMODUMP-RESULT not = ZERO
               move MESSAGE-0004-1 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER
               move MESSAGE-0004-2 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER
           end-if

           exit.

       EDIT-PASS-AREA-SYSOUT.
           if  SIMODUMP-OUTPUT = 'NONE'
           or                  = 'OUT1'
           or                  = 'OUT2'
           or                  = 'OPR1'
           or                  = 'OPR2'
           or                  = 'LOG1'
               subtract SIMODUMP-RESULT from SIMODUMP-RESULT
           else
               add 4 to ZERO   giving SIMODUMP-RESULT
               move 'OPR1'     to     SIMODUMP-OUTPUT
               move MESSAGE-0008-1 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER
               move MESSAGE-0008-2 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       FIRST-TIME-PROCESSING.
           add 8 to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-RESULT

           if  SIMODUMP-COPYRIGHT not = 'HIDE'
               perform POST-COPYRIGHT
           end-if

           add 1 to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-IDX
           perform 8 times
               move SPACES to SIMODUMP-LINES(SIMODUMP-IDX)
               add 1 to SIMODUMP-IDX
           end-perform
           subtract SIMODUMP-IDX from SIMODUMP-IDX
           move 'N' to FIRST-TIME
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       POST-COPYRIGHT.
           move SIM-TITLE to     MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform        Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT
           move SIM-COPYRIGHT to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform        Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       POST-TO-LOG-FILE.
           add  16 to ZERO giving SIMOLOGS-STATUS
      *    move DUMP-BUFFER to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           if  SIMOLOGS-STATUS not = ZERO
               move 'OPR1' to SIMODUMP-OUTPUT
               add SIMOLOGS-STATUS to ZERO giving SIMODUMP-RESULT
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           if  SIMODUMP-OUTPUT(1:3) = 'OUT'
               display MESSAGE-BUFFER
           else
               display MESSAGE-BUFFER upon console
           end-if
           move SPACES to MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           evaluate SIMODUMP-OUTPUT(1:4)
             when 'OUT1' perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER-TO-SYSOUT
             when other  perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER-TO-SYSOUT
           end-evaluate
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT.
           evaluate SIMODUMP-OUTPUT(1:4)
             when 'OUT1' perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT-TO-SYSOUT
             when other  perform Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT-TO-SYSOUT
           end-evaluate
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-MESSAGE-BUFFER-TO-SYSOUT.
           perform Z-CALCULATE-MSG-LENGTH
           display MESSAGE-BUFFER(1:MSG-LSB)
           move all SPACES to MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-MESSAGE-TEXT-TO-SYSOUT.
           perform Z-CALCULATE-MSG-LENGTH
           display MESSAGE-TEXT(1:MSG-LSB - 11)
           move all SPACES to MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-CALCULATE-MSG-LENGTH.
           add 267 to ZERO giving MSG-LSB
           if  MESSAGE-BUFFER(122:146) = SPACES
               subtract 146 from MSG-LSB
               if  MESSAGE-BUFFER(80:41) = SPACES
                   subtract 41 from MSG-LSB
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
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