Information for MVS, OS/390 or ZOS
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MVS, OS/390 or z/OS running on an IBM mainframe provides an environment for managing very large data bases and processing a variety of applications for a large number of users. The intent of this document is to provide working examples that may be used by programmers in their day to day work.
The following is a list of links that provide information that is common to the non-relational data structures.
|Links to White Papers and Examples for Non-Relational Data Structures|
VSAM, Keyed-Sequential-Data-Set (or KSDS) are very widely used on the mainframe. Many CICS applications depend heavily on information that is stored in VSAM Keyed-Sequential-Data Sets. The following provides additional information about the use of VSAM data set.
QSAM or Sequential Files are still widely used on mainframes. When data needs to be transferred from a mainframe to another system it is quite common to use a sequential file. If the primary information is not stored in a sequential file it is usually REPRO'ed (i.e. copied) to a sequential file.
|Links to Mainframe Oriented Programs and Application Examples|
The purpose of this section is to provide reference material or links to reference materials that are helpful for mainframe programmers.
The mainframe has a variety of numeric formats. The Introduction to Mainframe Numeric Formats is a review session that describes the most commonly used numeric formats. Specific documents for the various numeric formats are as follows.
|Links to Reference Material for the SimoTime Mainframe Gateway|
This item will provide links to additional information about data content and data management.
|Links to Reference Material for Non-Relational Data Processing Tasks|
The SimoTime Gateways to Technology offer practical, solution-oriented examples that focus on the use of specific technologies across a variety of operating systems and hardware platforms. This gateway will focus on mainframe systems. This document may be used as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.
In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This 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.
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 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 icon.
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.
Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.
The following links will require an internet connect.
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 (including Micro Focus COBOL) and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires an Internet Connection.
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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