SIMOHEX4
Hex-Dump of User Data String
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  Introduction
  SimoHEX1, What It Does
  SimoHEX1, How To Use
  The COBOL Members
  Pass Area Structure, a Copy File
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

The SIMOHEX1 routine (or callable program) will convert a data string of one-byte items to a text string of two-byte items using hexadecimal notation. The hexadecimal notation string is then posted to the SYSOUT device. This document is a quick reference for using the callable routine SIMOHEX1. Additional information about this program may be obtained by sending an e-mail to:

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section SimoHEX1, What It Does

The SIMOHEX1 routine (or callable program) will convert a data string to its hexadecimal value with a display or logging capability. It will also translate the possible printable characters for both ASCII and EBCDIC.

The following is an example of the hexadecimal dump information provided by the sample programs. This information may be displayed to the screen or written to a log file. The high-lighted YELLOW shows the hexadecimal dump information. The BLUE shows the possible EBCDIC display values and the RED shows the possible ASCII display values.

* CBLMEMC1 HEX-Dump of Numeric Field Formats  v11.11.03 http://www.simotime.com
* CBLMEMC1 Copyright 1987-2019      SimoTime Technologies   All Rights Reserved
* SIMOHEX1 COBOL Hexadecimal Dump Routine     v16.06.15 http://www.simotime.com
* SIMOHEX1 Copyright 1987-2019    SimoTime Technologies     All Rights Reserved
* SIMOHEX1 TXTINFO1 Text String
* SIMOHEX1 ADDR is 0000000050243702
* SIMOHEX1 Starting, SIMOHEX1-ID is NBRITEMS, Dump Buffer size is 0256
   Offset Hex..... ........ ........ ........ ebcdic.......... ascii...........
 00000000 5049432D 39202020 30303030 30313233 &............... PIC-9   00000123
 00000010 5049432D 39502020 30303030 30313233 &....&.......... PIC-9P  00000123
 00000020 5049432D 394D2020 30303030 30313273 &....(.......... PIC-9M  0000012s
 00000030 5049432D 395A2020 30303030 30303030 &....!.......... PIC-9Z  00000000
 00000040 434F4D50 2D332020 00000000 0000123F .|(&............ COMP-3  .......?
 00000050 434F4D50 2D335020 00000000 0000123C .|(&..&......... COMP-3P .......<
 00000060 434F4D50 2D334D20 00000000 0000123D .|(&..(......... COMP-3M .......=
 00000070 434F4D50 2D335A20 00000000 0000000C .|(&..!......... COMP-3Z ........
 00000080 434F4D50 20202020 0000007B 20202020 .|(&.......#.... COMP    ...{
 00000090 434F4D50 2F502020 0000007B 20202020 .|(&.&.....#.... COMP/P  ...{
 000000A0 434F4D50 2F4D2020 FFFFFF85 20202020 .|(&.(.....e.... COMP/M  ....
 000000B0 434F4D50 2F5A2020 00000000 20202020 .|(&.!.......... COMP/Z  ....
 000000C0 20202020 20202020 20202020 20202020 ................
 000000D0 20202020 20202020 20202020 20202020 ................
 000000E0 20202020 20202020 20202020 20202020 ................
 000000F0 20202020 20202020 20202020 20202020 ................
* CBLMEMC1 Thank you for using this program provided from SimoTime Technologies
* CBLMEMC1 Please send all inquires or suggestions to the helpdesk@simotime.com

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section SimoHEX1, How To Use

The coding to do the actual call to display the hexadecimal dump information to the SYSOUT device is as follows.

      *****************************************************************
      *    The coding required to do the call to the Hex-Dump program.
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
           CALL 'SIMOHEX1' USING SIMOHEX1-PASS-AREA
SIMOHEX1-BUFFER

A copy file is provided to define the pass area to be used when calling SIMOHEX1. The following statement is required in the WORKING STORAGE section of the calling program.

       WORKING STORAGE.
       . . .
       . . .
       COPY PASSHEX1.
       . . .

You may view an example of a COBOL program that uses SIMOHEX1 at http://www.simotime.com/cblmem01.htm.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The COBOL Members

The set of program members includes a program that creates the hexadecimal dump information and a copy file that defines the structure for a pass area.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Pass Area Structure, a Copy File

The following (PASSHEX1.cpy) is the COBOL copy file that may be used when calling SIMOHEX1.

      *****************************************************************
      *                PASSHEX1 is a COBOL Copy File                  *
      *     Data Structure or Pass Area used for calling SIMOHEX1.    *
      *         Copyright (C) 1987-2019 SimoTime Technologies         *
      *                     All Rights Reserved                       *
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      *              Provided by SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************
      * Values for SIMOHEX1-REQUEST
      * DUMP   Dump the Buffer in Hexadecimal format
      * NOTE   Display or Write the text to the screen or log file
      *
      *    One format for calling SIMOHEX1 uses the data buffer
      *    defined within this COBOL Copy file.
      *
      *    move 'DUMP'           to SIMOHEX1-REQUEST
      *    move 'MYDUMPID'       to SIMOHEX1-DUMP-ID
      *    move SPACES           to SIMOHEX1-BUFFER
      *    move 'Text String '   to SIMOHEX1-BUFFER
      *    add 12 to ZERO    giving SIMOHEX1-LENGTH
      *    call 'SIMOHEX1'    using SIMOHEX1-PASS-AREA
      *                             SIMOHEX1-BUFFER
      *
      *    An alternate call passes a user-defined data structure.
      *
      *    move 'DUMP'           to SIMOHEX1-REQUEST
      *    move 'NBRITEMS'       to SIMOHEX1-DUMP-ID
      *    add length of NUMERIC-BUFFER-01 to ZERO
      *                      giving SIMOHEX1-LENGTH
      *    call 'SIMOHEX1'    using SIMOHEX1-PASS-AREA
      *                             NUMERIC-BUFFER-01
      *
      *****************************************************************
       01  SIMOHEX1-PASS-AREA.
      *    Initial information is provided by the calling program,
      *    The SIMOHEX1-REQUEST field will be modified to "DUMP" if it
      *    does not contain a valid entry.
           05  SIMOHEX1-REQUEST        PIC X(4).
           05  SIMOHEX1-RESULT         PIC 9999.
           05  SIMOHEX1-DUMP-ID        PIC X(8).
           05  SIMOHEX1-LENGTH         PIC 9(7).
       01  SIMOHEX1-BUFFER             PIC X(128).
      *
      ***  PASSHEX1 - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - PASSHEX1 *
      *****************************************************************
      *

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This document is a quick reference for using the callable routine SIMOHEX1. 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.

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Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to convert a memory-resident data string of one-byte items to a text string of two-byte items using hexadecimal notation. The hexadecimal notation string is then posted to the SYSOUT device. This test case executes a COBOL program that calls a COBOL program to write the HEX-Dump information to the SYSOUT device.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to convert a memory-resident data string of one-byte items to a text string of two-byte items using hexadecimal notation. The hexadecimal notation string is then posted to the SYSOUT device. This test case executes an assembler (HLASM) program that calls a COBOL program to write the HEX-Dump information to the SYSOUT device.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a complete list of the SimoTime Callable Routines or Utility Programs. This includes the callable routines and utility programs for the Micro Focus environment.

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 The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

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