Variable Length Records
ASCII/Text to Record Sequential
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - txvrec01.htm 
  Introduction
  The Command File
  The Convert Program
  Program Generation Specifications
  Prepare the Test File
  Ancillary Programs
  Set the Environment
  Display and Log Messages
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

The example will describe how to convert an ASCII/Text file (Line Sequential) to a Micro Focus Record Sequential file with variable length records. The COBOL program that does the file format conversion was generated using SimoTime Technology running on a Windows System with Micro Focus Net Express.


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SimoTime Technologies
All Rights Reserved

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Command File

The conversion task is a three (3) step job. The first step prepares the environment, the second step executes the conversion program and the third step completes the job with End of Job processing. The following is a listing of the command file (TXVREXE1.cmd) used in this example.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               TXVRECE1.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text    - Read variable ASCII/Text,write variable Record Sequential
rem  * Author  - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Created - 2003/04/24
rem  * Updated - 2011/03/15
rem  * Version - 04.01.20
rem  *
rem  * This procedure uses the following Command Files.
rem  *   1. Env1BASE.CMD - provides a single point for setting commonly
rem  *                     used environment variables.
rem  *   2. SimoNOTE.CMD - provides a consistent process for displaying
rem  *                     messages to the screen and writing to a log
rem  *                     or journal file.
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs illustrates the use of COBOL programs to read
rem  * an, ASCII/Text file and create a Record Sequential file using
rem  * variable length records.
rem  *
rem  * The COBOL program is compiled with the ASSIGN(EXTERNAL) directive.
rem  * This provides for external file mapping of the file names.
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs will run on a Personal Computer with Windows
rem  * and Micro Focus Net Express.
rem  *
rem  *                     ************
rem  *                     * TXVRECE1 *
rem  *                     ********cmd*
rem  *                          *
rem  *                          *
rem  *                     ************     ************
rem  *                     * if EXIST ******* CUSTLCSV *
rem  *                     *******stmt*  *  ******erase*
rem  *                          *
rem  *                          *
rem  *    ************     ************     ************
rem  *    * GETLSEQ  ******* TXVRECC1 ******* PUTRVRL *
rem  *    *******lffl*     ********cbl*     *******rvlr*
rem  *                          *
rem  *                          *
rem  *                     ************
rem  *                     *   EOJ    *
rem  *                     ********cmd*
rem  *
rem  * Note-1: RVLR=Record Sequential with Variable-Length-Records.
rem  * Note-2: LFFL=Line Sequential with Fixed-Field-Length format.
rem  *
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 3, Prepare the Environment...
rem  *
     call ..\Env1BASE
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set JobName=TXVRECE1
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%JobName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %JobName%, User is %USERNAME%"
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 3, Map File Names and Execute the Convert Program.
rem  *
     set GETLSEQ=%BaseLib1%\DATA\TXT1\GETLSEQ1.TXT
     set PUTRVLR=%BaseLib1%\DATA\WRK1\PUTRVLR1.DAT
     if exist %PUTRVLR% erase %PUTRVLR%
:CblCsvC1
     run TXVRECC1
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
rem  *
     if exist %PUTRVLR% goto :EojAok
     set JobStatus=0020
     goto :EojNok
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 3 of 3, End of Job Processing.
rem  *
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake GETLSEQ=%GETLSEQ%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake PUTRVLR=%PUTRVLR%"
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName %JobName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING JobName %JobName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
:End
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SYSOUT is %SYSOUT%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Convert Program

The following program (TXVRECC1.cbl) was generated using SimoTime Technologies. It is a COBOL program that may be compiled and executed on a Linux, UNIX or Windows (LUW) system that is supported by Micro Focus COBOL. The input file is a Line Sequential (or ASCII/Text) file. Since this file format is unique to the LUW systems it will not compile and execute on an IBM Mainframe System. If the "Line Sequential" specification were changed to "Sequential" it would compile and execute on an IBM Mainframe System.

The output file is a record sequential file with variable length records. This format is supported by Micro Focus on the LUW Systems and by IBM on the Mainframe Systems (both ZOS and VSE).

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    TXVRECC1.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This program was generated by SimoZAPS              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *  Generation Date: 2011-05-04  Generation Time: 13:45:16:20    *
      *                                                               *
      *                                   Record    Record     Key    *
      *  Function  Name     Organization  Format    Max-Min  Pos-Len  *
      *  INPUT     GETLSEQ  ASCII/CRLF    VARIABLE   32760            *
      *                                              00004            *
      *  OUTPUT    PUTRVLR  SEQUENTIAL    VARIABLE   32760            *
      *                                              00004            *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.
           SELECT GETLSEQ-FILE  ASSIGN TO       GETLSEQ
                  ORGANIZATION  IS LINE SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS GETLSEQ-STATUS.
           SELECT PUTRVLR-FILE  ASSIGN TO       PUTRVLR
                  ORGANIZATION  IS SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS PUTRVLR-STATUS.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
       FD  GETLSEQ-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS GETLSEQ-REC
           RECORDING MODE IS V
           RECORD VARYING FROM 00004 TO 32760
           DEPENDING ON GETLSEQ-LRECL
           .
       01  GETLSEQ-REC.
           05  GETLSEQ-DATA-01 PIC X(32760).

       FD  PUTRVLR-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS PUTRVLR-REC
           RECORDING MODE IS V
           RECORD VARYING FROM 00004 TO 32760
           DEPENDING ON PUTRVLR-LRECL
           .
       01  PUTRVLR-REC.
           05  PUTRVLR-DATA-01 PIC X(32760).

      *****************************************************************
      * This program was created with the SYSMASK1.TXT file as input. *
      * The SYSMASK1 provides for the sequential reading of the input *
      * file and the sequential writing of the output file.           *
      *                                                               *
      * If the output file is indexed then the input file must be in  *
      * sequence by the field that will be used to provide the key    *
      * for the output file. This is a sequential load process.       *
      *                                                               *
      * If the key field is not in sequence then refer to SYSMASK2    *
      * to provide for a random add or update of the indexed file.    *
      *                                                               *
      * This program mask will have the ASCII/EBCDIC table inserted   *
      * for use by the /TRANSLATE function of SimoZAPS.               *
      *                                                               *
      * For additional information contact SimoTime Technologies.     *
      *                                                               *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* TXVRECC1 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Convert LSEQ File to VREC 4-32,760'.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v11.05.02'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value '   helpdesk@simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* TXVRECC1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'This Data File Convert Member wa'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 's generated by SimoTime Technolo'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value 'gies'.

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

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

       01  GETLSEQ-LRECL            pic 9(5)    value 32760.
       01  PUTRVLR-LRECL            pic 9(5)    value 32760.
       01  GETLSEQ-LRECL-MAX        pic 9(5)    value 32760.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following buffers are used to create a four-byte status   *
      * code that may be displayed.                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       01  IO-STATUS.
           05  IO-STAT1            pic X.
           05  IO-STAT2            pic X.
       01  IO-STATUS-04.
           05  IO-STATUS-0401      pic 9     value 0.
           05  IO-STATUS-0403      pic 999   value 0.
       01  TWO-BYTES-BINARY        pic 9(4)  BINARY.
       01  TWO-BYTES-ALPHA         redefines TWO-BYTES-BINARY.
           05  TWO-BYTES-LEFT      pic X.
           05  TWO-BYTES-RIGHT     pic X.

      *****************************************************************
      * Message Buffer used by the Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT routine.    *
      *****************************************************************
       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* TXVRECC1 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.

      *****************************************************************
       01  PROGRAM-NAME            pic X(8)     value 'TXVRECC1'.

       01  INFO-STATEMENT.
           05  INFO-SHORT.
               10  INFO-ID pic X(8)    value 'Starting'.
               10  filler  pic X(2)    value ', '.
               10  filler  pic X(34)
                   value   'Convert LSEQ File to VREC 4-32,760'.
           05  filler      pic X(24)
               value ' http://www.SimoTime.com'.

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

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

       01  N-1 pic 9(7)V9(9) value 0.
       01  N-2 pic 9(7)V9(9) value 0.
       01  N-3 pic 9(7)V9(9) value 0.
       01  N-4 pic 9(7)V9(9) value 0.
       01  N-5 pic 9(7)V9(9) value 0.

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

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

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

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

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

           perform PUTRVLR-CLOSE
           perform GETLSEQ-CLOSE
           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD.
      *    TransINIT process...
           move ALL SPACES      to PUTRVLR-REC
      *    TransVREC Enabled ...
           add GETLSEQ-LRECL to ZERO giving PUTRVLR-LRECL
           move GETLSEQ-REC(1:GETLSEQ-LRECL)
             to PUTRVLR-REC(1:PUTRVLR-LRECL)
           exit.

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

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

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

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

      *****************************************************************
      * Display the file status bytes. This routine will display as   *
      * four digits. If the full two byte file status is numeric it   *
      * will display as 00nn. If the 1st byte is a numeric nine (9)   *
      * the second byte will be treated as a binary number and will   *
      * display as 9nnn.                                              *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS.
           if  IO-STATUS not NUMERIC
           or  IO-STAT1 = '9'
               move IO-STAT1 to IO-STATUS-04(1:1)
               subtract TWO-BYTES-BINARY from TWO-BYTES-BINARY
               move IO-STAT2 to TWO-BYTES-RIGHT
               add TWO-BYTES-BINARY to ZERO giving IO-STATUS-0403
               move 'File Status is: nnnn' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               move IO-STATUS-04 to MESSAGE-TEXT(17:4)
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           else
               move '0000' to IO-STATUS-04
               move IO-STATUS to IO-STATUS-04(3:2)
               move 'File Status is: nnnn' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               move IO-STATUS-04 to MESSAGE-TEXT(17:4)
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
           display SIM-TITLE
           display SIM-COPYRIGHT
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This program was generated by SimoZAPS              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *  Generation Date: 2011-05-04  Generation Time: 13:45:16:24    *
      *****************************************************************

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Program Generation Specifications

When managing non-relational data files in an environment that requires data file conversion and comparison it is quite often necessary to address unique or specialized requirements by writing a program. This type of programming uses techniques that are similar within the convert/compare processing but not typical to what an application programmer is accustom to doing in their day-to-day activities. Also, writing a program plus the effort to test, correct and retest can be very time consuming.

To generate a conversion or comparison program requires a Process Control File (PCF). Depending on the options specified the generation process may do the following.

Number Description
1 Create a program to do the File Format conversion
2 Create a callable routine to do the Record Content conversion (i.e. EBCDIC to ASCII)
3 Create HTML Documentation for a Record Structure
  Possible Functions for a data File Conversion

The following (TXVREC01.pcf) is the Process Control File used to generate the conversion program to do a file format conversion from an ASCII/Text file to a Micro Focus Record Sequential file with variable length records.

***********************************************************************
*    This Process Control File is provided by SimoTime Enterprises    *
*             (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
*               Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
*                     e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
***********************************************************************
* SYSUT1 is an ASCII/Text file with variable-length records.          *
* SYSUT2 is a Record Sequential file with variable-length records.    *
***********************************************************************
* This Process Control File will be used to generate a callable COBOL
* routine.
* Refer to the utconv01.htm document for additional detail.
*
* The following group of statements will define the high level
* functions and processes to be performed.
*
&SIMOPREP  call ..\..\ENV1BASE
&USERPREP  call USERCONV
*
* The following group of statements will define the behavioral
* characteristics and environment variable for the file I/O Program
* to be generated.
*
*HEAD34    ....:....1....:....2....:....3....
&HEAD34    Convert LSEQ File to VREC 4-32,760
&PROGID    TXVRECC1
&SYSUT1    name=GETLSEQ org=ASCII/Text recfm=VARIABLE rmin=4 rmax=32760 RECMODE RECVARY
&SYSUT2    name=PUTRVLR org=Sequential recfm=VARIABLE rmin=4 rmax=32760 RECMODE RECVARY
*
* The following group of statements will define the behavioral
* characteristics and environment variables for the record content
* conversion program to be generated.
*
&TRANSINIT SPACES
&TransVREC ENABLE
*
&END

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Prepare the Test File

This section provides information about the preparation required prior to running the conversion program. The following command (TXVRECE8.cmd) will create the test file used as input to the file conversion program.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               TXVRECE8.CMD - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text    - Create an ASCII/Text file for Testing Purposes
rem  * Author  - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Created - 2003/04/24
rem  * Updated - 2011/03/15
rem  * Version - 04.01.20
rem  *
rem  * This procedure uses the following Command Files.
rem  *   1. Env1BASE.CMD - provides a single point for setting commonly
rem  *                     used environment variables.
rem  *   2. SimoNOTE.CMD - provides a consistent process for displaying
rem  *                     messages to the screen and writing to a log
rem  *                     or journal file.
rem  *
rem  * This script illustrates the use of Windows "echo" command to
rem  * create an ASCII/Text file with variable text strings.
rem  *
rem  * This script will run on a Personal Computer with Windows.
rem  *
rem  *                     ************
rem  *                     * TXVRECE8 *
rem  *                     ********cmd*
rem  *                          *
rem  *                          *
rem  *                     ************     ************
rem  *                     * if EXIST ******* GETLSEQ  *
rem  *                     *******stmt*  *  ******erase*
rem  *                          *
rem  *                          *
rem  *                     ************     ************
rem  *                     *   echo   ******* GETLSEQ  *
rem  *                     ********cbl*     *******rseq*
rem  *                          *
rem  *                          *
rem  *                     ************
rem  *                     *   EOJ    *
rem  *                     ********cmd*
rem  *
rem  * Note-1: LSEQ=Line Sequential.
rem  *
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 3, Prepare the Environment...
rem  *
     call ..\Env1BASE
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set JobName=TXVRECE8
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%JobName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %JobName%, User is %USERNAME%"
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 3, Map File Name and Create the Test File.
rem  *
     set GETLSEQ=%BaseLib1%\DATA\TXT1\GETLSEQ1.TXT
     if exist %GETLSEQ% erase %GETLSEQ%
     echo FIRST>>%GETLSEQ%
     echo abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz>>%GETLSEQ%
     echo 0123456789>>%GETLSEQ%
     echo LAST>>%GETLSEQ%
     if not "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if not %JobStatus% == 0000 goto :EojNok
rem  *
     if exist %GETLSEQ% goto :EojAok
     set JobStatus=0020
     goto :EojNok
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 3 of 3, End of Job Processing.
rem  *
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake GETLSEQ=%GETLSEQ%"
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName %JobName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING JobName %JobName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
:End
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SYSOUT is %SYSOUT%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Ancillary Programs

This section provides information about program members that are used by this suite of programs and shared with other tasks or applications. These ancillary program members are available as a separate package or as part of the SimoTime Enterprise package.

This link provides detailed information for the  Common or Shared  program members.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Set the Environment

A Windows command file (ENV1BASE.cmd) is called from other command files to set commonly used environment variables. This provides a single point of definition. The following is a listing of the contents of the command file.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               ENV1BASE.cmd - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *        This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies          *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
rem  *             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
rem  *                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *
rem  * Text   - Provide a single point to set common environment variables.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * Set the commonly used environment variables. This is used to provide
rem  * a single point for managing the commonly used environment variables.
rem  *
     set SimoLIBR=c:\SimoLIBR
     set BASELIB1=c:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL
     set BASELIB8=c:\SimoSAM8
     set BaseWIP1=c:\SimoSAM1\WIP1
     set DATAZERO=c:\SIMODATA\DEVL\DATA\ZERO
     set BASEAPP=%BaseLib1%
     set BASESYS=%BaseLib1%\SYS1
     set BASECAT=%BaseLib1%\DATA
     set SYSLOG=%BASESYS%\LOGS\SYSLOG_USER.DAT
     set SYSOUT=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\SYSOUT_SIMSAM01.TXT
     set SLZMSG=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\SLZMSG_USER.TXT
     set PostNOTE=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\JOBLOG_SIMONOTE.TXT
     set SimoNOTE=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\JOBLOG_SIMONOTE.TXT
     call SIMONOTE "* SIMONOTE Log File is %SIMONOTE% "
rem  *
     set MQBASE=C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere MQ
rem  *
rem  * Set the location for the Apache-Tomcat Server...
     set CATALINA_HOME=C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52
rem  *
rem  * Set the Environment for the Java Environment...
     set JAVABASE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_112
     set JAVASDK="%JAVABASE%\bin"
     set JAVA_HOME=%JAVABASE%
     set JRE_HOME=%JAVABASE%
rem  *
rem  * Set the environment for the Micro Focus technology...
     set MIFOEDEV=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer
     set MIFOVCBL=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL
     set MIFOESTU=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Studio Enterprise Edition 6.0
     set MIFOEMFE="C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Mainframe Express"
rem  *
rem  * Large file support, performance tuning and record locking of the File Handler
     set EXTFH=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\EXTFHBIG.CFG
rem  *
rem  * For IMS Support
     set ES_IMSLIB=%BASEAPP%\IMSLIB
     set ES_ACBLIB=%BASEAPP%\IMSLIB
rem  *
rem  * EZASOKETS Check EZASOKETS Enabled box or set ES_EZASOKET_SUPPORT=YES
     set EZACONFG=BASESYS1\CONFIG\EZACONFG.dat
rem  *
rem  * Resource Allocation and Performance for SORT and non-Relational Data
rem  set MFJSENGINE=SYNCSORT
     set SORTSCHEME=1
     set SORTSPACE=750000000
     set TMP=C:\SORTWORK
rem  *
     set ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\CATMAPA1.cfg
rem  * For CORE_ON_ERROR function, ABEND Dump
rem  *     set COBCONFIG_=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\diagnose.cfg
rem  *
rem  * Consolidated Trace Facility (CTF)
rem  *     set MFTRACE_CONFIG=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\ctf.cfg
rem  *     set MFTRACE_LOGS=c:\ctflogs
rem  *
rem  * For Job Restart, ABEND Recovery
     set MF_UCC11=Y
     set ES_JES_RESTART=Y
rem  *
rem  * Set environment for MFBSI (Micro Focus Batch Scheduling Interface)
     set ES_EMP_EXIT_1=mfbsiemx
     set MFBSI_DIR=%BASESYS%\LOGS\%JESSERVERNAME%
     set MFBSIEOP_CMD=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_CSV=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_HTM=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_XML=ENABLE
rem  *
rem  * Set Behavior and Trace Flags for GETJOBDD
rem  *   Position=12345678/12345678
     set JDDFLAGS=nnnWnnnn/YYnnnnnn
rem  *
     set MAINFRAME_FLOATING_POINT=true
     set COBIDY=%BASEAPP%\COBIDY
     set COBPATH=.;%BASEAPP%\LOADLIB;%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%SimoLIBR%
     set LIBPATH=.;%BASEAPP%\LOADLIB;%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%SimoLIBR%
     set TXDIR=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%
rem  *
rem  * If not already set then set the PATH for Micro Focus Directories
     if "%SIMOPATH%" == "Y" goto JUMPPATH
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EDEV" goto JUMPEDEV
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" goto JUMPVCBL
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "ESTU" goto JUMPESTU
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EMFE" goto JUMPEMFE
:JUMPEDEV
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOEDEV%\bin;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOEDEV%\CPYLIB
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOEDEV%
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPVCBL
     set path=%MIFOVCBL%\bin;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOVCBL%
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPESTU
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOESTU%\Base
     set MIFOBIN=%MIFOBASE%\bin
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%;%MIFOBIN%;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOBASE%\SOURCE
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPEMFE
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOEMFE%\Base
     set MIFOBIN=%MIFOBASE%\bin
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%;%MIFOBIN%;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOBASE%\SOURCE
     goto JUMPPATH
rem  *
:JUMPPATH
     set SIMOPATH=Y
rem  *
     set USERCLASS=%BASELIB1%\LOADLIB
     set CLASSPATH=.
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%JAVABASE%
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%JAVABASE%\lib
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;\%USERCLASS%\simpacks
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52\webapps\simotcat\WEB-INF\classes
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52\webapps\simotcat\WEB-INF\classes\simpacks
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "ESTU" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOBIN%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EDEV" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOEDEV%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOVCBL%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOVCBL%\mfcobol.jar
rem  *
     set JobStatus=0000
     call SimoNOTE "* Settings CmdName ENV1BASE.cmd, Version 14.03.28, %MIFOSYS1%"
     call SimoNOTE "* BaseAPP ..... %BASEAPP%"
rem *      call SimoNOTE "* MFBSIDIR .... %MFBSI_DIR% "
     call SimoNOTE "* MIFOSYS1 is %MIFOSYS1% "
     call SimoNOTE "* MIFOBASE is %MIFOBASE% "
     call SimoNOTE "* SIMOLIBR is %SIMOLIBR% "

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Display and Log Messages

The following (SIMONOTE.cmd) is a listing of the contents of the SimoNOTE.CMD command file.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               SIMONOTE.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    - Display message on screen and write to a log file.
rem  * Author  - SimoTime Technologies
rem  *
rem  * This script may be called from other scripts and expects a single
rem  * parameter enclosed in double quotes. The double quotes will be
rem  * removed. Before writing to the log file a date and time stamp
rem  * will be inserted in front of the message text.
rem  *
rem  * Note: The tilde (~) removes leading/trailing double-quotes.
rem  *
if "%SimoNOTE%" == "" set SimoNOTE=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
echo %date% %time% %~1>> %SimoNOTE%
echo %~1

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The example will describe how to convert an ASCII/Text file (Line Sequential) to a Micro Focus Record Sequential file with variable length records. This document may be used as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

The documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SimoTime environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when transferred to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

SimoTime Services has experience in moving or sharing data or application processing across a variety of systems. For additional information about SimoTime Services or Technologies please send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com or call 415 883-6565. We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Software Agreement and Disclaimer

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software, documentation or training material for any purpose requires a fee to be paid to SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime the latest version of the software, documentation or training material 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, documentation or learning material 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, documentation or training material.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and Links

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 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 to download for review and evaluation purposes. Other uses will require a SimoTime Software License. Link to an Evaluation zPAK Option that includes the program members, documentation and control files.

A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This link requires an Internet Connection

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.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Comments or Feedback

This document was created and is copyrighted and maintained by SimoTime Technologies.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please call or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Company Overview

SimoTime Technologies was founded in 1987 and is a privately owned company. We specialize in the creation and deployment of business applications using new or existing technologies and services. We have a team of individuals that understand the broad range of technologies being used in today's environments. Our customers include small businesses using Internet technologies to corporations using very large mainframe systems.

Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems. We specialize in preparing applications and the associated data that are currently residing on a single platform to be distributed across a variety of platforms.

Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform. The data will need to be transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process. SimoTime has the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with doing business in a multi-system environment.

Whether you want to use the Internet to expand into new market segments or as a delivery vehicle for existing business functions simply give us a call or check the web site at http://www.simotime.com


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