Variable-Length Records
File Compare, Pre-Defined Positions
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - vreccp01.htm 
  Introduction
  Primary Functions
  JCL Members for Data File Compare
  Predefined Compare Positions
  Create Test Files
  COBOL Program, Data File Compare
  Secondary Functions
  Generate a File Compare Program
  The Process Control File, an Example
  Ancillary Functionality
  Set the Environment
  Display and Log Messages
  Create Test Files
  Create Test Files using a JCL Member
  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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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This suite of programs will describe and demonstrate how to compare two record-sequential files that have variable-length records and a maximum record length of 80 bytes. The program that does the actual data file compare is a COBOL program that is generated using SimoTime technologies. The compare logic will compare the entire record for each file by using predefined positions for comparison. The results of the compare and the summary information will be posted to the SYSYOUT device.

The 1st section (Primary Functions) of this document will focus on doing an actual compare of two record-sequential files with variable length records. The 2nd section (Secondary Functions) will focus on the preparation tasks required prior to doing the file compare. The 3rd section (Ancillary Functions) will describe some of the supporting tasks (such as creating test files) that are required.

This example will use IEBGENER to create the record sequential files used in the compare process. The files will be used to demonstrate the capabilities of the data file compare processes.

This example includes JCL Members and a COBOL program. In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This suite of programs is provided as one of the many possible solutions for comparing data files. The files used in this suite of sample programs use variable-length records with a maximum record length of eighty-bytes. When the files are compared and if a difference is found the COBOL compare program will call SIMOHEX4.CBL and SIMOLOGS.CBL. These programs and their associated copy files are part of the SIMOLIBR package. Refer to the Downloads and Links to Similar Pages section of this document for additional information.

Many companies are looking for ways to compare data files using a mainframe system and a distributed system (i.e. Linux, UNIX and/or Windows or "LUW") running Micro Focus sub-systems. This utility program (UTCOMPRT) is intended to assist in these efforts. The UTCOMPRT program runs in the Windows environment and generates comparison programs (COBOL Source Code) that may be compiled and executed on a distributed LUW platform with Micro Focus, a Mainframe System with ZOS or VSE and/or an AS/400 System.


We have made a significant effort to ensure the documents and software technologies are correct and accurate. We reserve the right to make changes without notice at any time. The function delivered in this version is based upon the enhancement requests from a specific group of users. The intent is to provide changes as the need arises and in a timeframe that is dependent upon the availability of resources.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Primary Functions

This section will focus on the items (process and procedures) that do the actual data file comparison. A second group of items will be used to generate the comparison program and prepare the environment for the compare tasks. These secondary command files and programs will be described in the Secondary Functions section of this document.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL Members for Data File Compare

This section will focus on two JCL Members that execute the file compare process. The first JCL Member will compare two files that have variable-length records. The second JCL Member will delete and re-create two record sequential files with variable length records.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Predefined Compare Positions

This JCL Member (VRECCPJ1.jcl) will compare two sequential files that are identical. The job execution will result in a non-zero return code. The detailed results of the not-equal conditions and the record counts will be posted to the SYSOUT device.

//VRECCPJ1 JOB 'Test Job Account 001',SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,
//             NOTIFY=CSIP1,USER=LSIMMONS
//* *******************************************************************
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 1 of 1, Execute Compare Program, predefined positions.
//*              Compare the files, post results to the SYSOUT device,
//*              The test files and positional compares used in this
//*              example should produce a NOT-equal result.
//*
//COMPARE  EXEC PGM=VREC80C1
//VREC80D1 DD  DISP=SHR,
//             DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D1
//VREC80D2 DD  DISP=SHR,
//             DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D2
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
/*

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This JCL Member (V080MKJ8.jcl) will create two record sequential files containing variable-length records.

//V080MKJ8 JOB 'Test Job Account 001',
//             SIMOTIME,
//             CLASS=1,
//             MSGCLASS=0,
//             NOTIFY=CSIP1,
//             USER=LSIMMONS
//* *******************************************************************
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Step 1 of 3, Delete previously created Files...
//*
//JOBSETUP EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//VREC80D1 DD  DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D1
//VREC80D1 DD  DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D1
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 2 of 3, Create a File...
//*
//CRTFILE1 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7.
//SYSUT1   DD  *
FILE1 RECORD 001 Text string 1
FILE1 RECORD 002 Text string 22
FILE1 RECORD 003 Text string 333
FILE1 RECORD 004 Text string 44
FILE1 RECORD 005 Text string 5
/*
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D1,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=V,LRECL=84,DSORG=PS)
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 3 of 3, Create a File...
//*
//CRTFILE2 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7.
//SYSUT1   DD  *
FILE2 RECORD 001 Text string 1
FILE2 RECORD 002 Text string 22
FILE2 RECORD 003 Text string 333
FILE2 RECORD 004 Text string 44
FILE2 RECORD 005 Text string 5
/*
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D2,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=V,LRECL=84,DSORG=PS)
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*

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This File Compare program (CPRS80C1.cbl) was generated by the SimoTime Utility for Data File Compare. For addition information refer to the Generating a Data File Comparison Program section of this document for additional information.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    VREC80C1.
       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: 2013-05-03  Generation Time: 15:48:10:37    *
      *                                                               *
      *                                   Record    Record     Key    *
      *  Function  Name     Organization  Format    Max-Min  Pos-Len  *
      *  INPUT     VREC80D1 SEQUENTIAL    VARIABLE   00080            *
      *                                              00012            *
      *  OUTPUT    VREC80D2 SEQUENTIAL    VARIABLE   00080            *
      *                                              00012            *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.
           SELECT VREC80D1-FILE  ASSIGN TO       VREC80D1
                  ORGANIZATION  IS SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS VREC80D1-STATUS.
           SELECT VREC80D2-FILE  ASSIGN TO       VREC80D2
                  ORGANIZATION  IS SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS VREC80D2-STATUS.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
       FD  VREC80D1-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS VREC80D1-REC
           RECORDING MODE IS V
           RECORD VARYING FROM 00012 TO 00080
           DEPENDING ON VREC80D1-LRECL
           .
       01  VREC80D1-REC.
           05  VREC80D1-DATA-01 PIC X(00080).

       FD  VREC80D2-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS VREC80D2-REC
           RECORDING MODE IS V
           RECORD VARYING FROM 00012 TO 00080
           DEPENDING ON VREC80D2-LRECL
           .
       01  VREC80D2-REC.
           05  VREC80D2-DATA-01 PIC X(00080).

      *****************************************************************
      * This program was created using the SYSCOMP1.TXT file as the   *
      * template for the data file comparison. The positions to be    *
      * compared are determined at compile time.                      *
      *                                                               *
      * For more information or questions please contact SimoTime     *
      * Technologies. The version control number is 13.02.27          *
      *                                                               *
      *        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 '* VREC80C1 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Compare Variable LRECL of 12-80   '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v13.05.01'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value '   helpdesk@simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* VREC80C1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'This Data File Compare Member wa'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 's generated by SimoTime Technolo'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value 'gies'.

       01  SIM-THANKS-01.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* VREC80C1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'A Data File Compare Program gene'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 'rated by using SimoTime Technolo'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value 'gies'.

       01  SIM-THANKS-02.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* VREC80C1 '.
           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  VREC80D1-STATUS.
           05  VREC80D1-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  VREC80D1-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  VREC80D1-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  VREC80D1-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

       01  VREC80D2-STATUS.
           05  VREC80D2-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  VREC80D2-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  VREC80D2-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  VREC80D2-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

      *****************************************************************
      * 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 '* VREC80C1 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.

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

       01  READ-FLAGS.
           05  READ-1          pic X       value 'Y'.
           05  READ-2          pic X       value 'Y'.
       01  DUMP-FLAGS.
           05  DUMP-ASC        pic X       value 'Y'.
           05  DUMP-EBC        pic X       value 'N'.
           05  DUMP-HEX        pic X       value 'N'.
           05  DUMP-DET-GRP.
               10  DUMP-DET    pic X       value 'Y'.
               10  DUMP-DET-2  pic XX      value 'NE'.
           05  DUMP-SUM        pic X       value 'Y'.

       01  FUNCTION-FLAGS.
           05  FF-01       pic X       value '1'.
           05  FF-02       pic X       value '0'.
           05  FF-03       pic X       value '0'.

       01  COMPACT-STATUS  pic XX      value 'EQ'.
       01  COMPACT-PENDED  pic XX      value 'EQ'.
       01  COMPARE-STATUS  pic XX      value 'EQ'.
       01  FLAG-EQ         pic XX      value 'EQ'.
       01  FLAG-NE         pic XX      value 'NE'.
       01  FLAG-QT         pic XX      value 'QT'.
       01  DELTA-LINE-1    pic X(1024) value all '-'.
       01  DELTA-LINE-2    pic X(1024) value all '-'.
       01  PTR-1           pic 9(5)    value 0.
       01  PTR-2           pic 9(5)    value 0.
       01  IDX-1           pic 9(5)    value 0.
       01  IDX-2           pic 9(5)    value 0.
       01  DELTA-MAXIMUM-X pic X(9)    value '000000010'.
       01  DELTA-MAXIMUM   redefines DELTA-MAXIMUM-X pic 9(9).
       01  DELTA-PROCESS   pic X(4)    value 'EOF '.
       01  BYPASS-UT1-CTR  pic 9(3)    value 0.
       01  BYPASS-UT2-CTR  pic 9(3)    value 0.
       01  WORK-05         pic X(5)    value SPACES.

       01  IFNECODE-GROUP.
           05  IFNECODE-VALUE pic 9(4) value 0012.

       01  YES-YES         pic XX      value 'YY'.
       01  N-BYTE          pic X       value 'N'.
       01  Y-BYTE          pic X       value 'Y'.

       01  KEY-ACTIVE      pic X       value 'Y'.
       01  KEY-CONTROL-1.
           05  PS-1        pic 9(5)    value 00000.
           05  LN-1        pic 9(5)    value 00000.
       01  KEY-CONTROL-2.
           05  PS-2        pic 9(5)    value 00000.
           05  LN-2        pic 9(5)    value 00000.

       01  VREC80D1-LRECL    pic 9(5)    value 00080.
       01  LEN-1           pic 9(5)    value 128.
       01  POS-1           pic 9(5)    value 1.
       01  VREC80D2-LRECL    pic 9(5)    value 00080.
       01  LEN-2           pic 9(5)    value 128.
       01  POS-2           pic 9(5)    value 1.

       01  D-LEN           pic 9(5)    value 128.
       01  D-POS           pic 9(5)    value 1.

       01  W-LEN           pic 9(5)    value 0.
       01  W-POS           pic 9(5)    value 10.

       01  CONTINUE-FLAG   pic X       value 'Y'.

       01  ASC-OR-EBC      pic 9(3)    comp    value 0.
       01  ASC-OR-EBC-R    redefines ASC-OR-EBC.
           05  ASC-A       pic X.
           05  EBC-A       pic X.

      *    Header row for positional indicator...
       01  DUMP-H10.
           05  FILLER      pic X(5)    value '....:'.
           05  POS-NO      pic 9(5)    value 10.
       01  DUMP-HEADER     pic X(1024) value all '.'.
       01  D-P1            pic 9(5)    value 0.

       01  RECORD-HEADER.
           05  RECORD-ID   pic X(8)    value 'VREC80D1'.
           05  filler      pic X(2)    value '..'.
           05  REC-NUMBER  pic 9(9)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X       value '('.
           05  RECORD-POS  pic 9(5)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X       value ':'.
           05  RECORD-LEN  pic 9(5)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(2)    value ') '.
           05  REC-CTYPE   pic X(10)   value 'UNKNOWN   '.
           05  filler      pic X(2)    value SPACES.
           05  REC-CMODE   pic X(10)   value 'UNKNOWN   '.

       01  SYSLOG-OUTPUT   pic X(4)    value 'OUT1'.

       01  INFO-STATEMENT.
           05  INFO-SHORT.
               10  INFO-ID pic X(8)    value 'Starting'.
               10  filler  pic X(4)    value '  - '.
               10  INFO-34 pic X(34)
                   value   'Compare Variable LRECL of 12-80   '.
           05  filler      pic X(33)
               value '          http://www.SimoTime.com'.

       01  VREC80D1-TOTAL.
           05  VREC80D1-RDR  pic 9(9)  value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)  value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(25) value 'Record count for VREC80D1'.
       01  VREC80D2-TOTAL.
           05  VREC80D2-RDR  pic 9(9)  value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)  value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(25) value 'Record count for VREC80D2'.
       01  VREC80D1-OMIT.
           05  VREC80D1-OMT  pic 9(9)  value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)  value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(25) value 'Bypass count for VREC80D1'.
       01  VREC80D2-OMIT.
           05  VREC80D2-OMT  pic 9(9)  value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)  value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(25) value 'Bypass count for VREC80D2'.
       01  COMPARE-NE-TOTAL.
           05  COMPARE-NE  pic 9(9)  value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)  value ' - '.
           05  COMPARE-TAG.
               10  filler  pic X(25) value 'NOT Equal count for compa'.
               10  filler  pic X(25) value 're of existing records   '.
       01  COMPACT-NE-TOTAL.
           05  COMPACT-NE  pic 9(9)  value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)  value ' - '.
           05  COMPACT-TAG.
               10  filler  pic X(25) value 'NOT Equal count for compa'.
               10  filler  pic X(25) value 'ct of existing records   '.
       01  COMPARE-EQ-TOTAL.
           05  COMPARE-EQ  pic 9(9)  value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)  value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(25) value 'Number of matching record'.
           05  filler      pic X(25) value ' pairs for Compare Task  '.
       01  COMPACT-EQ-TOTAL.
           05  COMPACT-EQ  pic 9(9)  value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)  value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(25) value 'Number of matching record'.
           05  filler      pic X(25) value ' pairs for Compact Task  '.

       01  FORMAT-TYPE     pic X     value 'B'.

       COPY PASSHEX4.
       COPY PASSLOGS.
       COPY PAENVARS.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
           perform JOB-STARTING

           perform
               until COMPARE-STATUS = 'QT'
               or    VREC80D1-STATUS not = '00'
               or    VREC80D2-STATUS not = '00'
               if  READ-1 = 'Y'
                   move LOW-VALUES   to    VREC80D1-REC
                   perform VREC80D1-READ
               end-if
               if  READ-2 = 'Y'
                   move LOW-VALUES   to    VREC80D2-REC
                   perform VREC80D2-READ
               end-if
               if  VREC80D1-STATUS = '00'
               and VREC80D2-STATUS = '00'
                   move 'EQ' to COMPARE-STATUS
                   if  KEY-ACTIVE = 'Y'
                   and COMPARE-STATUS = FLAG-EQ
                       perform COMPARE-KEYS
                   end-if
                   if  COMPARE-STATUS = FLAG-EQ
                       perform COMPARE-RECORDS
                   end-if
                   if  COMPARE-STATUS = FLAG-NE
                       add 1 to COMPARE-NE
                   end-if
               else
                   move 'NE' to COMPARE-STATUS
               end-if
               if  COMPARE-STATUS = 'EQ'
                   add 1 to COMPARE-EQ
               end-if
               if  DELTA-PROCESS = 'QUIT'
               and COMPARE-NE > DELTA-MAXIMUM
                   perform JOB-FINISHED
                   move 'ABENDING, Not Equal count exceeds Limit...'
                     to MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
               if  DELTA-PROCESS = 'EOF '
               and COMPARE-NE > DELTA-MAXIMUM
                   move 'ABENDING, Not Equal count exceeds Limit...'
                     to MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-TO-CONSOLE
                   move 'QT' to COMPARE-STATUS
               end-if
           end-perform

           perform JOB-FINISHED

           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       COMPARE-RECORDS.
      *    Physical Comparison...
           move 'COMPARISON' to REC-CTYPE
           move 'PHYSICAL  ' to REC-CMODE
           if VREC80D1-REC(00001:00080) not = VREC80D2-REC(00001:00080)
              move FLAG-NE to COMPARE-STATUS
           end-if
           if DUMP-DET = 'Y'
              add 00001 to ZERO  giving POS-1
              add 00001 to ZERO  giving POS-2
              add 00080 to ZERO  giving LEN-1
              add 00080 to ZERO  giving LEN-2
              add 00080 to ZERO  giving PASSHEX4-LENGTH
              perform DUMP-PRIMARY-RECORD
           end-if
           if DUMP-DET-GRP = 'YNE'
              perform DUMP-SECONDARY-RECORD
              perform DUMP-POSITION-DIFFERENCE
           end-if
           exit.


      *****************************************************************
       COMPARE-KEYS.
           move YES-YES to READ-FLAGS
           if  VREC80D1-REC(PS-1:LN-1)
            <  VREC80D2-REC(PS-2:LN-2)
               move N-BYTE to READ-2
               move FLAG-NE to COMPARE-STATUS
               if  COMPARE-NE < DELTA-MAXIMUM
               and DUMP-DET-GRP = 'YNE'
                   perform DUMP-PRIMARY-MISSING
               end-if
           end-if
           if  VREC80D1-REC(PS-1:LN-1)
            >  VREC80D2-REC(PS-2:LN-2)
               move N-BYTE to READ-1
               move FLAG-NE to COMPARE-STATUS
               if  COMPARE-NE < DELTA-MAXIMUM
               and DUMP-DET-GRP = 'YNE'
                   perform DUMP-SECONDARY-MISSING
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-TO-LOG.
      *    HexDump...
      *    Dump DD Name, Record-Number, (position,length)
           move RECORD-HEADER to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
      *    DUMP position indicator
           perform DUMP-POSITION-INDICATOR
           if  DUMP-ASC = 'Y'
               move PASSHEX4-ASCII(1:D-LEN) to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           end-if
           if  DUMP-HEX = 'Y'
               move PASSHEX4-UPPER(1:D-LEN) to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
               move PASSHEX4-LOWER(1:D-LEN) to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           end-if
           if  DUMP-EBC = 'Y'
               move PASSHEX4-EBCDIC(1:D-LEN) to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Build the position header row...
      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-POSITION-INDICATOR.
           add 9 to D-POS giving POS-NO
           perform varying D-P1 from 1 by 10 until D-P1 > 1020
               move DUMP-H10 to DUMP-HEADER(D-P1:10)
               inspect DUMP-HEADER(D-P1 + 5:5)
                       replacing leading ZEROES by '.'
               add 10 to POS-NO
           end-perform
           move DUMP-HEADER(1:D-LEN) to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-PRIMARY-MISSING.
           move 'VREC80D1 Record is missing from VREC80D2 file'
             to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           move SPACES to PASSHEX4-SOURCE
           add VREC80D1-RDR to ZERO giving REC-NUMBER
           add PS-1 to ZERO giving RECORD-POS
           add LN-1 to ZERO giving RECORD-LEN
           add PS-1 to ZERO giving D-POS
           add LN-1 to ZERO giving D-LEN
           move 'VREC80D1..' to RECORD-ID
           move VREC80D1-REC(PS-1:LN-1) to PASSHEX4-SOURCE
           call 'SIMOHEX4' using PASSHEX4-PASS-AREA
           perform DUMP-TO-LOG
           perform DUMP-POSITION-DIFFERENCE
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-PRIMARY-RECORD.
           add POS-1 to ZERO giving RECORD-POS
           add LEN-1 to ZERO giving RECORD-LEN
           add POS-1 to ZERO giving D-POS
           add LEN-1 to ZERO giving D-LEN
           move 'VREC80D1..' to RECORD-ID
           add VREC80D1-RDR to ZERO giving REC-NUMBER
           move VREC80D1-REC(D-POS:D-LEN) to PASSHEX4-SOURCE
           call 'SIMOHEX4' using PASSHEX4-PASS-AREA
           perform DUMP-TO-LOG
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-SECONDARY-MISSING.
           move 'VREC80D2 Record is missing from VREC80D1 file'
             to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           move SPACES to PASSHEX4-SOURCE
           add VREC80D2-RDR to ZERO giving REC-NUMBER
           add PS-2 to ZERO giving RECORD-POS
           add LN-2 to ZERO giving RECORD-LEN
           add PS-2 to ZERO giving D-POS
           add LN-2 to ZERO giving D-LEN
           move 'VREC80D2..' to RECORD-ID
           move VREC80D2-REC(PS-2:LN-2) to PASSHEX4-SOURCE
           call 'SIMOHEX4' using PASSHEX4-PASS-AREA
           perform DUMP-TO-LOG
           perform DUMP-POSITION-DIFFERENCE
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-SECONDARY-RECORD.
           move SPACES to PASSHEX4-SOURCE
           add POS-2 to ZERO giving RECORD-POS
           add LEN-2 to ZERO giving RECORD-LEN
           add POS-2 to ZERO giving D-POS
           add LEN-2 to ZERO giving D-LEN
           move 'VREC80D2..' to RECORD-ID
           add VREC80D2-RDR to ZERO giving REC-NUMBER
           move VREC80D2-REC(D-POS:D-LEN) to PASSHEX4-SOURCE
           call 'SIMOHEX4' using PASSHEX4-PASS-AREA
           perform DUMP-TO-LOG
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       DUMP-POSITION-DIFFERENCE.
           if  READ-FLAGS = 'YY'
               move all '-' to DELTA-LINE-2
               add POS-1 to ZERO giving PTR-1
               add POS-2 to ZERO giving PTR-2
               add 1 to ZERO giving IDX-2
               perform until IDX-2 > 1024
                          or IDX-2 > D-LEN
                   if  VREC80D1-REC(PTR-1:1)
                    =  VREC80D2-REC(PTR-2:1)
                       move '=' to DELTA-LINE-2(IDX-2:1)
                   else
                       move '#' to DELTA-LINE-2(IDX-2:1)
                   end-if
                   add 1 to PTR-1
                   add 1 to PTR-2
                   add 1 to IDX-2
               end-perform
           else
               move all '#' to DELTA-LINE-2
           end-if
           move DELTA-LINE-2(1:D-LEN) to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           move '*' to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       JOB-FINISHED.
           if  VREC80D1-STATUS = '00'
           and DELTA-PROCESS   = 'EOF '
               perform until VREC80D1-STATUS not = '00'
                 perform VREC80D1-READ
                 add 1 to COMPARE-NE
               end-perform
           end-if
           if  VREC80D2-STATUS = '00'
           and DELTA-PROCESS   = 'EOF '
               perform until VREC80D2-STATUS not = '00'
                 perform VREC80D2-READ
                 add 1 to COMPARE-NE
               end-perform
           end-if
           perform VREC80D2-CLOSE
           perform VREC80D1-CLOSE

           move 'Conclude' to INFO-ID
           move INFO-SHORT to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           move 'Finished' to INFO-ID

           move VREC80D1-TOTAL to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA

           if  VREC80D1-OMT > ZERO
               move VREC80D1-OMIT to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           end-if

           move VREC80D2-TOTAL to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA

           if  VREC80D2-OMT > ZERO
               move VREC80D2-OMIT to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           end-if

           if  VREC80D1-RDR not = VREC80D2-RDR
               move 'WARNING!  - Record counts are not equal'
                 to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
               move 'ABENDING' to INFO-ID
           end-if

           if  FF-01 = '1'
               if  COMPARE-NE = 0
                   inspect COMPARE-TAG
                   replacing first ' of existing records '
                                by ' is ZERO             '
               else
                   move 'ABENDING' to INFO-ID
               end-if
               move COMPARE-NE-TOTAL to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
               move COMPARE-EQ-TOTAL to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           end-if

           if  FF-02 = '1'
               if  COMPACT-NE = 0
                   inspect COMPACT-TAG
                   replacing first ' of existing records '
                                by ' is ZERO             '
               else
                   move 'ABENDING' to INFO-ID
               end-if
               move COMPACT-NE-TOTAL to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
               call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           end-if

           if  VREC80D1-EOF not = 'Y'
           or  VREC80D2-EOF not = 'Y'
               move 'ABENDING' to INFO-ID
           end-if
           move INFO-STATEMENT to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA

           move INFO-SHORT to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           perform Z-THANK-YOU.

           if  COMPARE-NE > 0
           or  VREC80D1-RDR not = VREC80D2-RDR
               add IFNECODE-VALUE to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       JOB-STARTING.
           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT
           perform Z-DETERMINE-ENVIRONMENT
           perform VREC80D1-OPEN
           perform VREC80D2-OPEN
           move 'Y' to READ-1
           move 'Y' to READ-2
           if  DELTA-MAXIMUM not numeric
               add 100 to ZERO giving DELTA-MAXIMUM
           end-if
           if  PS-1 > 0
           and PS-2 > 0
           and LN-1 > 0
           and LN-2 > 0
               move 'Y' to KEY-ACTIVE
               move 'Key control is ENABLED...'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
           else
               move 'N' to KEY-ACTIVE
               move 'Key control is NOT enabled...'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           move 'DUMP' to PASSHEX4-REQUEST
           add 128 to ZERO giving PASSHEX4-LENGTH
           move SYSLOG-OUTPUT to SIMOLOGS-REQUEST
           move SPACES       to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           move all '*' to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE(1:80)
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           move INFO-STATEMENT to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           move all '*' to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE(1:80)
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           move SIM-TITLE to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           move SIM-COPYRIGHT to SIMOLOGS-MESSAGE
           call 'SIMOLOGS' using SIMOLOGS-PASS-AREA
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the Primary File...                          *
      *****************************************************************
       VREC80D1-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close VREC80D1-FILE
           if  VREC80D1-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 VREC80D1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move VREC80D1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       VREC80D1-READ.
           read VREC80D1-FILE
           if  VREC80D1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               add 1 to VREC80D1-RDR
           else
               if  VREC80D1-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 VREC80D1-EOF
               else
                   move 'READ Failure with VREC80D1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                   move VREC80D1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       VREC80D1-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open input VREC80D1-FILE
           if  VREC80D1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to VREC80D1-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with VREC80D1' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-TO-CONSOLE
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move VREC80D1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the Secondary File...                        *
      *****************************************************************
       VREC80D2-READ.
           read VREC80D2-FILE
           if  VREC80D2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               add 1 to VREC80D2-RDR
           else
               if  VREC80D2-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 VREC80D2-EOF
               else
                   move 'READ Failure with VREC80D2' to MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                   move VREC80D2-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       VREC80D2-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open input VREC80D2-FILE
           if  VREC80D2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to VREC80D2-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with VREC80D2' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-TO-CONSOLE
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move VREC80D2-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       VREC80D2-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close VREC80D2-FILE
           if  VREC80D2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'C' to VREC80D2-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'CLOSE Failure with VREC80D2' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move VREC80D2-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.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-DETERMINE-ENVIRONMENT.
           add 16833 to ASC-OR-EBC
           if  ASC-A = 'A'
               move 'Compiled for an ASCII environment...'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
           else
               if  EBC-A = 'A'
                   move 'Compiled for an EBCDIC environment...'
                     to MESSAGE-TEXT
               else
                   move 'Compiled for an UNKNOWN environment...'
                     to MESSAGE-TEXT
               end-if
           end-if
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Display to SYSOUT Device...                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       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 CONSOLE messages...                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-TO-CONSOLE.
           if MESSAGE-TEXT-2 = SPACES
               display MESSAGE-BUFFER(1:79) upon console
           else
               display MESSAGE-BUFFER upon console
           end-if
           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-TO-CONSOLE
               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-TO-CONSOLE
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           exit.

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

      *****************************************************************
       Z-THANK-YOU.
           move SIM-THANKS-01 to MESSAGE-BUFFER
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           move SIM-THANKS-02 to MESSAGE-BUFFER
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           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: 2013-05-03  Generation Time: 15:48:10:40    *
      *****************************************************************

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Secondary Functions

This section will focus on the items (process and programs) that do the generation and compilation of a data file compare programs.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Generate a File Compare Program

The SimoTime Utility Program for Data File Comparison runs on a Windows System with Micro Focus and will generate the COBOL source code for a program that will do a compare of two data files. The generation of the COBOL source code requires a Windows System with Micro Focus Studio or Micro Focus Server, version 6.0 or later. The generated COBOL source code may be compiled and executed on the following systems and will do the actual comparison of the two data files.

IBM Mainframe The Compilation and Execution of the generated COBOL source code is supported. COBOL for OS/390 or later should be used (this provided for Y2K compliance) to compile the generated source code.
Note: the SimoTime Utility program has the capability of generating COBOL Source code that can compare ASCII/Text (or LINE SEQUENTIAL) files. Programs that are generated with Line Sequential dependencies will not compile and execute in the ZOS environment of an IBM Mainframe.
Windows The Generation, Compilation and Execution of the generated COBOL source code is supported. To compile and execute the generated COBOL programs the Micro Focus Studio is recommended. However, Net Express and Mainframe Express may be used. Once a program is compiled with Micro Focus Studio it may be executed using Micro Focus Server.
Linux The Compilation and Execution of the generated COBOL source code is supported. To compile and execute the generated COBOL programs the Micro Focus Server Express is recommended. Once a program is compiled with Micro Focus Server Express it may be executed using Micro Focus Server.
UNIX The Compilation and Execution of the generated COBOL source code is supported.
  Express is recommended. Once a program is compiled with Micro Focus Server Express it may be executed using Micro Focus Server.
  System Possibilities for Generated Data File Comparison Programs

The SimoTime Utility for Data File Compare will provide additional detail about creating a Process Control File and generating the COBOL source code for a data file compare program.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Process Control File, an Example

The following is the Process Control File (CPRS8001.pcf) that will define the process and parameters required for generating a COBOL program that will compare two record sequential file (RSEQ) containing variable-length records with a maximum record length of 80 bytes.

***********************************************************************
*                VREC8001.pcf - a Process Control File                *
*    This is an example of the compare specifications to generate a   *
*        Data File Comparison Program. This is used by SimoZAPS       *
*                       SimoTime Technologies                         *
*            (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved              *
*              Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com                *
*                    e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                  *
***********************************************************************
*
* The following group of statements will define the high level
* functions and processes to be performed.
*
&SIMOPREP  call ../Env1BASE
&USERPREP  call USERCOMP
&FUNCTION  COMPARE
&CONFORM   IBM
&SYSLOG    DISABLE
*
* The following group of statements will define the behavioral
* characteristics and environment variables for the file I/O
* functions within the Program to be generated.
*
*HEAD34    ....:....1....:....2....:....3....
&HEAD34    Compare Variable-Length Maximum=80
&progid    VREC80C1
&sysut1    name=VREC80D1 org=Sequential recfm=variable rmin=12 rmax=80 RECVARY RECMODE
&sysut2    name=VREC80D2 org=Sequential recfm=variable rmin=12 rmax=80 RECVARY RECMODE
*
* The following group of statements will define the behavioral
* characteristics and environment variables for the compare functions
* within the Program to be generated.
*
&DELTAMAX  10 EOF
*KEYFIELD  SYSUT1 pos  1 len  12 SYSUT2 pos  1 len  12
&VINITUT1  LOW-VALUES
&VINITUT2  LOW-VALUES
*
&COMPARE   SYSUT1 pos  1 len 080 SYSUT2 pos  1 len 080
*
&DFORMAT   ASC NOEBC NOHEX
&DISPLAY   SYSOUT
&SYSLOG    DISABLE
*
&END

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Ancillary Functionality

This section provides additional detail about the CMD files and programs that are used to support this set of sample programs.

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% "

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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 Create Test Files

This example uses two data files with variable-length records to demonstrate the basic functions of the data file compare process. Each file contains five records with different content in position 5.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create Test Files using a JCL Member

This JCL Member (V080MKJ8.jcl) will use IEBGENER to create three sequential files that will be used to test the Data File Compare program that was generated.

//V080MKJ8 JOB 'Test Job Account 001',
//             SIMOTIME,
//             CLASS=1,
//             MSGCLASS=0,
//             NOTIFY=CSIP1,
//             USER=LSIMMONS
//* *******************************************************************
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Step 1 of 3, Delete previously created Files...
//*
//JOBSETUP EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//VREC80D1 DD  DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D1
//VREC80D1 DD  DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D1
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 2 of 3, Create a File...
//*
//CRTFILE1 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7.
//SYSUT1   DD  *
FILE1 RECORD 001 Text string 1
FILE1 RECORD 002 Text string 22
FILE1 RECORD 003 Text string 333
FILE1 RECORD 004 Text string 44
FILE1 RECORD 005 Text string 5
/*
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D1,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=V,LRECL=84,DSORG=PS)
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step 3 of 3, Create a File...
//*
//CRTFILE2 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7.
//SYSUT1   DD  *
FILE2 RECORD 001 Text string 1
FILE2 RECORD 002 Text string 22
FILE2 RECORD 003 Text string 333
FILE2 RECORD 004 Text string 44
FILE2 RECORD 005 Text string 5
/*
//SYSUT2   DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.VREC80D2,DISP=(NEW,CATLG,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=V,LRECL=84,DSORG=PS)
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This suite of programs will describe and demonstrate how to compare two record-sequential files that have variable-length records and a maximum record length of 80 bytes. 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 How to do a File Compare based on Positions within a Record that are defined at Execution Time. The positions within the records to be compared are defined in a Specifications File that is read by the generated compare program at execution time. This approach requires an extra file to be defined during the execution process but the positions to be compared may be changed without having to regenerate and compile the compare program.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Principles of Data File Validation. This link includes guidelines for defining requirements and determining the scope of effort for a data validation effort. This effort includes a data file compare process, a technique for accumulating summary totals with a record count and a technique for reading a VSAM, KSDS and producing a hex-dump output based on a list of user-defined keys.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Generate a Data File Compare, Validate or Hex-Dump Program using simple specification statements in a Process Control File (PCF). This link to the User Guide includes the information necessary to create a Process Control File and generate the COBOL programs that will do a data file compare, accumulate summary totals with a record count or produce a Hex-Dump of records in a VSAM, KSDS based on a list of user-defined keys. The User Guide contains a list of the PCF statements that are used for the data file compare, validate or dump process.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a Data File Compare Utility Program that is used to compare the content of two sequential files with 80 byte records. The positions within the record that are to be compared are determined at execution time. When a difference occurs the output may be written to SYSOUT or a log file. The COBOL source code for the program was generated using SimoTime technologies.

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.

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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