Application and Data
Mainframe to Enterprise Evolution
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  Introduction
  Diagram, Structure and Process
  Application Evolution
  Create a Development Environment
  Define Environment & a Directory Structure
  Import or Create Source Members
  Create & Populate a Catalog
  Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's)
  Generation Data Groups (GDG's)
  Sequential Files (Fixed & Variable)
  VSAM Data Sets
  Copy or Create Data for Unit Testing
  Create a Test Environment
  Create a Directory Structure
  Start a JES Server
  Populate the Catalog
  Restore Data Files from a Master Copy
  Create a Production Environment
  Technical Details
  Ancillary or Shared Functions
  Set the Common Environment Variables
  Post a Message to the Screen, Log to File
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
The SimoTime Home Page 

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This document provides an overview of an application life cycle that includes the structure and process on various systems (ZOS, Linux, UNIX or WINDOWS) for promoting a release level through the Development, Testing and Production phases.

Item Description
1 System Preparation and Application Migration, Process Overview
2 Application Management and Support, Environments, Design and Implement
3 Mainframe and Micro Focus Capabilities and Technologies
  Application Evolution

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 Diagram, Structure and Process

The following is an overview of the application life cycle and support infrastructure.

               
Start
Entry point for new request
   
   
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Business
Request?
 
 
   
   
Request from Business user
   
   
   
Conception
Analysis
Explore alternative concepts and analyze proposals
   
   
Enhancement
Request?
 
 
   
   
Enhancement request for existing application
   
   
   
Business
Review
Approve or deny business case
   
   
Incident
Report?
 
 
   
   
Incident or problem report
   
   
   
Support
Management
Application Owner/Manager and Technical Support
   
   
Invalid
Request
 
 
   
   
Invalid Request, correct and try again
   
   
   
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
Review?
Business Review Required?
   
No
or promote forward
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
Source
Code
 
 
Development
System
   
   
Load
Members
Manage Source and create load members
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Documentation
   
   
   
   
   
Programs
Test Data
 
 
Test
System
   
   
Test Results
Create baseline and execute regression tests
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Documentation
   
   
   
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
Test Failure?
Repeat after failure
   
No
or promote forward
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
Business
Requirements
 
 
Production
System
   
   
Business
Deliverables
Execute daily jobs and monitor systems
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Documentation
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
No
 
 
 
 
Feedback
Feedback with Support system and process
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
No
 
 
 
 
Obsolete?
Obsolete or other
Yes
Retire
Application
Retire the Application, remove from production
 
Application and Data Evolution

Color Associations: The  light-green  boxes are unique to SIMOTIME Technologies using an IBM Mainframe System or Micro Focus Enterprise Developer. The  light-red  boxes are unique to the SIMOTIME Technologies using a Linux, UNIX or Windows System and COBOL Technologies such as Micro Focus. The  light-yellow  boxes are SIMOTIME Technologies, Third-party Technologies, decision points or program transitions in the processing logic or program generations. The  light-blue  boxes identify the input/output data structures such as Documents, Spreadsheets, Data Files, VSAM Data Sets, Partitioned Data Set Members (PDSM's) or Relational Tables. The  light-gray  boxes identify a system function or an informational item.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Application Evolution

Application changes are usually driven by business requirements. A secondary driver may be a technological advancement that changes the way certain processes may be implemented and may offer cost savings to the consumer.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a Development Environment

The development environment is the starting point or foundation. This is where the initial systems preparation work is performed and where the application programs are created and the application build process is executed. Unit testing is performed in this environment prior to promoting the programs and associated dependencies on to the Test environment for full system testing and user acceptance.

This section describes a set of script files (or Windows Command Files) and JCL Members that are used to create a directory structure for a Development Environment that includes a Micro Focus catalog and the non-relational data structures that may be refreshed to a Zero Reference point or baseline condition.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Define Environment & a Directory Structure

Before we can begin to create, compile and execute application programs we need to do a little system preparation work. We will need to define and create a directory structure to efficiently managed the program members, control files, configuration files and data items that make up an application.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a Directory Structure for a Development Environment that supports the execution of business applications using Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Import or Create Source Members

The source code for an application may be acquired from a variety of professional services organizations or developed by in-house programming groups.

1. Transfer source members from another system.
2. Purchase an Application Software Package that includes source code.
3. Use a text editor to create a new source member.
4. Use a utility program that generates source code based on a set of input specifications.

Note:  On the mainframe source members are EBCDIC-encoded, members in a Partitioned-Data-Set (PDS). The members are typically formatted as record sequential files with eighty (80) byte fixed-length records.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create & Populate a Catalog

On a Mainframe System and in the Micro Focus Enterprise Server and Enterprise Developer environments a catalog is used to managed non-relational data file structures. The DD statement in the JCL uses the catalog to map the physical file name with the logical name used by a program that will be executed.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a higher-level perspective of the catalog migration process for the Micro Focus environment.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's)

When preparing a system to run batch applications using JCL it is usually necessary to create a number of Partitioned-Data-Sets (PDS's). A commonly used method for creating a PDS is to submit a job. The following is an example of a JCL Member that will create a PDS that will be used as a PROCLIB with Micro Focus Enterprise Server. This JCL was generated by a COBOL program and submitted to the Internal Reader (INTRDR).

//MAKEAPDS JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,USER=SIMOTIME,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//* Do Catalog Entry for SIMOTIME.PDS.PROCLIB
//* Generated JCL Code, the file properties were user defined.
//PODEFINE EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//SYSOUT   DD   SYSOUT=*
//PROCLIB  DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.PDS.PROCLIB,
//             DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(DSORG=PO,LRECL=00080,RECFM=LSEQ)
//*MFE: %PCDSN=C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\PROCLIB\*.PRC
//*

The following link will provide additional detail for creating PDS's in a Micro Focus environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Create Catalog Entries for Partioned Data Sets (PDS's) and Document the Process. This suite of scripts and documentation is for a Micro Focus Enterprise Server running on a Windows System.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Generation Data Groups (GDG's)

If an application uses Generation-Data-Groups (GDG's) and the application is being deployed on a new system or the application is being moved from a development environment to a test environment it may be necessary to create GDG Base. A commonly used method for creating a GDG Base is to submit a job. The following is an example of a JCL Member that will create a GDG Base that will be used with Micro Focus Enterprise Server. This JCL was generated by a COBOL program and submitted to the Internal Reader (INTRDR).

//MAKEAGDG JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,USER=SIMOTIME,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//* Do Catalog Entry for SIMOTIME.DATA.GDGROUP1
//* Generated JCL Code, the file properties were user defined.
//GDGIDXX1 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS
//SYSPRINT DD   SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD   *
   DEFINE GDG(                                                       -
          NAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.GDGROUP1)                               -
              LIMIT(003)                                             -
              NOEMPTY                                                -
              SCRATCH                                                -
              )
/*
//*

The following link will provide additional detail for creating GDG's in a Micro Focus environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Create Catalog Entries for Generation Data Groups (GDG's) and Document the Process.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Sequential Files (Fixed & Variable)

The following link will provide additional detail for creating catalog entries for Sequential Files in a Micro Focus environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Create Catalog Entries for Sequential Files and Document the Process. This suite of scripts and documentation is for a Micro Focus Enterprise Server running on a Windows System.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section VSAM Data Sets

The following link will provide additional detail for creating catalog entries for VSAM Data Sets in a Micro Focus environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Create Catalog Entries for VSAM, Key-Sequenced-Data-Sets (KSDS's) and Document the Process.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Copy or Create Data for Unit Testing

WIP

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a Test Environment

This section describes a set of script files (or Windows Command Files) and JCL Members that are used to create a directory structure for a TEST environment that includes a Micro Focus catalog and the non-relational data structures that are refreshed to a Zero Reference point or baseline condition.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a Directory Structure

From the C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\Adm1 directory (this is a development directory) execute the MDIRTEST.CMD command.

Note:  This may be done from Windows Explorer by double-clicking on the item or by executing the following from a Command Line window.

C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\Adm1> MDIRTEST

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a Directory Structure for a TEST Environment that supports the execution of business applications using Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Start a JES Server

Open a Command Line Window and make the newly created directory C:\SIMOSAM1\TEST\SYS1\LOADLIB the current directory. Start the Micro Focus JES Server that is used for the "TEST" environment as shown in the following statement.

C:\SIMOSAM1\TEST\SYS1\LOADLIB> SYS1START SIMTSTS1

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Populate the Catalog

From the Command Line Window execute the following.

C:\SIMOSAM1\TEST\SYS1\LOADLIB> CATALLE1

The preceding will execute a process that will read a list of names and properties for the non-relational data files structures that include VSAM Data Sets and sequential files. The list of file names are managed in suite of Excel spreadsheets.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Restore Data Files from a Master Copy

From the Command Line Window execute the following.

C:\SIMOSAM1\TEST\SYS1\LOADLIB> CATALLE3

The preceding will execute a process that will perform simple file copies from a master directory to the test directory for non-relational data structures.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Create a Production Environment

WIP2

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Technical Details

This section provides additional technical details.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Ancillary or Shared Functions

This section provides technical detail about the supporting scripts and programs that are used across the SimoTime suite of program applications.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Set the Common Environment Variables

The command file script (ENV1BASE.cmd) is used to set the commonly used or shared environment variables. This script is typically called from other command file scripts.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               ENV1BASE.cmd - a Windows Command File               *
rem  *        This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies          *
rem  *           (C) Copyright 1987-2019 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 UMAPALIB=%BASECAT%\ASC1
     set UMAPELIB=%BASECAT%\EBC1
     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 Job 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 18.09.15, %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 Post a Message to the Screen, Log to File

The command file script (SIMONOTE.cmd) is used to consistently display a message to the screen and write a message to a log file with a date and time stamp. This script may be called from other command file scripts.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to Display Messages and Write to a Log File from within a Windows Command file.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This document provides an overview of an application life cycle that includes the structure and process on various systems (ZOS, Linux, UNIX or WINDOWS) for promoting a release level through the Development, Testing and Production phases. This document may be used to assist as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

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

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 An Enterprise System Model that describes and demonstrates how Applications that were running on a Mainframe System and non-relational data that was located on the Mainframe System were copied and deployed in a Microsoft Windows environment with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

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 an Extended List of Software Technologies that are available for review and evaluation. The software technologies (or Z-Packs) provide individual programming examples, documentation and test data files in a single package. The Z-Packs are usually in zip format to reduce the amount of time to download.

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 connection.

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.

Explore the GnuCOBOL Technologies available from SourceForge. SourceForge is an Open Source community resource dedicated to helping open source projects be as successful as possible. GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) is a COBOL compiler with run time support. The compiler (cobc) translates COBOL source to executable using intermediate C, designated C compiler and linker. This link will require 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 maintained by SimoTime Technologies. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please use the following contact information.

1. Send an e-mail to our helpdesk.
1.1. helpdesk@simotime.com.
2. Our telephone numbers are as follows.
2.1. 1 415 763-9430 office-helpdesk
2.2. 1 415 827-7045 mobile

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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