CBLVLRC5, File Convert
ZOS/V to Micro Focus Fixed Sequential
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  COBOL Copy File, ASCEBCB1
  COBOL Copy File, PASSBSIO
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This document includes the COBOL source code for the program that converts a Mainframe (or ZOS) formatted sequential file with variable length records with the size varying from 4 to 32,760 bytes to a Micro Focus Record Sequential file with fixed length records with a record size of 80 bytes.


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The following source code (CBLVLRC5.cbl) is the COBOL program that does file format conversion.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    CBLVLRC5.
      *AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
      *****************************************************************
      * Source Member: CBLVLRC5.CBL
      * Copy Files:    PASSRTN1.CPY
      *                ASCEBCB1.CPY
      * Calls to:      SIMOBSIO
      *****************************************************************
      *
      *                   ************
      *                   * CBLVLRC5 *
      *                   ********cmd*
      *                        *
      *                   ************
      *                   * if exist  *
      *                   ********stmt*
      *                        *
      *  ************     ************     ************
      *  * BSIODSN2 *-----* CBLVLRC5 *-----* ALPHARS2 *
      *  ********dat*     ********cbl*     ********dat*
      *                     *  *
      *  ************       *  *
      *  * SIMOBSIO *--call-*  *
      *  ********cbl*          *
      *                        *
      *                   ************
      *                   *   EOJ    *
      *                   ************
      *
      *****************************************************************
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.
           SELECT ALPHARS2-FILE ASSIGN to ALPHARS2
                          ORGANIZATION is SEQUENTIAL
                           ACCESS MODE is SEQUENTIAL
                           FILE STATUS is ALPHARS2-STATUS.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
       FD  ALPHARS2-FILE
           DATA RECORD    is ALPHARS2-RECORD.

       01  ALPHARS2-RECORD.
           05  ALPHARS2-DATA-01  pic X(80).

       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* CBLVLRC5 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'BSIO-V-4-32760-E to RESQ-F-80-E   '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v08.03.09'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CBLVLRC5 '.
           05  C2 pic X(20) value 'Copyright 1987-2018 '.
           05  C3 pic X(28) value '    SimoTime Technologies   '.
           05  C4 pic X(20) value ' All Rights Reserved'.

       01  SIM-THANKS-01.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CBLVLRC5 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'Thank you for using this sample '.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 'by   SimoTime Technologies      '.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value '    '.

       01  SIM-THANKS-02.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* CBLVLRC5 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'Please send comments or suggesti'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 'ons to helpdesk@simotime.com    '.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value '    '.

       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* CBLVLRC5 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.

       01  ALPHARS2-STATUS.
           05  ALPHARS2-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  ALPHARS2-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  ALPHARS2-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  ALPHARS2-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

       01  IO-STATUS.
           05  IO-STAT1            pic X.
           05  IO-STAT2            pic X.
       01  TWO-BYTES.
           05  TWO-BYTES-LEFT      pic X.
           05  TWO-BYTES-RIGHT     pic X.
       01  TWO-BYTES-BINARY        redefines TWO-BYTES pic 9(4) comp.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure for environment variable get routine...     *
      *****************************************************************
       01  ENV-VAR-NAME            pic X(16)   value SPACES.
       01  ENV-VAR-VALUE           pic X(256)  value SPACES.

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

       01  DEBUG-LEVEL             pic 9(2)    value 0.

       01  ALPHARS2-LREC           pic 9(5)    comp    value 0.
       01  ALPHARS2-LREC-ALPHA     redefines   ALPHARS2-LREC.
           05  VREC-LEN-1          pic X(2).
           05  VREC-LEN-2          pic X(2).

       01  RECORD-LENGTH-DISPLAY.
           05  filler              pic X(15) value 'Record length: '.
           05  RECORD-LENGTH-VALUE pic 9(5)  value 0.

       01  RECORD-MIN-DISPLAY.
           05  filler              pic X(15) value 'Record MIN is: '.
           05  RECORD-MIN-VALUE    pic 9(4)  value 0.

       01  RECORD-MAX-DISPLAY.
           05  filler              pic X(15) value 'Record MAX is: '.
           05  RECORD-MAX-VALUE    pic 9(4)  value 0.

       01  BSIOREAD-TOTAL.
           05  filler      pic X(23)  value 'BSIOREAD line count is '.
           05  BSIOREAD-COUNT      pic 9(7) value 0.

       01  PGM1GET1-TOTAL.
           05  filler      pic X(23)  value 'PGM1GET1 line count is '.
           05  PGM1GET1-LOC        pic 9(7) value 0.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following copy file is the pass area for calling SIMOBSIO,
      * the byte stream I/O routine.
      *****************************************************************
      *
       COPY PASSBSIO.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      * The following copy file is the ASCII and EBCDIC conversion
      * tables. The tables may also be used UPPER/lower case converts.
      *****************************************************************
       COPY ASCEBCB1.
      *
      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT
           move SPACES     to ENV-VAR-NAME
           move 'BSIODSN2' to ENV-VAR-NAME
           perform GET-ENVIRONMENT-VARIABLE
           if  ENV-VAR-VALUE not = SPACES
               move ENV-VAR-VALUE to PSIO-FILENAME
           else
               move 'Invalid file name for BSIO Function'
                 to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           add 80 to zero giving PSIO-MAX-SIZE

           perform ALPHARS2-OPEN
           perform BSIO-OPEN

           perform BSIO-READ-VREC4

           perform BSIO-CLOSE
           perform ALPHARS2-CLOSE

           move BSIOREAD-TOTAL to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
           perform Z-THANK-YOU.
           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O ROUTINES FOR BYTE-Stream I/O...                           *
      *****************************************************************
       BSIO-READ-VREC4.
           move ZERO to PSIO-OFFSET
           perform until PSIO-OFFSET not < PSIO-FILE-SIZE
      *!     Get the first four bytes as the record length
             add 4 to ZERO giving PSIO-LENGTH
             move 'READBSIO' to PSIO-REQUEST
             call 'SIMOBSIO' using PSIO-PASS-AREA
             move PSIO-BUFFER(1:2) to ALPHARS2-LREC-ALPHA(3:2)
             subtract 4 from  ALPHARS2-LREC

             if  DEBUG-LEVEL > 1
                 add ALPHARS2-LREC to ZERO giving RECORD-LENGTH-VALUE
                 move RECORD-LENGTH-DISPLAY to MESSAGE-TEXT
                 perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
             end-if

      *!     Read the variable-length record.
             add PSIO-LENGTH to PSIO-OFFSET
             add  ALPHARS2-LREC to ZERO giving PSIO-LENGTH

             if  PSIO-LENGTH > PSIO-MAX-SIZE
                 add PSIO-MAX-SIZE to ZERO giving ALPHARS2-LREC
                 display 'Block read size exceeds max size '
                         PSIO-LENGTH ' vs ' PSIO-MAX-SIZE
                         ' Record Number is ' BSIOREAD-COUNT
                         upon console
             end-if

             call 'SIMOBSIO' using PSIO-PASS-AREA

             move all x'40' to ALPHARS2-RECORD
      *      move all SPACES to ALPHARS2-RECORD
      *      inspect PSIO-BUFFER(1:ALPHARS2-LREC)
      *              converting EBCDIC-INFO
      *                      to ASCII-INFO
             move PSIO-BUFFER(1:ALPHARS2-LREC)
               to ALPHARS2-RECORD(1:ALPHARS2-LREC)

             if  DEBUG-LEVEL > 1
                 move ALPHARS2-RECORD to MESSAGE-TEXT
                 perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
             end-if

             perform ALPHARS2-WRITE

             add 1 to BSIOREAD-COUNT
             add PSIO-LENGTH to PSIO-OFFSET
      *!     The following is only needed to increment past the
      *!     CR/LF when using ASCII/Text Files created in a Windows
      *!     environment.
      *      add 2 to PSIO-OFFSET
           end-perform

           exit.

      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       BSIO-OPEN.
           move 'OPEN    ' to PSIO-REQUEST
           call 'SIMOBSIO' using PSIO-PASS-AREA

           move PSIO-FILENAME to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE

           if  PSIO-RETURN = 0
               move 'AOK, OPEN Input File for BSIO'  to MESSAGE-TEXT
           else
               move 'NOK, OPEN Input File FAILURE '  to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE

           move 'FILEINFO' to PSIO-REQUEST
           call 'SIMOBSIO' using PSIO-PASS-AREA

           if  PSIO-RETURN = 0
               move 'AOK, File Info Request for BSIO'  to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
               move PSIO-FILE-SIZE to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
           else
               move 'NOK, File Info Request FAILURE '  to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if

           exit.

      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       BSIO-CLOSE.
           move 'CLOSE   ' to PSIO-REQUEST
           call 'SIMOBSIO' using PSIO-PASS-AREA
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Get an environment variable.                                  *
      *****************************************************************
       GET-ENVIRONMENT-VARIABLE.
           move SPACES to ENV-VAR-VALUE
           accept  ENV-VAR-VALUE from ENVIRONMENT ENV-VAR-NAME
                   on exception add 8 to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
           end-accept
           if  RETURN-CODE not = 0
               move SPACES to ENV-VAR-VALUE
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O ROUTINES FOR ALPHARS2...                                  *
      *****************************************************************
       ALPHARS2-WRITE.
           if  ALPHARS2-OPEN-FLAG = 'C'
               perform ALPHARS2-OPEN
           end-if
           write ALPHARS2-RECORD
           if  ALPHARS2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  ALPHARS2-STATUS = '10'
                   add 16 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               else
                   add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               end-if
           end-if.
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'ALPHARS2-Failure-WRITE...' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
               move ALPHARS2-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ALPHARS2-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open output ALPHARS2-FILE
           if  ALPHARS2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to ALPHARS2-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'ALPHARS2-Failure-OPEN...' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
               move ALPHARS2-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ALPHARS2-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close ALPHARS2-FILE
           if  ALPHARS2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'C' to ALPHARS2-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'ALPHARS2-Failure-CLOSE...' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
               move ALPHARS2-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following Z-Routines perform administrative tasks         *
      * 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-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
           end-if
           move 'PROGRAM-IS-ABENDING...'  to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
           add 12 to ZERO giving RETURN-CODE
           STOP RUN.
      *    exit.

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

      *****************************************************************
      * Display the file status bytes. This routine will display as   *
      * two digits if the full two byte file status is numeric. If    *
      * second byte is non-numeric then it will be treated as a       *
      * binary number.                                                *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS.
           if  IO-STATUS not NUMERIC
           or  IO-STAT1    = '9'
               subtract TWO-BYTES-BINARY from TWO-BYTES-BINARY
               move IO-STAT2 to TWO-BYTES-RIGHT
               display '* CBLVLRC5 File-Status-' IO-STAT1 '/'
                       TWO-BYTES-BINARY
           else
               display '* CBLVLRC5 File-Status-' IO-STATUS
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
           display SIM-TITLE
           display SIM-COPYRIGHT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-THANK-YOU.
           display SIM-THANKS-01
           display SIM-THANKS-02
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *      This example is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The COBOL Copy Files

The following are the COBOL copy files used by the program.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL Copy File, ASCEBCB1

The following (ASCEBCB1.cpy) is the source code for the copy file that defines an ASCII table and an EBCDIC table that are used for data conversion(between ASCII and EBCIDC) and case conversion (between upper and lower case).

      *****************************************************************
      *               AE9437B1.cpy - a COBOL Copy File                *
      *         Copyright (C) 1987-2018 SimoTime Technologies         *
      *                     All Rights Reserved                       *
      *              Provided by SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************
      * The following tables are used by the INSPECT statement to do  *
      * the conversion between EBCDIC and ASCII.                      *
      *                                                               *
      *   inspect FIELD-NAME converting EBCDIC-INFO to ASCII-INFO     *
      *   inspect FIELD-NAME converting ASCII-INFO  to EBCDIC-INFO    *
      *                                                               *
      * The tables include the alphabet for upper and lower case, the *
      * digits 0-9, the special characters (US) and the alternate     *
      * codes for A, E, I, O, and U with the appropriate acute,       *
      * grave, umlaut, circumflex and tilde.                          *
      * To display the alternate codes the Courier New (Fixed) or     *
      * Times New Roman (Proportional) font should be used.           *
      *                                                               *
      * SimoZAPS contains four tables that may be used for various    *
      * Upper/Lower Case or EBCDIC/ASCII conversion requirements.     *
      * ASCEBCB1.CPY - includes a full character set for the alphabet *
      *                (upper/lower case), digit, special characters  *
      *                and alternate codes for characters with the    *
      *                acute, grave, umlaut, tilde and circumflex.    *
      *                Caution: this table does not convert the Y     *
      *                characters with an umlat.                      *
      * ASCEBCB2.CPY - includes the character set for the translation *
      *                between EBCDIC/ASCII of signed/unsigned,       *
      *                zoned-decimal, numeric fields.                 *
      * ASCEBCB3.CPY - includes the character set for the alternate   *
      *                codes with the acute, grave, umlaut, tilde and *
      *                circumflex. This is primarily used for case    *
      *                conversion.                                    *
      *                Note: this table converts the Y characters     *
      *                with an umlat, this will convert high-values   *
      *                X'FF' to X'DF'                                 *
      * ASCEBCB4.CPY - includes the character set for the alphabet    *
      *                (upper/lower case), digit, special characters. *
      *                This is primarily used in the US where the     *
      *                alternate codes may not be required.           *
      * ASCEBCB5.CPY - includes a full character set for the alphabet *
      *                (upper/lower case), digit, special characters  *
      *                and alternate codes for characters with the    *
      *                acute, grave, umlaut, tilde and circumflex.    *
      *                Caution: this table will convert the Y         *
      *                characters with an umlat.                      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  EBCDIC-DATA.
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'000102030405060708090A0B0C0D0E0F'.    000-015
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'101112131415161718191A1B1C1D1E1F'.    016-031
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'202122232425262728292A2B2C2D2E2F'.    032-047
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'303132333435363738393A3B3C3D3E3F'.    048-063
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'404142434445464748494A4B4C4D4E4F'.    064-079
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'505152535455565758595A5B5C5D5E5F'.    080=095
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'606162636465666768696A6B6C6D6E6F'.    096-111
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'707172737475767778797A7B7C7D7E7F'.    112-127
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'808182838485868788898A8B8C8D8E8F'.    128-143
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'909192939495969798999A9B9C9D9E9F'.    144-159
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'A0A1A2A3A4A5A6A7A8A9AAABACADAEAF'.    160-175
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'B0B1B2B3B4B5B6B7B8B9BABBBCBDBEBF'.    176-191
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'C0C1C2C3C4C5C6C7C8C9CACBCCCDCECF'.    192-207
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'D0D1D2D3D4D5D6D7D8D9DADBDCDDDEDF'.    208-223
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'E0E1E2E3E4E5E6E7E8E9EAEBECEDEEEF'.    224-239
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'F0F1F2F3F4F5F6F7F8F9FAFBFCFDFEFF'.    240-255

       01  E-INFO           redefines EBCDIC-DATA pic X(256).
       01  EBCDIC-TABLE     redefines EBCDIC-DATA.
           05  EBCDIC-BYTE  pic X     occurs 256 times.
      *
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  ASCII-DATA.
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'000102039C09867F978D8E0B0C0D0E0F'.    000-015
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'101112139D8508871819928F1C1D1E1F'.    016-031
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'80818283840A171B88898A8B8C050607'.    032-047
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'909116939495960498999A9B14159E1A'.    048-063
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'20A0E2E4E0E1E3E5E7F1A22E3C282B7C'.    064-079
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'26E9EAEBE8EDEEEFECDF21242A293BAC'.    080=095
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'2D2FC2C4C0C1C3C5C7D1A62C255F3E3F'.    096-111
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'F8C9CACBC8CDCECFCC603A2340273D22'.    112-127
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'D8616263646566676869ABBBF0FDFEB1'.    128-143
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'B06A6B6C6D6E6F707172AABAE6B8C6A4'.    144-159
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'B57E737475767778797AA1BFD0DDDEAE'.    160-175
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'5EA3A5B7A9A7B6BCBDBE5B5DAFA8B4D7'.    176-191
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'7B414243444546474849ADF4F6F2F3F5'.    192-207
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'7D4A4B4C4D4E4F505152B9FBFCF9FAFF'.    208-223
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'5CF7535455565758595AB2D4D6D2D3D5'.    224-239
           05  FILLER pic X(16)
                          value X'30313233343536373839B3DBDCD9DAFF'.    240-255
       01  A-INFO           redefines ASCII-DATA pic X(256).
       01  ASCII-TABLE      redefines ASCII-DATA.
           05  ASCII-BYTE   pic X     occurs 256 times.
      *
      ***  AE0437B1 - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - AE0437B1 *
      *****************************************************************
      *

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL Copy File, PASSBSIO

The following (PASSBSIO.cpy) is the source code for the copy file that defines the data structure of the pass area used to call SIMOBSIO.

      *****************************************************************
      *                PASSBSIO is a COBOL Copy File                  *
      *     Data Structure or Pass Area used for calling SIMOBSIO.    *
      *         Copyright (C) 1987-2019 SimoTime Technologies         *
      *                     All Rights Reserved                       *
      *****************************************************************
      *              Provided by SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       01  PSIO-PASS-AREA.
           05  PSIO-REQUEST            pic X(8).
           05  PSIO-RETURN             pic 9(4).
           05  PSIO-FILENAME           pic X(256).
           05  PSIO-FILE-SIZE          pic 9(12).
           05  PSIO-OFFSET             pic 9(12).
           05  PSIO-LENGTH             pic 9(7).
           05  PSIO-MAX-SIZE           pic 9(7).
           05  PSIO-BUFFER             pic X(32760).
      *
      ***  PASSBSIO - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - PASSBSIO *
      *****************************************************************
      *

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This document includes the COBOL source code for the program that converts a Mainframe (or ZOS) formatted sequential file with variable length records with the size varying from 4 to 32,760 bytes to a Micro Focus Record Sequential file with fixed length records with a record size of 80 bytes. 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 contact us using the information in the  Comments or Feedback  section of this document.

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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.

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This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. The first sub-section requires an internet connection, the second sub-section references locally available documents.

Note: A SimoTime License is required for the items to be made available on a local server.

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The following links may be to the current server or to the Internet.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore How to FTP (using BINARY mode) a File with Variable Length Records from a Mainframe System to a Windows System and then convert the Mainframe format to a Micro Focus format. The mainline program will call the SIMOVREC and SIMOBSIO modules that are available from SimoTime in a separate package.

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.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Micro Focus Files and various Numeric Formats being used in a multi-system complex consisting of Mainframe (z/OS), Linux, UNIX or Windows systems.

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The following links will require an internet connect.

This suite of programs and documentation is available for download. Link to an Evaluation zPAK Option that includes the program members, documentation and control files.

Explore The Micro Focus Web Site for more information about products and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires 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

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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.

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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.

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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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