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Managing non-relational data structures such as PDS's, GDG's, traditional sequential files and VSAM data sets can be an organizational and technical challenge. This document will focus more on the organizational challenges and the alternatives for file locations and directory usage during the creation, accessing and deletion of non-relational data structures. The base directory for this suite of sample data files will be C:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL\DATA. The base directory will contain the Micro Focus catalog. The non-relational data structures will be in this directory or a sub-directory.
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The following diagram shows the model sub-directory structure for the DATA directory. The DATA directory is typically a sub-directory under a directory structure for a Development, Production or Test environment.
|Note-1: This directory is identified by the ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE Environment Variable.|
|Note-2: This directory contains the Micro Focus generated STR (or Structure) Files and the SimoTime generated HTML documents for Record Structures based on a COBOL copy file.|
|Directory Structure for non-Relational Data Files|
This section provides additional detail about the DATA Directory and sub-Directories structure.
This is the default directory used by the model JES Server. When a file is allocated by a DD statement in a JCL Member the file will be placed in this directory. Unless an ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE is used a job will look in this directory for existing files or as a location for allocating new files.
This is an optional directory and is used to hold the files containing records that are ASCII encoded and may contain pack or binary data. This directory is typically used as a holding directory for files that are transferred or shared between the mainframe and non-mainframe environments.
This is an optional directory and is used to hold the files containing records that are EBCDIC encoded and may contain pack or binary data. This directory is typically used as a holding directory for files that are transferred or shared between the mainframe and non-mainframe environments.
This is an optional directory and is used to hold the files that are sent and/or received via the File Transfer Protocol or FTP. This directory is typically used as a holding directory for files that are transferred or shared between the mainframe and non-mainframe environments.
This directory is used for the spool file entries created by the model JES Server. It is defined using the ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE feature of Enterprise Server.
This is an example of how to catalog a new data set and override the base configuration and place the physical file in an alternate directory.
This directory is used for the structure files created by Micro Focus and the HTML documents generated by SimoTime for the record structures based on COBOL copy file definitions.
This is an optional directory and is used to hold the files of an ASCII/Text format.
This is an optional directory and is typically used by programmers to hold files for testing or short term projects.
This directory is used to hold the Excel Spreadsheets and Excel files that are saved in a Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) format.
This document will focus more on the organizational challenges and the alternatives for file locations and directory usage during the creation, accessing and deletion of non-relational data structures. 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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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.
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.
Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.
The following links will require an internet connect.
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 Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.
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