Convert EBCDIC to ASCII
Binary, Numeric and Text Strings
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  Introduction
  Command File
  COBOL I/O Program
  COBOL Convert Routine
  COBOL Copy Files
  Record Structure
  Convert Table for Text Strings
  Convert Table for Zone Decimal
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
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This job will execute a program that will read a record sequential, EBCDIC-encoded file, convert or translate the record content and write to a record sequential, ASCII-encoded file while maintaining binary and numeric integrity. The first COBOL program does the file Input and Output and calls a second COBOL program to do the record content conversion between EBCDIC and ASCII. Each record in the Input file is a data structure that contains a mixture of binary, numeric and text strings.

This document will describe and demonstrate how to do an EBC to ASC Data Conversion of a Data Structure that contains a mixture of binary, numeric and text strings. The binary strings will be bypassed, the numeric strings will be processed based on their numeric type and the text strings will be converted from EBC to ASC based on a user selected table. This document will describe and demonstrate the conditional processing of individual string types within a data structure based on a COBOL copy file that defines the data structure.

Both of the programs were compiled using a dialect that is compliant with IBM Enterprise COBOL. The programs were generated using SimoTime technology.


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The following (E2AN80W1.cmd) is a listing of the Windows CMD needed to run this job.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               E2AN80W1.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   - Convert EBC file with binary, numeric & text to ASC.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * This job will execute a program that will read an existing record
rem  * sequential, EBCDIC-encoded file, convert the record content and
rem  * write to a new record sequential, ASCII-encoded file while
rem  * maintaining binary and numeric integrity.
rem  *
rem  * The first COBOL program does the file Input and Output and calls
rem  * a second COBOL program to do the record content conversion
rem  * between EBCDIC and ASCII. Each record in the Input file is a
rem  * data structure that contains a mixture of binary, numeric and
rem  * text strings.
rem  *
rem  *
rem  *                     ************
rem  *                     * E2AN80W1 *
rem  *                     ********cmd*
rem  *                          *
rem  *                     ************
rem  *    ************     * E2AN80C1 *     ************
rem  *    *  SYSUT1  *-----* --call-- *-----*  SYSUT2  *
rem  *    *******lseq*     * E2AN80R1 *     *******rseq*
rem  *                     ********cbl*
rem  *                          *
rem  *                     ************
rem  *                     *   EOJ    *
rem  *                     ************
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 2, Prepare the System and Job environment...
rem  *
     set CmdName=E2AN80W1
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set SYSLUSER=%BaseLib1%\LOGS\SYSLUSER_CL0512W2.htm
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting CmdName %CmdName%"
     set SYSUT1=%BaseLib1%\DATA\EBC1\SIMOTIME.DATA.NBRN80D1.dat
     set SYSUT2=%BaseLib1%\DATA\WRK1\SIMOTIME.DATA.NBRN80D1.dat
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 2,  Convert the File...
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake %SYSUT1%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake %SYSUT2%"
     run E2AN80C1
     set ERRORLEVELTWO=%ERRORLEVEL%
     if not "%ERRORLEVELTWO%" == "0" set JobStatus=0010
     if "%ERRORLEVELTWO%" == "4" set JobStatus=0004
rem  *
rem  * *******************************************************************
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "Finished CmdName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus% "
     goto :End
:EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING CmdName %CmdName%, Job Status is %JobStatus% "
:End
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude Data Set Convert Status is  %ERRORLEVELTWO% "
     if not "SIMOGENS" == "BATCH" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL I/O Program

The following (E2AN80C1.cbl) is the COBOL I/O program that was generated with SimoTime technology. The program was tested on a Windows/7 System with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

This program will read an EBC encoded Record from an existing Sequential File, call a 2nd COBOL Program to convert from EBC to ASC and write an ASC encoded record to a new Sequential File.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    E2AN80C1.
       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: 2019-04-03  Generation Time: 01:12:52:55    *
      *                                                               *
      *                                   Record    Record     Key    *
      *  Function  Name     Organization  Format    Max-Min  Pos-Len  *
      *  PRIMARY   SYSUT1   SEQUENTIAL    FIXED      00080            *
      *                                                               *
      *  SECONDARY SYSUT2   SEQUENTIAL    FIXED      00080            *
      *                                                               *
      *                                                               *
      *            Translation Mode is EBCDIC to ASCII                *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.
           SELECT SYSUT1-FILE  ASSIGN TO       SYSUT1
                  ORGANIZATION  IS SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS SYSUT1-STATUS.
           SELECT SYSUT2-FILE  ASSIGN TO       SYSUT2
                  ORGANIZATION  IS SEQUENTIAL
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  FILE STATUS   IS SYSUT2-STATUS.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
       FD  SYSUT1-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS SYSUT1-REC
           .
       01  SYSUT1-REC.
           05  SYSUT1-DATA-01 PIC X(00080).

       FD  SYSUT2-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS SYSUT2-REC
           .
       01  SYSUT2-REC.
           05  SYSUT2-DATA-01 PIC X(00080).

      *****************************************************************
      * This program was created with the SYSMASK1.TXT file as input. *
      * The SYSMASK1 provides for the sequential reading of the input *
      * file and the sequential writing of the output file.           *
      *                                                               *
      * If the output file is indexed then the input file must be in  *
      * sequence by the field that will be used to provide the key    *
      * for the output file. This is a sequential load process.       *
      *                                                               *
      * If the key field is not in sequence then refer to SYSMASK2    *
      * to provide for a random add or update of the indexed file.    *
      *                                                               *
      * This program mask will have the ASCII/EBCDIC table inserted   *
      * for use by the /TRANSLATE function of SimoZAPS.               *
      *                                                               *
      * For more information or questions please contact SimoTime     *
      * Technologies. The version control number is 16.01.01          *
      *                                                               *
      *        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 '* E2AN80C1 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'CONV EBC/RSEQ/NBR to ASC/RSEQ/NBR '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v16.01.01'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value '   helpdesk@simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* E2AN80C1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'This Data File Convert Member wa'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 's generated by SimoTime Technolo'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value 'gies'.

       01  SYSUT1-STATUS.
           05  SYSUT1-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  SYSUT1-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  SYSUT1-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  SYSUT1-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

       01  SYSUT2-STATUS.
           05  SYSUT2-STATUS-L     pic X.
           05  SYSUT2-STATUS-R     pic X.
       01  SYSUT2-EOF              pic X       value 'N'.
       01  SYSUT2-OPEN-FLAG        pic X       value 'C'.

       01  SYSUT1-LRECL            pic 9(5)    value 00080.
       01  SYSUT2-LRECL            pic 9(5)    value 00080.
       01  SYSUT1-LRECL-MAX        pic 9(5)    value 00080.
       01  SYSUT2-LRECL-MAX        pic 9(5)    value 00080.

      *****************************************************************
      * 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(011)  value '* E2AN80C1 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(068)  value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.
       01  MSG-LSB                 pic 9(5)    value 267.

      *****************************************************************
       01  PROGRAM-NAME            pic X(8)     value 'E2AN80C1'.

       01  INFO-STATEMENT.
           05  INFO-SHORT.
               10  INFO-ID pic X(8)    value 'Starting'.
               10  filler  pic X(2)    value ', '.
               10  filler  pic X(34)
                   value   'CONV EBC/RSEQ/NBR to ASC/RSEQ/NBR '.
           05  filler      pic X(24)
               value ' http://www.SimoTime.com'.

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

       01  WRITE-FLAG      pic X       value 'Y'.

       01  SYSUT1-TOTAL.
           05  SYSUT1-RDR  pic 9(9)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)    value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(23)   value 'Line count for SYSUT1  '.
       01  SYSUT2-TOTAL.
           05  SYSUT2-ADD  pic 9(9)    value 0.
           05  filler      pic X(3)    value ' - '.
           05  filler      pic X(23)   value 'Line count for SYSUT2  '.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following copy file contains the translation tables for   *
      * the ASCII and EBCDIC conversion. Also, sections of the tables *
      * may be used for case conversion.                              *
      *****************************************************************
       COPY ASCEBCB1.
      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
           move all '*' to MESSAGE-TEXT-1
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           move INFO-STATEMENT to MESSAGE-TEXT-1
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           move all '*' to MESSAGE-TEXT-1
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT
           perform SYSUT1-OPEN
           perform SYSUT2-OPEN

      *    USRSOJ Processing not specified...

           perform until SYSUT1-STATUS not = '00'
               perform SYSUT1-READ
               if  SYSUT1-STATUS = '00'
                   add 1 to SYSUT1-RDR
                   perform BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD
                   if  WRITE-FLAG = 'Y'
                       perform SYSUT2-WRITE
                       if  SYSUT2-STATUS = '00'
                           add 1 to SYSUT2-ADD
                       end-if
                   end-if
               end-if
           end-perform

      *    USREOJ Processing not specified...

           move SYSUT1-TOTAL to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           move SYSUT2-TOTAL to MESSAGE-TEXT
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

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

           perform SYSUT2-CLOSE
           perform SYSUT1-CLOSE
           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD.
      *    TransMODE is E2A...
      *    TransCALL process, Record Content Conversion...
           move SYSUT1-REC to SYSUT2-REC
           call 'E2AN80R1'                        using SYSUT2-REC
           add 00080 to ZERO giving SYSUT2-LRECL
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the INPUT File...                            *
      *****************************************************************
       SYSUT1-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close SYSUT1-FILE
           if  SYSUT1-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 SYSUT1  ' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move SYSUT1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       SYSUT1-READ.
           read SYSUT1-FILE
           if  SYSUT1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  SYSUT1-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 SYSUT1-EOF
               else
                   move 'READ Failure with SYSUT1  ' to MESSAGE-TEXT
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
                   move SYSUT1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
                   perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
               end-if
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       SYSUT1-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open input SYSUT1-FILE
           if  SYSUT1-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to SYSUT1-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with SYSUT1  ' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move SYSUT1-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the OUTPUT File...                           *
      *****************************************************************
       SYSUT2-WRITE.
           if  SYSUT2-OPEN-FLAG = 'C'
               perform SYSUT2-OPEN
           end-if
           write SYSUT2-REC
           if  SYSUT2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  SYSUT2-STATUS = '10'
                   add 16 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               else
                   add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
               end-if
           end-if.
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'WRITE Failure with SYSUT2  ' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move SYSUT2-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       SYSUT2-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open OUTPUT SYSUT2-FILE
           if  SYSUT2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to SYSUT2-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with SYSUT2  ' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move SYSUT2-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       SYSUT2-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close SYSUT2-FILE
           if  SYSUT2-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'C' to SYSUT2-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'CLOSE Failure with SYSUT2  ' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move SYSUT2-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-CALCULATE-MESSAGE-LSB.
           add 267 to ZERO giving MSG-LSB
           perform until MSG-LSB < 80
                      or MESSAGE-BUFFER(MSG-LSB:1) not = SPACE
             if MESSAGE-BUFFER(MSG-LSB:1) = SPACE
                subtract 1 from MSG-LSB
             end-if
           end-perform
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Display CONSOLE messages...                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT.
           perform Z-CALCULATE-MESSAGE-LSB
           display MESSAGE-BUFFER(1:MSG-LSB)
           move all SPACES to MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

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

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
           display SIM-TITLE
           display SIM-COPYRIGHT
           exit.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This program was generated by SimoZAPS              *
      *             A product of SimoTime Technologies                *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      *  Generation Date: 2019-04-03  Generation Time: 01:12:52:57    *
      *****************************************************************

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL Convert Routine

The following (E2N80R1.cbl) is a COBOL program that does the record content (i.e. EBCDIC to ASCII) conversion of an 80 byte data structure. This data structure includes concatenated strings that are defined as using a binary, numeric or text format.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    E2AN80R1.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This routine was generated by SimoREC1              *
      *             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: 2019/04/03  Generation Time: 01:12:52:59    *
      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  IX-1  PIC 9(5) VALUE 0.
       01  RM-1  PIC 9(5) VALUE 0.
       01  RO-1  PIC 9(5) VALUE 0.
       01  IX-2  PIC 9(5) VALUE 0.
       01  RM-2  PIC 9(5) VALUE 0.
       01  RO-2  PIC 9(5) VALUE 0.

       COPY AE0437B1.
       COPY ASCEBCB2.

      *****************************************************************
       LINKAGE SECTION.
       COPY NBRN80B1.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION using NBRN80-RECORD.
           inspect NBRN80-FLD-TXT-ZDU-5-0   converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Zoned-Decimal-Nosign. NBRN80-FLD-ZDU-5-0
           inspect NBRN80-RECORD(9:5)       converting E-NUMB to A-NUMB
           inspect NBRN80-FLD-TXT-ZDS-5-0   converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Zoned-Decimal-Signed. NBRN80-FLD-ZDS-5-0
           inspect NBRN80-RECORD(22:5)      converting E-NUMB to A-NUMB
           inspect NBRN80-FLD-TXT-PKU-5-0   converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Packed............... NBRN80-FLD-PKU-5-0
           inspect NBRN80-FLD-TXT-PKS-5-0   converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Packed............... NBRN80-FLD-PKS-5-0
           inspect NBRN80-FLD-TXT-BNU-5-0   converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Binary............... NBRN80-FLD-BNU-5-0
           inspect NBRN80-FLD-TXT-BNS-5-0   converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Binary............... NBRN80-FLD-BNS-5-0
           inspect NBRN80-FLD-TEXT          converting E-INFO to A-INFO
           inspect NBRN80-FLD-FILLER        converting E-INFO to A-INFO
           GOBACK.
      *****************************************************************
      *           This routine was generated by SimoREC1              *
      *             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: 2019/04/03  Generation Time: 01:12:52:59    *
      *****************************************************************

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COBOL Copy Files

This section describes the COBOL Copy Files that are used in this suite of COBOL programs.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Record Structure

The following (NBRN80B1.cpy) is the COBOL Copy Member that defines the structure of the records in the Sequential file. The following link will provide detailed information.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore a Data Structure that contains binary, numeric and text strings and is based on the field definitions within a User-Defined COBOL copyfile. This HTML document is generated using SIMOTIME Technologies.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Convert Table for Text Strings

The following (AE0437B1.cpy) is the COBOL Copy Member that defines the conversion table that is used to convert EBC-encoded Text Strings to ASCII encoded Text Strings.

      *****************************************************************
      *               AE0437B1.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 may also be used to convert between lower and      *
      * upper case.                                                   *
      *   inspect FIELD-NAME converting EBCDIC-LOWER to EBCDIC-UPPER  *
      *   inspect FIELD-NAME converting ASCII-LOWER  to ASCII-UPPER   *
      *                                                               *
      * 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 may 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'30313233343536373839B3DBDCD9DA9F'.    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 *
      *****************************************************************
      *

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The following (ASCEBCB2.cpy) is the COBOL Copy Member that defines the conversion table that is used to convert EBC-encoded Zoned Decimal Values to ASCII encoded Zoned Decimal Values.

      *****************************************************************
      *               ASCEBCB2.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 for numeric, zoned    *
      * decimal fields.                                               *
      *   inspect FIELD-NAME converting E-NUMB to A-NUMB              *
      *   inspect FIELD-NAME converting A-NUMB to E-NUMB              *
      * This table includes a decimal point conversion and the space  *
      * character conversion. A space character is an invalid numeric *
      * entry and this situation does occur. A plus (+) or minus (-)  *
      * character will also be converted.                             *
      *                                                               *
      * 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 may 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  E-NUMB-DATA.
           05  filler  pic X(10) value X'F0F1F2F3F4F5F6F7F8F9'.
           05  filler  pic X(10) value X'C0C1C2C3C4C5C6C7C8C9'.
           05  filler  pic X(10) value X'D0D1D2D3D4D5D6D7D8D9'.
           05  filler  pic X(04) value X'4B404E60'.
      *                                   .   + -
       01  E-NUMB      redefines E-NUMB-DATA  pic X(34).
      *
       01  A-NUMB-DATA.
           05  filler  pic X(10) value X'30313233343536373839'.
           05  filler  pic X(10) value X'30313233343536373839'.
           05  filler  pic X(10) value X'70717273747576777879'.
           05  filler  pic X(04) value X'2E202B2D'.
      *                                   .   + -
       01  A-NUMB      redefines A-NUMB-DATA  pic X(34).
      *
      ***  ASCEBCB2 - End-of-Copy File - - - - - - - - - - - ASCEBCB2 *
      *****************************************************************
      *

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This job will execute a program that will read a record sequential, EBCDIC-encoded file, convert or translate the record content and write to a record sequential, ASCII-encoded file while maintaining binary and numeric integrity. The first COBOL program does the file Input and Output and calls a second COBOL program to do the record content conversion between EBCDIC and ASCII. Each record in the Input file is a data structure that contains a mixture of binary, numeric and text strings. 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.

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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 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.

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

Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the JCL Connection for more examples of JCL functionality with programming techniques and sample code.

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 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 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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