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  Introduction
  JCL, Convert EBCDIC to ASCII
  The Generated COBOL Programs
  COBOL, the I/O Program
  COBOL, the Record Content Conversion Routine
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This suite of sample programs describes how to convert an EBCDIC encoded VSAM Key-Sequenced-Data-Set (KSDS) to an ASCII encoded VSAM Key-Sequenced-Data-Set (KSDS).

This is actually two COBOL programs. The first program does the File I/O of reading the EBCDIC encoded Item Master File and the writing to a new ASCII encoded Item Master File. The File I/O program calls the second program to do the EBCDIC to ASCII conversion of the records within the file. The COBOL programs were generated by SimoTime technology using a COBOL copy file that defines the record layout.. The generation of the programs is done on a Windows system running Micro Focus COBOL. However, since the generated COBOL source code is COBOL/2 compliant it may be compiled and executed on an IBM Mainframe System or a Linux, UNIX or Windows System using Micro Focus.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL, Convert EBCDIC to ASCII

The term Mainframe-Oriented refers to an actual IBM Mainframe, Micro Focus Mainframe Express or Micro Focus Enterprise Server with the Mainframe Transaction Option and the Batch Facility. The following (ITME2AJ1.jcl) is a listing of the JCL member needed to run this job.

//ITME2AJ1 JOB SIMOTIME,ACCOUNT,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*        This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies          *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2019 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   -   Execute a COBOL program to read VSAM and write VSAM.
//* Author -   SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   -   January 01, 1997
//*
//* This COBOL program will read a VSAM, KSDS, EBCDIC, 512-byte,
//* record-length file and write a KSDS, VSAM ASCII-encoded data set.
//*
//*                     ************
//*                     * ITME2AJ1 *
//*                     ********jcl*
//*                          *
//*                          *
//*    ************     ************     ************
//*    * ITMGETDE *-----* ITME2AC1 *-----* ITMPUTDA *
//*    *******ksds*     ********cbl*     *******ksds*
//*                          *
//*                          *
//*                     ************
//*                     *   EOJ    *
//*                     ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1   Delete the file.
//*
//ITMDELS1 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  *
 DELETE    SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMASC1   -
           FILE (ITEMASC1)          -
           PURGE                    -
           ERASE                    -
           CLUSTER
/*
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2   Define the file.
//*
//ITMCRTS1 EXEC PGM=IDCAMS
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  *
 DEFINE    CLUSTER  (NAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMASC1)             -
                    TRACKS(45,15)                             -
                    INDEXED)                                  -
           DATA     (NAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMASC1.DAT)         -
                    KEYS(12,0)                                -
                    RECORDSIZE(512,512)                       -
                    FREESPACE(10,15)                          -
                    CISZ(8192))                               -
           INDEX    (NAME(SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMASC1.IDX))
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   3   Read EBCDIC and Write ASCII.
//*
//ITME2AS1 EXEC PGM=ITME2AC1
//STEPLIB  DD  DISP=SHR,DSN=SIMOTIME.DEMO.LOADLIB1
//ITMGETDE DD  DISP=SHR,DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMMAST
//ITMPUTDA DD  DISP=SHR,DSN=SIMOTIME.DATA.ITEMASC1
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//*

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The Generated COBOL Programs

The File Copy and Record Content conversion process uses two COBOL programs. The first program is the File I/O program that does the file copy. The record content conversion is accomplished by the I/O program calling a second program that does the record content conversion.

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

The following (ITME2AC1.cbl) is the COBOL I/O program that was generated with SimoTime technology. The program was tested using Micro Focus Enterprise Server on Windows/XP. The program were successfully executed in both an EBCDIC and ASCII encoded configuration.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    ITME2AC1.
       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: 2007-07-27  Generation Time: 09:41:28:56    *
      *                                                               *
      *                                   Record    Record     Key    *
      *  Function  Name     Organization  Format    Max-Min  Pos-Len  *
      *  INPUT     ITMGETDE INDEXED       VARIABLE   00512    00001   *
      *                                                       00012   *
      *  OUTPUT    ITMPUTDA INDEXED       VARIABLE   00512    00001   *
      *                                                       00012   *
      *                                                               *
      *            Translation Mode is EBCDIC to ASCII                *
      *                                                               *
      *****************************************************************
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.
       FILE-CONTROL.
           SELECT ITMGETDE-FILE  ASSIGN TO       ITMGETDE
                  ORGANIZATION  IS INDEXED
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  RECORD KEY    IS ITMGETDE-KEY-01
                  FILE STATUS   IS ITMGETDE-STATUS.
           SELECT ITMPUTDA-FILE  ASSIGN TO       ITMPUTDA
                  ORGANIZATION  IS INDEXED
                  ACCESS MODE   IS SEQUENTIAL
                  RECORD KEY    IS ITMPUTDA-KEY-01
                  FILE STATUS   IS ITMPUTDA-STATUS.

      *****************************************************************
       DATA DIVISION.
       FILE SECTION.
       FD  ITMGETDE-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS ITMGETDE-REC
           .
       01  ITMGETDE-REC.
           05  ITMGETDE-KEY-01  PIC X(00012).
           05  ITMGETDE-DATA-01 PIC X(00500).

       FD  ITMPUTDA-FILE
           DATA RECORD    IS ITMPUTDA-REC
           .
       01  ITMPUTDA-REC.
           05  ITMPUTDA-KEY-01  PIC X(00012).
           05  ITMPUTDA-DATA-01 PIC X(00500).

      *****************************************************************
      * This program was created using the SYSMASK3.TXT file as the   *
      * template for the File I/O. It is intended for use with the    *
      * TransCALL facility that makes a call to a routine that does   *
      * the actual conversion between EBCDIC and ASCII. For more      *
      * information or questions contact SimoTime Technologies.       *
      *                                                               *
      *        Our e-mail address is: helpdesk@simotime.com           *
      *     Also, visit our Web Site at http://www.simotime.com       *
      *                                                               *
      * The SYSMASK3 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.                                          *
      *                                                               *
      * If the key field is not in sequence then refer to SYSMASK4    *
      * to provide for a random add or update of the indexed file.    *
      *****************************************************************
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* ITME2AC1 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Data Migration and Conversion     '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value 'v05.12.23 '.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* ITME2AC1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(20) value 'Created by SimoZAPS,'.
           05  C3 pic X(20) value '  a utility package '.
           05  C4 pic X(28) value 'of   SimoTime Technologies  '.

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

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

       01  ITMGETDE-LRECL    pic 9(5)    value 00512.
       01  ITMPUTDA-LRECL    pic 9(5)    value 00512.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following buffers are used to create a four-byte status   *
      * code that may be displayed.                                   *
      *****************************************************************
       01  IO-STATUS.
           05  IO-STAT1            pic X.
           05  IO-STAT2            pic X.
       01  IO-STATUS-04.
           05  IO-STATUS-0401      pic 9     value 0.
           05  IO-STATUS-0403      pic 999   value 0.
       01  TWO-BYTES-BINARY        pic 9(4)  BINARY.
       01  TWO-BYTES-ALPHA         redefines TWO-BYTES-BINARY.
           05  TWO-BYTES-LEFT      pic X.
           05  TWO-BYTES-RIGHT     pic X.

      *****************************************************************
      * Message Buffer used by the Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT routine.    *
      *****************************************************************
       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* ITME2AC1 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-1  pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-2  pic X(188)  value SPACES.

      *****************************************************************
       01  PROGRAM-NAME            pic X(8)     value 'ITME2AC1'.

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

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

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT
           perform ITMGETDE-OPEN
           perform ITMPUTDA-OPEN

           perform until ITMGETDE-STATUS not = '00'
               perform ITMGETDE-READ
               if  ITMGETDE-STATUS = '00'
                   add 1 to ITMGETDE-RDR
                   perform BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD
                   perform ITMPUTDA-WRITE
                   if  ITMPUTDA-STATUS = '00'
                       add 1 to ITMPUTDA-ADD
                   end-if
               end-if
           end-perform

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

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

           if  APPL-EOF
               move 'is Complete...' to MESSAGE-TEXT
           else
               move 'is ABENDING...' to MESSAGE-TEXT
           end-if
           perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT

           perform ITMPUTDA-CLOSE
           perform ITMGETDE-CLOSE
           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       BUILD-OUTPUT-RECORD.
      *>   TransMODE is E2A...
      *>   TransCALL process...
           move ITMGETDE-REC to ITMPUTDA-REC
           call 'ITME2AR1'                        using ITMPUTDA-REC
           add 00512 to ZERO giving ITMPUTDA-LRECL
           exit.

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

      *****************************************************************
      * I/O Routines for the OUTPUT File...                           *
      *****************************************************************
       ITMPUTDA-WRITE.
           if  ITMPUTDA-OPEN-FLAG = 'C'
               perform ITMPUTDA-OPEN
           end-if
           write ITMPUTDA-REC
           if  ITMPUTDA-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
           else
               if  ITMPUTDA-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 ITMPUTDA' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move ITMPUTDA-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ITMPUTDA-OPEN.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           open OUTPUT ITMPUTDA-FILE
           if  ITMPUTDA-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'O' to ITMPUTDA-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'OPEN Failure with ITMPUTDA' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move ITMPUTDA-STATUS to IO-STATUS
               perform Z-DISPLAY-IO-STATUS
               perform Z-ABEND-PROGRAM
           end-if
           exit.
      *---------------------------------------------------------------*
       ITMPUTDA-CLOSE.
           add 8 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT.
           close ITMPUTDA-FILE
           if  ITMPUTDA-STATUS = '00'
               subtract APPL-RESULT from APPL-RESULT
               move 'C' to ITMPUTDA-OPEN-FLAG
           else
               add 12 to ZERO giving APPL-RESULT
           end-if
           if  APPL-AOK
               CONTINUE
           else
               move 'CLOSE Failure with ITMPUTDA' to MESSAGE-TEXT
               perform Z-DISPLAY-MESSAGE-TEXT
               move ITMPUTDA-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.

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

      *****************************************************************
      * Display 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: 2007-07-27  Generation Time: 09:41:28:56    *
      *****************************************************************

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The following (ITME2AR1.cbl) is a COBOL program that converts a record based on the record layout defined in a COBOL copy file. The program was tested using Micro Focus Enterprise Server on Windows/XP. The program were successfully executed in both an EBCDIC and ASCII encoded configuration.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    ITME2AR1.
       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: 2007/07/27  Generation Time: 09:41:28:37    *
      *****************************************************************
       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 ASCEBCB1.
       COPY ASCEBCB2.

      *****************************************************************
       LINKAGE SECTION.
       COPY ITEMCB01.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION using ITEM-RECORD.
           inspect ITEM-NUMBER              converting E-INFO to A-INFO
           inspect ITEM-DESCRIPTION         converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Binary  ITEM-QTY-ONHAND
      *    Binary  ITEM-QTY-ALLOCATED
           inspect ITEM-UNIT-OF-MEASURE     converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Packed  ITEM-COST
      *    Packed  ITEM-PRICE
           inspect ITEM-LADATE              converting E-INFO to A-INFO
           inspect ITEM-LATIME              converting E-INFO to A-INFO
           inspect ITEM-TOKEN               converting E-INFO to A-INFO
      *    Group10 ITEM-DISCOUNT                     occurs 00003 times
      *    Group  00008
      *    Table   ITEM-D-CODE
           perform varying IX-1 from 1 by 1 until IX-1 > 00003
             inspect ITEM-D-CODE(IX-1)      converting E-INFO to A-INFO
           end-perform
      *    Table   ITEM-D-PERCENT
           add 0000115 to ZERO giving RM-1
           add 0000008 to ZERO giving RO-1
           perform 00003 times
             inspect ITEM-RECORD(RM-1:00007)
                                            converting E-NUMB to A-NUMB
             add RO-1 to RM-1
           end-perform
      *    Group10                                          End-Group10
      *    Filler  A Non-Unique Reference to a Data Item
           inspect ITEM-RECORD(138:375)     converting E-INFO to A-INFO
           GOBACK.

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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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