Delete a Table
Item/Product Table, COBOL & EXEC SQL
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  Introduction
  CMD Member for Windows
  JCL Member using IKJEFT01
  COBOL Demonstration Program
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
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This example uses a COBOL program with embedded SQL to DROP an index and DROP a table. In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This suite of programs is provided as a COBOL programming example of one of the possible solutions.

CAUTION: the following example describes how to DROP a table and this will delete all the data stored in the table.


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The following is the Windows Command file (ITQDT1E1.cmd) that is required to run as a job on a PC using Micro Focus Studio/EE.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               ITQDT1E1.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    - COBOL with embedded SQL to Drop a Table and Index
rem  * Author  - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date    - November 11, 2003
rem  * Version - 04.03.12
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs illustrate the use of embedded SQL in a COBOL
rem  * program that Deletes (or Drops) a Table.
rem  *
rem  * This technique provides for the use of a single COBOL source
rem  * program that will run on ZOS, Windows or Unix.
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs will run on a Personal Computer with Windows
rem  * and Micro Focus Net Express or Mainframe Express.
rem  *
rem  *   ************
rem  *   * ITQDT1E1 *
rem  *   ********cmd*
rem  *        *
rem  *        *
rem  *   ************     ************
rem  *   * ITQDT1C1 *-----* ITEMRDB1 *
rem  *   ********cbl*     ********rdb*
rem  *        *
rem  *        *
rem  *   ************
rem  *   *   EOJ    *
rem  *   ************
echo *
echo * The SQL Server must be started prior to executing this command.
echo *
     set CmdName=ITQDT1E1
     call ..\Env1BASE %CmdName%
     call SimoNOTE "*******************************************************%CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting JobName %CmdName%"
     run ITQDT1C1
     if errorlevel = 1 set JobStatus=0001
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto :EojNOK
:EojAOK
     call SimoNOTE "Finished JobName %CmdName%"
     goto :End
:EojNOK
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING JobName %CmdName%"
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING Message JobStatus %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:End
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

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The following is the mainframe JCL (ITQDT1J1.jcl) that is required to run as a job on the mainframe or as a Mainframe Express project on the PC.

//ITQDT1J1 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 DROP a Table and Index.
//* AUTHOR - SimoTime Technologies
//* DATE   - January 01, 1989
//*
//* This set of programs illustrate the use of a COBOL program with
//* embedded SQL syntax. This program will DROP a table and DROP
//* an index.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a mainframe under ZOS or on
//* a personal computer running Windows and Mainframe Express (MFE)
//* by Micro Focus.
//*
//*   ************
//*   * ITQDT1J1 *
//*   ********jcl*
//*        *
//*        *
//*   ************
//*   * IKJEFT01 *
//*   ********dbm*
//*        *
//*        *
//*   ************     ************
//*   * ITQDT1C1 *-----* ITEMRDB1 *
//*   ********cbl*     ********rdb*
//*        *
//*        *
//*   ************
//*   *   EOJ    *
//*   ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* STEP   1 OF 1  THIS IS A SINGLE STEP JOB.
//*
//STEP01   EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSTSPRT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSTSIN  DD  *
  DSN SYSTEM(XDB1)
      RUN PROG(ITQDT1C1)
  END
/*
//

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The following (ITQDT1C1.cbl) is a sample of the COBOL demonstration program.

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    ITQDT1C1.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
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      * license will be granted for use within an enterprise,         *
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      * of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used    *
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      *****************************************************************
       ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
       DATA DIVISION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure for Title and Copyright...
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* ITQDT1C1 '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Drop a Table and Drop an Index    '.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v08.07.24'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* ITQDT1C1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(20) value 'Copyright 1987-2019 '.
           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 '* ITQDT1C1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'Thank you for using this program'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value ' provided from SimoTime Technolo'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value 'gies'.

       01  SIM-THANKS-02.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* ITQDT1C1 '.
           05  C2 pic X(32) value 'Please send all inquires or sugg'.
           05  C3 pic X(32) value 'estions to the helpdesk@simotime'.
           05  C4 pic X(04) value '.com'.

      *****************************************************************
      *    Buffer used for posting messages to the console.
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* ITQDT1C1 '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT        pic X(68).

       01  USER-RETURN-CODE        pic S9(3)  value 0.

           EXEC SQL
                INCLUDE SQLCA
           END-EXEC.

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.

           perform Z-POST-COPYRIGHT

           perform ITEMRDB1-DROP-INDEX

           perform ITEMRDB1-DROP-TABLE

           add USER-RETURN-CODE to RETURN-CODE

           perform Z-THANK-YOU.

           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       ITEMRDB1-DROP-TABLE.
           EXEC SQL DROP TABLE ITEMRDB1 END-EXEC

           if SQLCODE = 0
              display 'Finished DROP TABLE ITEMRDB1'
           else
              display 'ABENDING DROP TABLE ITEMRDB1'
              display 'SQLCODE = ' SQLCODE
              add 16 to ZERO giving USER-RETURN-CODE
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       ITEMRDB1-DROP-INDEX.
           EXEC SQL DROP INDEX IDX1RDB1 END-EXEC

           if SQLCODE = 0
              display 'Finished DROP INDEX for ITEMRDB1'
           else
              display 'ABENDING DROP INDEX for ITEMRDB1'
              display 'SQLCODE = ' SQLCODE
              add 16 to ZERO giving USER-RETURN-CODE
           end-if
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * The following Z-Routines perform administrative tasks         *
      * for this program.                                             *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-COPYRIGHT.
           display SIM-TITLE     upon console
           display SIM-COPYRIGHT upon console
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-POST-MESSAGE.
           display MESSAGE-BUFFER upon console
           move SPACES to MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
       Z-THANK-YOU.
           display SIM-THANKS-01 upon console
           display SIM-THANKS-02 upon console
           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 Summary

The purpose of this program is to provide examples using embedded SQL in a COBOL program to create, manipulate and delete relational data base tables. This document may be used 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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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 group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

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

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Current Server or Internet Access

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

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

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Structure and Access Methods of a Relational Table that contains "Item or Product" information. This white paper provides an oveview of the programs available for managing a Relational Table containing Item or Product information.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Sequentially Access a Relational Table using a COBOL program with Cursor Processing. This program accesses a Relational Table containing Item or Product information and provides an example of how to use cursor processing to access a table sequentially by key accessing one row at a time.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Create a Relational Table using a COBOL program. This example accesses a Relational Table containing Item or Product information and shows how to create a table and create an index using a unique primary key.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Delete a Relational Table using a COBOL program. This example accesses a Relational Table containing Item or Product information and shows how to delete (or Drop) an index and a table.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Insert a row into a Relational Table using a COBOL program. This example accesses a Relational Table containing Item or Product information and shows how to insert a new row into a table.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Update a row in a Relational Table using a COBOL program. This sample accesses a Relational Table containing Item or Product information and shows how to update an existing row within a table.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the SQL Connection for more examples of how to create, manipulate and delete Relational Data Bases. The COBOL programs are written to compile and execute on a Windows System with SQL Server and Micro Focus Enterprise Server or an IBM Mainframe System with DB2.

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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The following links will require an internet connect.

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.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Glossary of Terms

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Comments or Feedback

This document was created and is copyrighted and maintained by SimoTime Technologies.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please call at 1 415 827-7045 or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

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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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