Item or Product Table (SQL)
Convert VSAM, KSDS to Relational
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This suite of sample programs will show how to create, manipulate and delete a table within a relational data base. An Item Master File resides on an IBM Mainframe as a VSAM, Keyed-Sequential-Data-Set (KSDS) using EBCDIC encoding. This suite of sample programs will show how to migrate the data in the VSAM/KSDS to a relational data base. A suite of COBOL programs with embedded SQL will be used to demonstrate each of the steps in the process.
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This example illustrates the following functions.
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This suite of samples programs will run on the following platforms.
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The following is a flowchart of the jobs for executing the programs that manage the relational database tables.
|Program Overview by Function for Relational Data Base Processing of Item or Product Information|
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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