The SimoCARD Series
Processing Files with 80-Byte Records
  Table of Contents  v-16.01.01 - simocard.htm 
  Introduction
  Prerequisites and Quick Start
  Quick Start, Utility Programs
  Utility Programs for File Compare
  Utility Programs for File Convert
  Quick Start, Callable Routines
  CMD Member, Create Test Files
  Ancillary Programs & Job Scripts
  Set the Environment
  Display and Log Messages
  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

On the mainframe it is a common practice to read a record sequential file of eighty (80) byte, fixed-length records to obtain information or specifications that will affect the behavior of program execution. The eighty (80) byte records are a carry-over from the days when eighty-column cards were used. Even today these files are referred to as card files. The technique for accessing these files varies and this suite of utility programs with examples will describe a few of the possible techniques.

In addition, when an application is moved between an EBCDIC-encoded Mainframe platform and a Linux, UNIX or Windows (LUW) platform with Micro Focus it may continue to run in an EBCDIC-encoded environment or be converted to run in an ASCII-encoded environment. Furthermore, the file format may continue to be eighty (80) byte, fixed record length, record sequential files (also referred to as RSEQ) or the files may be converted to ASCII/Text files (also referred to as Line Sequential or LSEQ). Adding to all this confusion the files may be stored as data files, members in a PDS or in stream data in a JCL or PROC member. This introduces a new set of challenges.

It is important to understand the details of what these individual programs do and how they work as singular entities. However, It is more important to understand the impact of the various files formats and their encoding schema of choice when integrated into the full application environment.

This suite of programs and documentation describes the techniques for simplifying this process by using utility programs, callable I/O modules and a callable conversion routine. The I/O modules provide for read and write access of both record and line sequential files The conversion routine will convert 80-byte text strings between EBCDIC-encoding and ASCII-encoding. This process is greatly simplified when using Micro Focus on the LUW platforms.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Prerequisites and Quick Start

The suite of programs uses Micro Focus COBOL and Windows Command files. The programs are unit tested with Micro Focus Net Express, version 5.1. The COBOL source code is included with the software package and may be compiled and executed on other versions of Micro Focus COBOL running on LUW platforms. The full program or system testing is done on a Windows/XP system using Micro Focus Studio, Enterprise Edition. Many of the programs are deployed on various LUW platforms using Micro Focus Server, Enterprise Edition.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Quick Start, Utility Programs

This section describes the Windows command files that are used to set the environment and execute the utility programs.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Utility Programs for File Compare

This section describes the Windows command files that are used to set the environment and execute the utility programs.

Program Description
CP80RSC3 The CP80RSC3 will compare the content of two data files. Each file is a record sequential file with 80 byte, fixed length records. The positions within each record to be compared are defined at execution time.
  A List of Utility Programs to Compare Files with Eighty (80) Byte Records

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Utility Programs for File Convert

This section describes the Windows command files that are used to set the environment and execute the utility programs.

Program Description
CV80ALAR This program will perform the following conversion for a single file.
1. Read an ASCII-encoded, Line Sequential file containing variable-length records with a maximum record length of eighty-bytes.
2. Write an ASCII-encoded, Record Sequential file containing eighty-byte, fixed-length records.
CV80ALER This program will perform the following conversion for a single file.
1. Read an ASCII-encoded, Line Sequential file containing variable-length records with a maximum record length of eighty-bytes.
2. Write an EBCDIC-encoded, Record Sequential file containing eighty-byte, fixed-length records.
CV80ARAL This program will perform the following conversion for a single file.
1. Read an ASCII-encoded, Record Sequential file containing eighty-byte, fixed-length records
2. Write an ASCII-encoded, Line Sequential file containing variable-length records with a maximum record length of eighty-bytes.
CV80ARER This program will perform the following conversion for a single file.
1. Read an ASCII-encoded, Record Sequential file containing eighty-byte, fixed-length records.
2. Write an EBCDIC-encoded, Record Sequential file containing eighty-byte, fixed-length records.
CV80ERAL This program will perform the following conversion for a single file.
1. Read an EBCDIC-encoded, Record Sequential file containing eighty-byte, fixed-length records
2. Write an ASCII-encoded, Line Sequential file containing variable-length records with a maximum record length of eighty-bytes.
CV80ERAR This program will perform the following conversion for a single file.
1. Read an EBCDIC-encoded, Record Sequential file containing eighty-byte, fixed-length records.
2. Write an ASCII-encoded, Record Sequential file containing eighty-byte, fixed-length records.
  A List of Utility Programs to Convert Files with Eighty (80) Byte Records

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Quick Start, Callable Routines

This section describes the callable routines that are used to process files that contain records with eighty characters of information.

Program Description
SIMOGL80 This COBOL program is called to Get (or read) records from a Line Sequential file.
SIMOGR80 This COBOL program is called to Get (or read) records from a Record Sequential file.
SIMOPL80 This COBOL program is called to Put (or write) records from a Line Sequential file.
SIMOPR80 This COBOL program is called to Put (or write) records from a Record Sequential file.
SIMOXT80 This COBOL program is called to convert (or translate) an eighty byte text string between EBCDIC and ASCII.
  A List of Callable Routines to Process Files with Eighty (80) Byte Records

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section CMD Member, Create Test Files

The following is a Windows Command file (CV80DOIT.cmd) that shows how to use some of the sample programs that convert file formats with 80-byte records.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *                CV80DOIT - 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   - Create a Sequential Data Set on disk using ECHO function.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * The 1st step will delete any previously created file.
rem  *
rem  * The 2nd step will created a new TEXT file. This step will use the
rem  * Windows ECHO with instream data.
rem  *
rem  * The 3rd step will read the text file and convert to a Record
rem  * sequential file of ASCII-encoded, fixed-length, eighty-byte records.
rem  * A COBOL program is used to do the File Format conversion.
rem  *
rem  * The 4th step will read the text file and convert to a Record
rem  * sequential file of EBCDIC-encoded, fixed-length, eighty-byte records.
rem  * A COBOL program is used to do the File Format and File Content
rem  * conversion.
rem  *
rem  * This set of programs will run on a Personal Computer with
rem  * Windows and Micro Focus Net Express.
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step 1 of 4, Set the global environment variables,
rem  *              Delete any previously created file...
rem  *
     call ..\Env1BASE
     if "%SYSLOG%" == "" set syslog=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
     set TaskName=CV80DOIT
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "*--------------------------------------------------------------------*%TaskName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Starting TaskName %TaskName%"
     call SimoNOTE "Identify TaskStep DeleteAsciiText"
     set ALPHALS1=%DATALIBR%\Wrk1\SIMOTIME.DATADOIT.LS80ASC.TXT
     if exist %ALPHALS1% del %ALPHALS1%
rem  *
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step 2 of 4, Create and populate a new TEXT file...
rem  *
:CreateAsciiText
     call SimoNOTE "Identify TaskStep CreateAsciiText"
rem  *...:....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7....:....8
echo 000000000001 A>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000002 AB>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000003 ABC>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000004 ABCD>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000005 ABCDE>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000006 ABCDEF>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000007 ABCDEFG>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000008 ABCDEFGH>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000009 ABCDEFGHI>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000010 ABCDEFGHIJ>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000011 ABCDEFGHIJK>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000012 ABCDEFGHIJKL>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000013 ABCDEFGHIJKLM>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000014 ABCDEFGHIJKLMN>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000015 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000016 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000017 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPR>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000018 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000019 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000020 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000021 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000022 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000023 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVW>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000024 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000025 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000026 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000027 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWZXZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxtz1234567890>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000028 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000029 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000030 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000031 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVW>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000032 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000033 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000034 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000035 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000036 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000037 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQ>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000038 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOR>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000039 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000040 ABCDEFGHIJKLMN>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000041 ABCDEFGHIJKLM>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000042 ABCDEFGHIJKL>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000043 ABCDEFGHIJK>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000044 ABCDEFGHIJ>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000045 ABCDEFGHI>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000046 ABCDEFGH>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000047 ABCDEFG>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000048 ABCDEF>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000049 ABCDE>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000050 ABCD>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000051 ABC>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000052 AB>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000053 A>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000054 a>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000055 ab>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000056 abc>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000057 abcd>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000058 abcde>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000059 abcdef>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000060 abcdefg>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000061 abcdefgh>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000062 abcdefghi>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000063 abcdefghij>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000064 abcdefghijk>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000065 abcdefghijkl>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000066 abcdefghijklm>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000067 abcdefghijklmn>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000068 abcdefghijklmno>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000069 abcdefghijklmnop>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000070 abcdefghijklmnopr>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000071 abcdefghijklmnopqr>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000072 abcdefghijklmnopqrs>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000073 abcdefghijklmnopqrst>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000074 abcdefghijklmnopqrstu>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000075 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000076 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000077 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000078 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000079 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000080 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwzxz0123456789>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000081 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000082 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000083 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000084 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000085 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000086 abcdefghijklmnopqrstu>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000087 abcdefghijklmnopqrst>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000088 abcdefghijklmnopqrs>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000089 abcdefghijklmnopqr>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000090 abcdefghijklmnopq>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000091 abcdefghijklmnor>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000092 abcdefghijklmno>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000093 abcdefghijklmn>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000094 abcdefghijklm>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000095 abcdefghijkl>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000096 abcdefghijk>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000097 abcdefghij>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000098 abcdefghi>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000099 abcdefgh>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000100 abcdefg>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000101 abcdef>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000102 abcde>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000103 abcd>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000104 abc>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000105 ab>>%ALPHALS1%
echo 000000000106 a>>%ALPHALS1%
     if not exist %ALPHALS1% set JobStatus=0020
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake ALPHALS1=%ALPHALS1%"
rem  *
:ConvertLSEQtoRSEQasc
rem  *
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step 3 of 4, Read the previously created Line Sequential File (LSEQ)
rem  *              and write a Record Sequential File (RSEQ) with 80-byte,
rem  *              ASCII-encoded records.
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "Identify TaskStep ConvertLSEQtoRSEQasc"
     set GETLS080=%ALPHALS1%
     set PUTRS080=%DATALIBR%\Wrk1\SIMOTIME.DATADOIT.RS80ASC.DAT
     if exist %PUTRS080% del %PUTRS080%
     run CV80ALAR
     if not exist %PUTRS080% set JobStatus=0030
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake GETLS080=%GETLS080%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake PUTRS080=%PUTRS080%"
rem  *
:ConvertLSEQtoRSEQebc
rem  *
rem  * ********************************************************************
rem  * Step 4 of 4, Read the previously created Line Sequential File (LSEQ)
rem  *              and write a Record Sequential File (RSEQ) with 80-byte,
rem  *              EBCDIC-encoded records.
rem  *
     call SimoNOTE "Identify TaskStep ConvertLSEQtoRSEQebc"
     set GETLS080=%ALPHALS1%
     set PUTRS080=%DATALIBR%\Wrk1\SIMOTIME.DATADOIT.RS80EBC.DAT
     if exist %PUTRS080% del %PUTRS080%
     run CV80ALER
     if not exist %PUTRS080% set JobStatus=0040
     if not "%JobStatus%" == "0000" goto EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "DataTake GETLS080=%GETLS080%"
     call SimoNOTE "DataMake PUTRS080=%PUTRS080%"
:EojAok
     call SimoNOTE "Finished TaskName %TaskName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"
     goto :End
:EojNok
     call SimoNOTE "ABENDING TaskName %TaskName%, Job Status is %JobStatus%"

:End
     call SimoNOTE "Conclude SysLog is %SYSLOG%"
     if not "%1" == "nopause" pause

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Ancillary Programs & Job Scripts

This section provides technical detail about the supporting scripts and programs used or called by the primary jobs.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Set the Environment

A command file (ENV1BASE.cmd) is called from other command files to set commonly used environment variables. This provides a single point of definition. The following is a listing of the contents of the command file.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               ENV1BASE.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   - Provide a single point to set common environment variables.
rem  * Author - SimoTime Technologies
rem  * Date   - January 24, 1996
rem  *
rem  * Set the commonly used environment variables. This is used to provide
rem  * a single point for managing the commonly used environment variables.
rem  *
     set SimoLIBR=c:\SimoLIBR
     set BASELIB1=c:\SIMOSAM1\DEVL
     set BASELIB8=c:\SimoSAM8
     set BaseWIP1=c:\SimoSAM1\WIP1
     set DATAZERO=c:\SIMODATA\DEVL\DATA\ZERO
     set BASEAPP=%BaseLib1%
     set BASESYS=%BaseLib1%\SYS1
     set BASECAT=%BaseLib1%\DATA
     set UMAPALIB=%BASECAT%\ASC1
     set UMAPELIB=%BASECAT%\EBC1
     set SYSLOG=%BASESYS%\LOGS\SYSLOG_USER.DAT
     set SYSOUT=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\SYSOUT_SIMSAM01.txt
     set SLZMSG=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\SLZMSG_USER.TXT
     set PostNOTE=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\JOBLOG_SIMONOTE.TXT
     set SimoNOTE=%BASEAPP%\LOGS\JOBLOG_SIMONOTE.txt
     call SIMONOTE "* SIMONOTE Job Log File is %SIMONOTE% "
rem  *
     set MQBASE=C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere MQ
rem  *
rem  * Set the location for the Apache-Tomcat Server...
     set CATALINA_HOME=C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52
rem  *
rem  * Set the Environment for the Java Environment...
     set JAVABASE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.8.0_112
     set JAVASDK="%JAVABASE%\bin"
     set JAVA_HOME=%JAVABASE%
     set JRE_HOME=%JAVABASE%
rem  *
rem  * Set the environment for the Micro Focus technology...
     set MIFOEDEV=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer
     set MIFOVCBL=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL
     set MIFOESTU=C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Studio Enterprise Edition 6.0
     set MIFOEMFE="C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Mainframe Express"
rem  *
rem  * Large file support, performance tuning and record locking of the File Handler
     set EXTFH=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\EXTFHBIG.CFG
rem  *
rem  * For IMS Support
     set ES_IMSLIB=%BASEAPP%\IMSLIB
     set ES_ACBLIB=%BASEAPP%\IMSLIB
rem  *
rem  * EZASOKETS Check EZASOKETS Enabled box or set ES_EZASOKET_SUPPORT=YES
     set EZACONFG=BASESYS1\CONFIG\EZACONFG.dat
rem  *
rem  * Resource Allocation and Performance for SORT and non-Relational Data
rem  set MFJSENGINE=SYNCSORT
     set SORTSCHEME=1
     set SORTSPACE=750000000
     set TMP=C:\SORTWORK
rem  *
     set ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\CATMAPA1.cfg
rem  * For CORE_ON_ERROR function, ABEND Dump
rem  *     set COBCONFIG_=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\diagnose.cfg
rem  *
rem  * Consolidated Trace Facility (CTF)
rem  *     set MFTRACE_CONFIG=%BASESYS%\CONFIG\ctf.cfg
rem  *     set MFTRACE_LOGS=c:\ctflogs
rem  *
rem  * For Job Restart, ABEND Recovery
     set MF_UCC11=Y
     set ES_JES_RESTART=Y
rem  *
rem  * Set environment for MFBSI (Micro Focus Batch Scheduling Interface)
     set ES_EMP_EXIT_1=mfbsiemx
     set MFBSI_DIR=%BASESYS%\LOGS\%JESSERVERNAME%
     set MFBSIEOP_CMD=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_CSV=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_HTM=ENABLE
     set MFBSIEOP_XML=ENABLE
rem  *
rem  * Set Behavior and Trace Flags for GETJOBDD
rem  *   Position=12345678/12345678
     set JDDFLAGS=nnnWnnnn/YYnnnnnn
rem  *
     set MAINFRAME_FLOATING_POINT=true
     set COBIDY=%BASEAPP%\COBIDY
     set COBPATH=.;%BASEAPP%\LOADLIB;%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%SimoLIBR%
     set LIBPATH=.;%BASEAPP%\LOADLIB;%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%SimoLIBR%
     set TXDIR=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%
rem  *
rem  * If not already set then set the PATH for Micro Focus Directories
     if "%SIMOPATH%" == "Y" goto JUMPPATH
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EDEV" goto JUMPEDEV
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" goto JUMPVCBL
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "ESTU" goto JUMPESTU
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EMFE" goto JUMPEMFE
:JUMPEDEV
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOEDEV%\bin;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOEDEV%\CPYLIB
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOEDEV%
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPVCBL
     set path=%MIFOVCBL%\bin;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOVCBL%
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPESTU
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOESTU%\Base
     set MIFOBIN=%MIFOBASE%\bin
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%;%MIFOBIN%;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOBASE%\SOURCE
     goto JUMPPATH
:JUMPEMFE
     set MIFOBASE=%MIFOEMFE%\Base
     set MIFOBIN=%MIFOBASE%\bin
     set path=%BASESYS%\LOADLIB;%MIFOBASE%;%MIFOBIN%;%JAVASDK%;%BASEAPP%\JAVA;%PATH%;
     set CobCpy=%BASEAPP%\CobCpy1;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy2;%BASEAPP%\CobCpy6;%SimoLIBR%;%MIFOBASE%\SOURCE
     goto JUMPPATH
rem  *
:JUMPPATH
     set SIMOPATH=Y
rem  *
     set USERCLASS=%BASELIB1%\LOADLIB
     set CLASSPATH=.
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%JAVABASE%
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%JAVABASE%\lib
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;\%USERCLASS%\simpacks
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52\webapps\simotcat\WEB-INF\classes
     set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;C:\APACHETC\apache-tomcat-7.0.52\webapps\simotcat\WEB-INF\classes\simpacks
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "ESTU" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOBIN%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "EDEV" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOEDEV%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOVCBL%
     if "%MIFOSYS1%" == "VCBL" set CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;%MIFOVCBL%\mfcobol.jar
rem  *
     set JobStatus=0000
     call SimoNOTE "* Settings CmdName ENV1BASE.cmd, Version 18.09.15, %MIFOSYS1%"
     call SimoNOTE "* BaseAPP ..... %BASEAPP%"
rem *      call SimoNOTE "* MFBSIDIR .... %MFBSI_DIR% "
     call SimoNOTE "* MIFOSYS1 is %MIFOSYS1% "
     call SimoNOTE "* MIFOBASE is %MIFOBASE% "
     call SimoNOTE "* SIMOLIBR is %SIMOLIBR% "

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The following (SIMONOTE.cmd) is a listing of the contents of the SimoNOTE.CMD command file.

@echo OFF
rem  * *******************************************************************
rem  *               SIMONOTE.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    - Display message on screen and write to a log file.
rem  * Author  - SimoTime Technologies
rem  *
rem  * This script may be called from other scripts and expects a single
rem  * parameter enclosed in double quotes. The double quotes will be
rem  * removed. Before writing to the log file a date and time stamp
rem  * will be inserted in front of the message text.
rem  *
rem  * Note: The tilde (~) removes leading/trailing double-quotes.
rem  *
if "%SimoNOTE%" == "" set SimoNOTE=c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG
echo %date% %time% %~1>> %SimoNOTE%
echo %~1

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The purpose of this document is to provide information about the possible challenges of managing card image data when moving an application between a Mainframe System and a Linux, UNIX or Windows System running Micro Focus. 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.

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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 a complete list of the SimoTime Callable Routines or Utility Programs. This includes the callable routines and utility programs for the Micro Focus environment.

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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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.

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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.

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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

We appreciate hearing from you.

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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 at 1 415 827-7045 or send an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com

Also, check the web site at http://www.simotime.com


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