Libraries, Program Generation
Data Convert, Validate or Review
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  Introduction
  Diagram, a Directory Structure
  Directory & sub-Directories
  SIMOGENS\COGITATE Directory
  \COGITATE\GENS sub-Directory
  \COGITATE\HTML sub-Directory
  COGITATE\INCLUDES sub-Directory
  \COGITATE\WORK sub-Directory
  SIMOGENS\COMPARES Directory
  \COMPARES\GENS sub-Directory
  \COMPARES\INCLUDES sub-Directory
  \COMPARES\WORK sub-Directory
  SIMOGENS\CONVERTS Directory
  \CONVERTS\GENS sub-Directory
  \CONVERTS\INCLUDES sub-Directory
  \CONVERTS\WORK sub-Directory
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads & 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

The SIMOGENS Library is a directory and sub-directory structure that provides a separate place for analyst, technical administrators, testing groups and support individuals to generate programs that will be used to convert, verify or review the content and properties of non-relational data structures such as traditional data files or VSAM Data Sets.


We have made a significant effort to ensure the documents and software technologies are correct and accurate. We reserve the right to make changes without notice at any time. The function delivered in this version is based upon the enhancement requests from a specific group of users. The intent is to provide changes as the need arises and in a timeframe that is dependent upon the availability of resources.

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SimoTime Technologies and Services
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Diagram, a Directory Structure

The following diagram shows the model sub-directory structure for the SIMOGENS directory. The SIMOGENS directory is typically a sub-directory under a directory structure for a Development, Production or Test environment. Update or change capability to the SIMOGENS directory structure and content may be limited to system and support individuals.

             
BASESYS sub-DIR's sub-DIR's Comments
SIMOGENS
Base Directory for Program Generations
   
   
   
   
COGITATE
   
   
GENS
Note-1: Data Review, Generated Programs
   
   
   
   
HTML
Generated HTML Documents for Record Structures
   
   
   
   
INCLUDES
Include Members for Compares
   
   
   
   
   
WORK
Work files for generation process
   
   
   
COMPARES
   
   
GENS
Note-2: Data Compare, Generated Programs
   
   
   
   
HTML
Generated HTML Documents for Record Structures
   
   
   
   
INCLUDES
Include Members for Compares
   
   
   
   
   
WORK
Work files for generation process
   
   
   
CONVERTS
   
   
GENS
Note-3: Data Convert, Generated Programs
   
   
HTML
Generated HTML Documents for Record Structures
   
   
INCLUDES
Include Members for Converts
   
   
   
WORK
Work files for generation process
 
Note-1: The COGITATE directory is used as a working library for generating documentation and programs that accumulate summary totals or provide Hex-Dump information.
Note-2: The COMPARES directory is used as a working library for generating programs that will compare two data files or VSAM Data Sets.
Note-3: The CONVERTS directory is used as a working library for generating programs that will do a File Format or Record Content conversion.
The Directory Structure for the SIMOGENS Library (or Directory)

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Directory & sub-Directories

This section provides additional detail about the SIMOGENS Library and some of the data management functions available. The base directory contains three (3) sub-directories.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section SIMOGENS\COGITATE Directory

This is the working directory for creating documentation for record structures, generating programs to provide hex-dump information or generating programs to accumulate summary totals and record counts.

The COGITATE sub-directory contains the Process Control Files (PCF), List Files (LST) and Job Scripts (CMD) that are used by the SimoTime generation process. The generated documentation and programs will be used during the actual data validation, reviewing or viewing functions.

This directory contains the following Job Scripts.

1. ADM_GENRONE_function.cmd or ADM_GENRALL_function.cmd
Note:
The ADM_GENRONE_function will generate one output for one PCF File.
Note:
The ADM_GENRALL_function will generate multiple outputs from a user-defined list of PCF Names.
1.1. function=CPY2FLDS - This job will create HTML documentation based on the field definition of a COBOl copy file. Also, it will create a file with a list of the numeric fields within a COBOL Copy file.
Note:
If the SIMOUSER default configuration is used the output for the HTML Document will be written to the \COGITATE\HTML sub-directory and the file with a list of numeric fields will be written to the \COGITATE\WORK sub-directory.
1.2. function=CPY2HTML - This Job Script will create documentation for a record layout based on the field definitions from a COBOL Copy File. This Job Script will do preparation and then call ZCPY2HTM.cmd.
Note:
If the SIMOUSER default configuration is used the output will be written to the \COGITATE\HTML sub-directory.
1.3. function=HEXDUMP - This job will generate the COBOL Source code the may be used to produce hexadecimal dump information of user-defined records in a file.
1.4. function=TOTALS - This job will generate the COBOL Source code the may be used to produce summary totals and record counts.
2. The following jobs are called (or executed) from the preceding jobs.
2.1. ZCPY2FLD.cmd - This is a two step job, The first step performs the same functionas the XCPY2HTM job of scanning a COBOL copy file and producing HTML documentation. The second step creates a file with a list of all the numeric fields. This list may then be used by the ZCPY2TOT job to accumulate summary totals.
2.2. ZCPY2HTM.cmd - This Job Script will execute the program that does the actual generation of the HTML documentation.
2.3. ZCPY2HEX.cmd - This Job Script will execute the program that does the actual generation of the COBOL Source code that is used to produce a Hex-Dump of user specified records within a file.
2.4. ZCPY2TOT.cmd - This Job Script will execute the program that does the actual generation of the COBOL Source code that is used to accumulate summary totals and record counts.

This directory would be used to create HTML documentation or generate COBOL Source code that will be used to provide Hex-Dump Review capability or accumulate Summary Totals.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \COGITATE\GENS sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains the generated program members that will perform the actual data validation, reviewing or viewing.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \COGITATE\HTML sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains the generated HTML Documents for the Record Structures. The details of the record structure are determined from a COBOL copy file.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section COGITATE\INCLUDES sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains user-defined "INCLUDE" members that may be used during the generation process of a data validate program.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \COGITATE\WORK sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains the work files used by the SIMOTIME Technology. These files are typically deleted, overlaid or used as interim files. Sometimes a user may want to save the information in these files. Therefore, the files can be remapped to a user-defined name and location based on the task being performed.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section SIMOGENS\COMPARES Directory

This is the working directory for generating programs that will be used to compare two data files or VSAM Data Sets.

The COMPARES sub-directory contains the Process Control Files (PCF), List Files (LST) and Job Scripts (CMD) that are used by the SimoTime generation process. The generated COBOL Source Code will be used for the actual data file comparison functions.

This directory contains the following Job Scripts.

1. ADM_GENRONE_function.cmd or ADM_GENRALL_function.cmd
Note:
The ADM_GENRONE_function will generate one output for one PCF File.
Note:
The ADM_GENRALL_function will generate multiple outputs from a user-defined list of PCF Names.
1.1. function=COMPARES - This job will generate the COBOL Source code the may be used to compare the content of two data files on a record by record basis.
1.1.1. The behavior of the data file compare program is determined by the specifications in the process control file (PCF).
2. The following jobs are called (or executed) from the preceding jobs.
2.1. ZPCF2CMP.cmd - This Job Script will execute the program that does the actual generation of the COBOL Source code that will be used to do the data file compare.

This directory contains the following sub-directories.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \COMPARES\GENS sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains the generated program members that will perform the actual data file comparison.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \COMPARES\INCLUDES sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains user-defined "INCLUDE" members that may be used during the generation process of a data file compare program.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \COMPARES\WORK sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains the work files used by the SIMOTIME Technology. These files are typically deleted, overlaid or used as interim files. Sometimes a user may want to save the information in these files. Therefore, the files can be remapped to a user-defined name and location based on the task being performed.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section SIMOGENS\CONVERTS Directory

This is the working directory for generating programs that will be used for the file format and record content conversion of non-relational data structures such as traditional files or VSAM Data Sets.

The CONVERTS sub-directory contains the Process Control Files (PCF) that are used by the program generation process. The generated programs will be used to do the actual data file conversion. This directory contains the following sub-directories.

This directory contains the following Job Scripts.

1. ADM_GENRONE_function.cmd or ADM_GENRALL_function.cmd
Note:
The ADM_GENRONE_function will generate one output for one PCF File.
Note:
The ADM_GENRALL_function will generate multiple outputs from a user-defined list of PCF Names.
1.1. function=CONVERTS - This job will generate the COBOL Source code the may be used to convert data files.
1.1.1. The behavior of the data file convert programs is determined by the specifications in the process control file (PCF).
2. The following jobs are called (or executed) from the preceding jobs.
2.1. ZPCF2CVT.cmd - This Job Script will execute the program that does the actual generation of the COBOL Source code that will be used to do the data file convert.

This directory contains the following sub-directories.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \CONVERTS\GENS sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains the generated program members that will perform the actual data file conversion.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \CONVERTS\INCLUDES sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains user-defined "INCLUDE" members that may be used during the generation process of a data file convert program.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section \CONVERTS\WORK sub-Directory

This sub-directory contains the work files used by the SIMOTIME Technology. These files are typically deleted, overlaid or used as interim files. Sometimes a user may want to save the information in these files. Therefore, the files can be remapped to a user-defined name and location based on the task being performed.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The SIMOGENS Library is a directory and sub-directory structure that provides a separate place for analyst, technical administrators, testing groups and support individuals to generate programs that will be used to convert, validate or review data non-relational data structures. 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.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Software Agreement and Disclaimer

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.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads & Links

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 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.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Internet Access Required

The following links will require an internet connection.

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 maintained by SimoTime Technologies. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please use the following contact information.

1. Send an e-mail to our helpdesk.
1.1. helpdesk@simotime.com.
2. Our telephone numbers are as follows.
2.1. 1 415 763-9430 office-helpdesk
2.2. 1 415 827-7045 mobile

We appreciate hearing from you.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Company Overview

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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