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  Introduction
  SIMONOTE, What It Does
  SIMONOTE, How To Use
  Windows Environment
  Linux Environment
  Windows Command File
  Bash Script File
  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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The SIMONOTE member is a Windows command file that may be called from other Windows command files. Its purpose is to display a text message (or text string) to the console and write the text message to a log file. This document provides a brief description of how to use SimoNOTE.CMD. A listing of the Windows Command file is also included within this document. Additional information about this program may be obtained by sending an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com .


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The SIMONOTE command file will display a text string (the first parameter passed in double quotes) to the console and write the text string preceded by a date and time stamp to a log file.

When using a Windows command file to script (or define) a set of tasks or programs that will execute in a predefined sequence in a scheduled, automated and possibly unattended environment the SIMONOTE command file can be very useful in writing information to a log file about the status of each job step as it is executed. The information in the log file can be use to provide an audit (or validation) trail that may be viewed at a later time.

Note: The SIMONOTE member is part of the SimoMODS suite of shared modules. Refer to the Downloads and Links to Similar Pages section of this document for more information about installing and using the shared modules.

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The following will call the SIMONOTE command file, display the text string that is embedded between the double quotes, write the text string to a log file and return to the caller.

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The primary test system at SIMOTIME is Windows/7. The following statement shows how to call SIMONOTE.cmd. The message will be posted to the console and to a log file. SIMONOTE will return at the statement immediately following the call to SIMONOTE.

call SIMONOTE "This is my text string..."

Note: if the text string has embedded space characters then it must be enclosed in double quotes. If not, the display and log file entry will be truncated after the first space character.

The log file will default to c:\SimoLIBR\LOGS\SimoTime.LOG. This may be overridden by an environment variable.

set SIMONOTE=d:\directoryname\filename.ext

The environment variable may be set in the calling command file or set as a system variable within Windows

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The primary test system at SIMOTIME is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The following statement shows how to invoke a Bash Script file. The message will be posted to the console and to a log file. SIMONOTE will return at the statement immediately following the statement that invoked SIMONOTE

simonote.sh "This is my text string..."

Note: if the text string has embedded space characters then it must be enclosed in double quotes. If not, the display and log file entry will be truncated after the first space character.

The log file will default to SIMOLIBR\LOGS\SIMONOTE.LOG. This may be overridden by an environment variable.

export SIMONOTE=foldername/filename.ext

The environment variable may be set in a user defined Bash Script file or as a system variable within the Linux System.

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The following (SIMONOTE.cmd) is the listing of a Windows 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 following (SIMONOTE.sh) is the listing of a Bash Script File.

#!/bin/bash
#  * *******************************************************************
#  *                 simonote.sh - a Bash Script File                  *
#  *         This program is provided by SimoTime Technologies         *
#  *            (C) Copyright 1987-2018 All Rights Reserved            *
#  *              Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com              *
#  *                    e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                *
#  * *******************************************************************
#  *
#  * Text    - Display message on screen and write to a log file.
#  * Author  - SimoTime Technologies
#  *
#  * This script may be called from other scripts and expects a single
#  * parameter enclosed in double quotes. The double quotes will be
#  * removed. Before writing to the log file a date and time stamp
#  * will be inserted in front of the message text.
#  *
#  * Note: The tilde (~) removes leading/trailing double-quotes.
#  *
#  * "$simonote" == "" export SimoNOTE=/SIMOLIBR/LOGS/JESLOG_BASHUSER.txt
     if [ "$SIMONOTE" = "" ]
     then
       export SIMONOTE=SIMONOTE_JOBLOG_BASHUSER.txt
     fi
     echo $(date +'%Y/%m/%d') - $(date +'%r') $1>> $SIMONOTE
     echo $1

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The SIMONOTE member is a Windows command file that may be called from other Windows command files. Its purpose is to display a text message (or text string) to the console and write the text message to a log file. 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.

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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 How to Post a Message to a log file and to the System Console.

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 Extended List of Software Technologies that are available for review and evaluation. The software technologies (or Z-Packs) provide individual programming examples, documentation and test data files in a single package. The Z-Packs are usually in zip format to reduce the amount of time to download.

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

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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

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