Test Cases
Unit, Application and System Testing
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  Introduction
  Test Cases
  1, Non-Relational Data Processing
  2, Move a PDS to a Windows Folder
  3, Compare Two Data Files
  4, Sort a File & Generate a Report
  5, Create 80-Byte Sequential Test Files
  6, Validate Numeric Data Integrity
  7, SORT/ALTSEQ for ASCII & EBCDIC
  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

A list of Test Cases that may be used in the Unit, Application and System Test environments. The suite of jobs and programs may be used for Regression Testing or User Acceptance Testing.


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The following provides a brief description of the Test Cases with links for additional information about each test case.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 1, Non-Relational Data Processing

Test Case-01 will describe and demonstrate how JCL and COBOL programs that are currently executed on an IBM/ZOS Mainframe System can be executed on a Linux, UNIX or Windows (LUW) System using Micro Focus Server. A secondary objective is to describe and demonstrate how to migrate, convert and maintain the non-relational data structures used by the application.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Non-Relational Data Processing Techniques that are currently used on a Mainframe System running ZOS or a Linux, UNIX or Windows System running Micro Focus Enterprise Server. The intent is to describe and demonstrate a process for maintaining a single source string that may be compiled and executed across a variety of platforms.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 2, Move a PDS to a Windows Folder

Test Case-02 will describe and demonstrate a documented process to transfer the application assets from a Mainframe System running ZOS to a Windows System running Micro Focus Enterprise Developer. Application Assets are source members stored in Partitioned Data Sets (PDS's) on a Mainframe System.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Transfer all the members within a PDS to a Windows Directory using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This approach uses the IEBPTPCH Utility Program (available on a ZOS Mainframe System) to extracts all the members from a PDS and concatenates the members into a single sequential file. Each member in the file will be preceded by a record that contains the member name. The single sequential file is then transferred to the target system.

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Test Case-03 will describe and demonstrate how to compare (on a record-by-record basis) the content of two non-relational data structures such as a sequential file and/or a VSAM Data Sets. The process for comparing the data structures is executable on an IBM/ZOS Mainframe System or on a Linux, UNIX or Windows (LUW) System using Micro Focus Server. Also, the process is supported in a development, test or production environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to Compare Two Data Files and track record inserts and deletes. The primary objective of this test case is to describe and demonstrate how to compare (on a record-by-record basis) the content of two non-relational data structures such as a sequential file and/or a VSAM Data Sets. The process for comparing the data structure should be executable on an IBM/ZOS Mainframe System or on a Linux, UNIX or Windows (LUW) System using Micro Focus Server. Also, the process should be supported in a development, test or production environment.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 4, Sort a File & Generate a Report

Test Case-04 will describe and demonstrate a documented process to sort a record sequential file and produce a report with sub-totals and final totals. The process for sorting and producing the report will use the SORT program and is executable on an IBM/ZOS Mainframe System or on a Linux, UNIX or Windows (LUW) System using Micro Focus Server. Also, the process is supported in a development, test or production environment.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to sort a record sequential file and produce a report with sub-totals and final totals. The process for sorting and producing the report will use the SORT program and is executable on an IBM/ZOS Mainframe System or on a Linux, UNIX or Windows (LUW) System using Micro Focus Server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 5, Create 80-Byte Sequential Test Files

Test Case-05 will show the level of support/compatibility of the various numeric formats that are used on a Mainframe System and supported on a Linux, UNIX or Windows System with Micro Focus Enterprise Server. This test case will describe and demonstrate a documented process for creating a set of test files that will contain text strings and various numeric formats such as Zoned-Decimal, Packed-Decimal or BINARY.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to create sequential test files with 80-byte records that will contain records with text strings and various numeric formats such as Zoned Decimal, Packed Decimal and Binary. A HEX dump program is provided for viewing the physical (or internal) structure of the various numeric formats.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section 6, Validate Numeric Data Integrity

Test Case-06 will describe and demonstrate a documented process that will read test files containing various numeric formats. Totals will be accumulated for user-defined numeric fields using a COBOL copy file that defines the record and numeric structures. The totals will be posted to SYSOUT along with a record count.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to validate the numeric integrity of numeric values within a file by checking the numeric format/content and accumulating check-sum totals and record counts.

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Test Case-07 will describe and demonstrate by example how to sort ASCII-encoded Files into an EBCDIC collating sequence or EBCDIC-encoded files into an ASCII collating sequence using the ALTSEQ function of the Mainframe SORT or the ALTSEQ function of the Micro Focus SORT.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore how to sort ASCII-encoded Files into an EBCDIC collating sequence or EBCDIC-encoded files into an ASCII collating sequence using the ALTSEQ function of the Mainframe SORT or the ALTSEQ function of the Micro Focus SORT.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This document provides a list of Test Cases that may be used in the Unit, Application and System Test environments. The suite of jobs and programs may be used for Regression Testing or User Acceptance Testing. 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.

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.

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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and 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 COBOL Connection for more examples of COBOL programming techniques and sample code.

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.

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

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