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jose.jeyan

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Database connectivity in PC cobol
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can anyone help me for connecting database with pc cobol pls reply me i am in urgent need wat database can i connect with pc cobol..
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:38 pm    Post subject:
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You mean DB2/Access/IMS/Sybase? Any of them, I think! However, you will almost certainly need something that will act as an agent for your DB requests. You don't mention where you are running your COBOL - this will make a big difference to which databases will be available to you.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject:
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OK, so you do mention PC COBOL - sorry, I didn't read your post properly!

Do you have a database in mind? I am not too familiar with PC COBOL, but my guess would be that a PC database would be the easiest to connect to.

Or do you have an existing database that you need to connect to?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: regarding database connetivity explained see in
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hey cheetz,
Thanks for ur consideration.I am speaking abt the mf cobol (ie not connected with mainframe system).This is micro focus cobol ver - cobol 74.
I am asking whether i can connect any database like mc access or oracle with cobol program,just like using odbc jdbc in java for connecting database Is there any special command used for connecting the database with our progam . And how can i do that...
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OK, sorry, I'm not sure that I can be a great deal of help, but when I last used MF COBOL, it was set up to access Access. I think that it's a native ability of Windows to be able to talk to an Access database.

If you wanted to connect to a different type of database that is running on the same PC I would expect that the install procedure of that particular DB would at the very least ask you if you wanted it to set up the correct ODBC drivers etc.

However, if you wanted to, say, connect to a DB2 DB on a mainframe, or maybe a DB on an AIX machine, you would probably (and this is just thinking on the fly) have to d/l some specific drivers - probably provided by the DB vendors.

Can you be more specific about your requirements?
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hey i am working on a mainframe systems and i am doing a project privately with mfcobol and i am need of connecting a database since i have to maintain a lot of data such as update,retreive since it will be more easy when compared to files. thats why
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject:
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OK, so, do you have MS Access?
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yeah
so can i connect .In which division i have to specify and wat to be coded for connecting
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject:
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Have you had a look at this? ...

http://www.easysoft.com/applications/micro-focus-cobol/server-express-openesql-odbc.html
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