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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 pm    Post subject: Creation of Test data with clist/rexx/file-aid
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In my shop developers are not given access to production data so we need to create the data by our self.

I have coded couple of COBOL programs and need to create data for unit testing.

Please suggest me whether I can use clist/rexx/file-aid or any other tool to create the file with cobol structure and insert the data. pls dont suggest me to write a cobol program.

If you could provide code samples that will be great.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:53 pm    Post subject:
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Yeap u can use fileaid for this.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Creation of Test data
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For Navigating between production and test we used use FTP program
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: Creation of Test data
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Hi Guptae, i would like to know steps to create the file with structure mentioned in the cobol copy book. I know there is way as of now i dont remember. Please advise.

kgumraj. I cannot enter into production region that means even reading is ot possible. so FTP out of scope.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:38 am    Post subject:
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hi,

Creation of TEST Data should be done with utmost care. usually, client should provide the data for you.

Else....U need to hard code the input in the input-layout with valid data.(U may also need to refer databases-some times).

You can use File-Aid Edit Option to open a dataset in Edit mode in a copybook layout and hard code the positions with valid data.

~Vamsi
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject:
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You can use IEBDG (Test Data Generator).

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks for the input.

tools like IEBDG I want for my requirement. I know i can use fileaid, but i need some tools. Could you please give more info on IEBDG and how it works or is it shop specific.

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IEBDG is an MVS utility, thus it exists on any MVS machine. More details and examples can be found in the link I provided above.

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