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shanudarling
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Creat a tool like a file aid but only for brows option
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Hi all

I need to creat a tool like a file aid but only for brows option. in this

' one can browes copybook and get the offset of all filed in that copy book.

actually i had only skill se t of cobol db2 and jcl,

don't know rexx and clist so plz help me urgently that how can I do this.. icon_neutral.gif icon_neutral.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: creat a tool
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shanudarling wrote:
Hi all

I need to creat a tool like a file aid but only for brows option. in this

' one can browes copybook and get the offset of all filed in that copy book.

actually i had only skill se t of cobol db2 and jcl,

don't know rexx and clist so plz help me urgently that how can I do this.. icon_neutral.gif icon_neutral.gif


and out put need to come like this

ws-name , ws-age
(1:30) , (32:34)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject:
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don't know rexx and clist so plz help me urgently that how can I do this..

Unfortunately the urgency of the matter is not our problem as our help is given on a voluntary basis.

Who's idea was it to do this in REXX and allocate it to you with your limited / null REXX knowledge.

Have you searched the forum and/or google - as I recall this topic being discussed in the past.

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and out put need to come like this

ws-name , ws-age
(1:30) , (32:34)

Please do not ask for code - this is a HELP forum, not a Do it for me forum icon_evil.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject:
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I wrote something like this in the early 1990ies. icon_cool.gif

It was my first real piece of REXX and it took me a fair amont of time. Sadly for you, it's written to parse PL/I copybooks, but given that COBOL is a lot easier than PL/I, it should take you far less time to write your own version. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Probably, i'm too simplistic, but if there is any urgency, why not just use FileAid and make sure you are in Browse. . .?

This will get the info you want immediately. . .
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:08 am    Post subject:
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I wager this requirement is to create input for some 3rd party file conversion utility and/or data mapping activity. Parsing working storage/copy books is a pretty easy subset of cobol, but if it's your first time writing a parser the learning curve is pretty steep. And if you don't know the relavent implemenatation tools/language (C, Flex, Bison, etc...) it will be that much more difficult.

I'd look at the OpenCobol source for an example.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject:
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If it is urgent try to extact only those filed by SORT & Using Outrec Fields... to another file. It will be very easier.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:53 pm    Post subject: info
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May I know if your copybooks have OCCURS clause ?
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