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Easytrieve to COBOL Migration

 
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AbhisekMohanty

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Easytrieve to COBOL Migration
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Hi,

We are looking for any tool or utility to migrate Easytrieve to COBOL. If anybody has any details about this, then please let me know.



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Abhisek
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Suggest you search the web for "easytrieve to cobol". . . There are multiple places that advertise tools or services to do this.

My experience with these (and other conversions/migrations as well) is that the product/service does the trivial conversions quite well, but the complicated/convoluted processes are not handled so well - and maybe not at all. Even if the generated replacement source works, it is typically not maintenance-friendly.

Another consideration is how Easytrieve is being used. Suggest a careful review of the code to be converted/migrated be done. It is tempting to reach for some "magic bullet", but often it is money wasted.
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