Our JAVA folks are using WebSphere. We are trying to get an interface up and running. Most of the existing interfaces use a single record layout, like "give me the current balance for customer 99", and they get back "Balance is $100."
This time there are many different layouts, in a hierarchical format:
----TRANSACTION 1 A
----TRANSACTION 1 B
----TRANSACTION 2 A
----TRANSACTION 2 B
Now, there can be a varying number of CUSTOMERs and TRANSACTIONs. There can be NO transactions.
What I'm hearing today is that we'll need to create a single copybook: