We are currently working on a project which will at a later date will require alof of data conversion on our existing system to fit the new file structures which are currently been developed. The project is been developed using COBOL on an iSeries, the old and new files will all be physical files.
I was hoping if someone out there could give me a few pointers on how to approach a conversion project. I am aware that all conversion projects are different but was hoping that there may be a book or website which somone has used before that they found useful and helpful. Most of the staff that will be working on this will be coming from a 'developement' background.
Without going into too much detail we have had small conversion projects where we used a COBOL program to 'convert' the data. Perhaps there are better tools out there that someone could point me towards.
Thanks in Advance,