• Using AS400 COBOL or CL Program to Call an Excel File and Pass Parameters Back and Forth from 400 to Excel Back to 400

    [html xmlns=""> I am beginning my investigation to figure out how to use either a 400/COBOL program or a CL program to call an excel spreadsheet that requires three parameters to a calculation and to return a value back to my 400/COBOL program of CL program so that I then can use that value in my...

    400Programmer185 pointsBadges:
  • Serving web pages from the ILE

    In ILE Cobol I can create and XML document using the built in XML generate (and XML parse) statements. How do I go from there to serve this to a browser? I would like to use a web page IDE tool that I hope can output XSL and then merge the XML and XSL to give HTML to be served to the browser. I am...

    JohnDavids35 pointsBadges:
  • Getting a decimal data error when making a change in COBOL AS/400

    Hi, I am doing a change in COBOL pgm in as400. Requirement is to replace an existing input file with a new one and move its field values to the output file. There is a difference here as old input file had the particular field in numeric and the new input file has it in decimal. I have used COPY...

    itkr125 pointsBadges:
  • Rename Clause

    Hi, Can any one please tell me what is Rename Clause and the use of Rename clause? I know only we are using 66 level for Rename clause in Cobol Program. Thanks In advance. Suchi..

    Heramba5 pointsBadges:
  • tutorials

    hi all. i wanted to ask if anyone knows any sites where i can download free ebooks or free tutorials. thx.

    Mmm5550 pointsBadges:
  • Activation Group Number in Call Stack

    When the activation group number as displayed in the call stack (WRKJOB, option 11) changes during execution, but the activation group name does not change; does that mean a new activation group is being initialized.  The job is a prestart job executing a stored procedure, externally defined as...

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  • Can an AS/400 COBOL pgm have a logical & physical file open and referenced at the same time

    In the COBOL program, using calls to IO modules, can the same file be opened with a physical fiile definition and a logical file definition at the same time? Or can it be opened as a physical file and then read by logical key and updated with physical key? Or does the file have to be opened as...

    khalon15 pointsBadges:
  • High values from EBCDIC to ASCII not converting correctly

    WHEN CONVERTING AN EBCDIC FILE WITH HIGH-VALUES(X'FF' CAPITAL 'Y' WITH 2 DOTS OVER IT) TO ASCII HIGH-VALUES, MICROFOCUS IS RETURNING X('9F', CAPITAL 'Y' WITH 2 DOTS OVER IT), NOT X('FF', LOWER CASE 'y' WITH 2 DOTS OVER IT) IN THE ASCII FILE, THEY ARE CONVERING/MATCHING TO THE EBCDIC AND ASCII...

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  • SAP or Mainframe

    hi.       I m fresher and want to go into specilaisation either to SAP or Mainframe.I have an aggreagte of 60% throughout my degree of B.E in I.T.  I am little bit confuse to which option to choose right now? So if anybody plaese help me to sort out this quetion  

    Virajfresher5 pointsBadges:
  • Contention when locking an on-line VSAM file using ENQ/DEQ. All users are being locked out of entire file.

    We are running IBM's Check Processing Control System (CPCS) which is written in Cobol & Assembler. CPCS calls Control Machine (CTMC) which is a Conix product also written in Cobol & Assembler.  CPCS captures check data and CTMC posts, balances, etc.  These programs run as tasks in an on-line...

    NanetteHaraden20 pointsBadges:
  • Dynamic file allocation in a COBOL subroutine

    I have successfully coded dynamic file allocation in a COBOL program.  My problem is this: I need to dynamically allocate the file in a central subroutine and then be able to open and close that file from the program that calls the subroutine to allocate the file.  Is this possible and if so, how?

    Ctrevino10 pointsBadges:
  • IKJEFT01 – COND CODE 61

    I'm trying to run a job which runs the program IKJEFT01 an it abends with return code 61. Does anybody knows what this means?

    Nyrmar5 pointsBadges:
  • Ensuring VSAM files are closed before COBOL program updates

    We have several VSAM files within a CICS online system that need to be closed so that a batch job can run against the files and update some of them. Right now we issue the cemt commands in batch but the files aren't actually closed at the time the COBOL program runs against them and an abend occurs...

  • How do I use DateDiff in cobol using SELECT statement?

    how to use DateDiff in cobol using SELECT satement.

    Ije35 pointsBadges:
  • Renames clause in cobol

    while using renames clause we are defining dataname-1 thru dataname-n. if i am having same datanames in another group which output can i expect?

    Renames5 pointsBadges:
  • adding field on screen DSPF

    Hi, i added a new field on the screen, declared the variable just like a similar one present in the screen. now I am changing the COBOL program of the same screen. I used the same variable to move value into it. As test I and to check whether issue is with how i have declared the variable in dspf I...

    itkr125 pointsBadges:
  • System Date in COBOL/400

    How to get the system date in the format of CCYYMMDD(*ISO) or MMDDCCYY(*USA) same like RPG400? Can anyone pls help?

  • COBOL date reformatting

    I am getting a date from DB2 and I need to reformat it in COBOL. It will eventually be used in DOC1 so I need it to look like a date (i.e. with slashes or dashes). DOC1 was not recognizing the date I am passing in because right now it is just a numerical string, so I could not cast it as a date in...

    Skmcm40 pointsBadges:
  • COBOL/400 program object source

    A Search400.com reader has asked this question: I am facing a problem regarding a COBOL/400 program object without source. Is there any utility like RTVCLSRC to retrieve the source code?

    AS400 - Ask the Expert485 pointsBadges:
  • Seeking Help with SQL SUBSTR Function using Host Variables in COBOL

    Hello All I am currently on version V5R2 and I am trying to make a COBOL program produce some parsed fields from one large field. I have trying to use host variables for al three arguments in the SUBSTR function. The SQL compiler will take a host variable as argument number one but not for argument...

    FCARPENTER200 pointsBadges:

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