Year 2000 Mainframe Survival Guide

Year 2000 Mainframe Survival Guide

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Year 2000 Mainframe Survival Guide will help every IT professional master the skills they need to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime market opportunity - and to provide legacy data migration solutions long after the Year 2000. And if you're a former mainframe programmer, you won't find a better refresher anywhere! This concise tutorial and reference covers an exceptionally wide range of mainframe technologies, including ISPF program development facility; COBOL syntax, structure, subroutines, and sorting; JCL syntax, statements, and catalog procedures; IBM and third-party utilities, including SYNCSORT; VSAM; and IMS database programming, IMS DC, and CICS.
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  • Mixed media product | 384 pages
  • 175.26 x 228.6 x 45.72mm | 1,179.33g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130104817
  • 9780130104816

Table of contents


1. Mainframe Environment.

Computers, Users, and Developers. Development Environment.

2. Future of the Mainframe Environment.

Operating Systems. Software Development. Database Management Systems. Conclusion.

3. Year 2000 Problem.

What is the Year 2000 Problem? Legacy Applications. What is the Solution? Year 2000 Project Phases. Conclusion.


4. ISPF/PDF. Primary Option.

Environment (Option 0). Editing (Option 2). Data-Set Utilities (Option 3). Time-Share Option (TSO) (Option 6). User-Defined Options (Option U). Conclusion.


Anatomy of a COBOL Programming.SELECT Clauses and File Section. Working-Storage Section. I/O. ASSIGNMENT Statement. PERFORM Statement. IF THEN ELSE Statement.CASE Structure. Arithmetic. ARRAYS and TABLES. Subroutines. Sorting.

6. JCL.

JCL Syntax. JOB Statement. EXEC Statement. DD Statements. CDG - Generation Data Group. Concatenation. Refer Back. JES2/JES3 Statements. Cataloged Procedures.

7. Utilities.

IBM Utilities. SORT.

8. Command Procedure Languages.

TSO CLIST. ISPF Dialog Manager.REXX.

9. VSAM.

Anatomy of VSAM. Access Method Services. Definition of Clusters. Copying Data Sets. Printing Data Sets. How to Verify a KSDS or ESDS. Exporting and Importing. Alternate INDEX. VSAM I/O in COBOL Programs.Execution JCL for the VSAM Program. File Status Code Values Table.

10. IMS-DB.

Access Methods. Types of Programs. Design Change for Original Example. DBDGEN. PSBGEN. SELECTs and FDs. Working-Storage. Linkage-Section. Procedure Division. Command Codes. Multiple PCBs. Secondary Indexes. Checkpoint/Restart. JCL Changes.

11. DB2.

DB2 Environments. DB2 DDL. PSB with DB2. WORKING-STORAGE. LINKAGE SECTION. PROCEDURE DIVISION. SQL.SYSTEM Tables. Precompile Compile and Link.BIND.Executing the DB2 Program.


MFS Screen Formatting. DO and ENDDO. PSB. IMS Transaction Processing. COBOL Programming. SPA.ROLLBACK. Batch Processing.

13. CICS.

Anatomy of a CICS Program. BMS Details. On-Line Application Example.

14. Reporting Tools.


15. Testing Tools.

Testing Methodology. BTS.DFSDDLT0. COMPAREX. SPUFI. FILE-AID. XPEDITER. Common System Completion Codes. Dump Reading.

16. Performance.

MICS. STROBE. IMF. Monitors. Explain.

17. Year 2000 Remediation.

Deciding What to Fix. Revisions to Sample Code. Compliance of Vendor Software.

Appendix A: PC/Mainframe Connectivity.
Appendix B: Tips for UNIX/C Programmers.
Appendix C: Event-Driven Programming Tips.
Appendix D: Typical Interview Questions.
Appendix E: Installation-Specific Information.
Appendix F: Web Sites for Further Information.
Appendix G: Software on CD-ROM.
Appendix H: Contents of CD-ROM.
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About Mary Easwaran

AHMED ALOMARI, Senior Performance Engineer at Oracle Corporation, has extensive hands-on experience in tuning large-scale UNIX database systems. Alomari has written and spoken extensively on Oracle and UNIX optimization. He resides in Redwood City, CA. Alomari is the author of two previous Prentice Hall PTR books on Oracle performance optimization, including Oracle 8 and UNIX Performance Tuning.
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