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  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Importing COBOL Sources

Importing COBOL Sources

The Designer uses the data structures stored in the Data Division of a COBOL program to create a source definition. When you import a COBOL file, the Designer looks for a specific COBOL file format, which is different than the standard ANSI format.
The Designer looks for a COBOL file format similar to the following example:
       identification division.        program-id. mead.        environment division.            select file-one assign to "fname".        data division.        file section.        fd  FILE-ONE.         01  SCHOOL-REC.            02  SCHOOL-ID                PIC 9(15).            02  SCHOOL-NM                PIC X(25).            02  CLASS-REC                OCCURS 2 TIMES.                03  CLASS-ID             PIC 9(5).                03  CLASS-NM             PIC X(25).                03  STUDENT-REC       OCCURS 5 TIMES.                    04  STUDENT-ID       PIC 9(15).                    04  STUDENT-NM       PIC X(25).                    04  PARENT-REC    OCCURS 2 TIMES.                        05 PARENT-ID     PIC 9(15).                        05 PARENT-NM     PIC X(25).                 03  TEACHER-REC       OCCURS 3 TIMES.                    04  TEACHER-ID       PIC 9(15).                    04  TEACHER-NM       PIC X(25).              02  SPORT-REC             OCCURS 2 TIMES.                 03  SPORT-TEAM          PIC X(30).        working-storage section.        procedure division.            stop run.


Updated June 25, 2018