Table of Contents


  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. Datatype Reference
  17. Configure the Web Browser

Configuring the Table Tab

Configuring the Table Tab

Configure the Table tab of a COBOL source definition similar to the way you configure a flat file definition. However, with a COBOL definition, you also need to consider storage type.
The Integration Service supports COMP-1 word storage in network byte order and with the floating point in the IEEE 754 4 byte format. Also, the Integration Service supports COMP-2 word storage in network byte order and with the floating point in the IEEE 754 8 byte format.
You may need to switch to byte storage for IBM VS COBOL and MicroFocus COBOL-related data files by selecting the IBM COMP option in the source definition. The Integration Service provides COMP word storage by default. COMP columns are 2, 4, and 8 bytes on IBM mainframes. COMP columns can be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 bytes elsewhere, when derived through MicroFocus COBOL. Clear the IBM COMP option to use byte storage.
The following table describes the COBOL file properties that you can set on the Table tab:
Table Option
Rename button
Use the Rename button to rename the source definition and enter a business name for the source definition.
Owner Name
Not applicable for COBOL files.
Additional comments about the source definition.
Database Type
Source location or type. This must be set to VSAM.
Indicates the storage type. If selected, the Integration Service uses word storage. Otherwise, it uses byte storage.
Flat File Type
Select Fixed-width.
Advanced button
Use the Advanced button to open a dialog box with fixed-width options.

Updated July 02, 2020