Import COBOL source library to a desktop PC?

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Import COBOL source library to a desktop PC?

Postby Neeraj N » Fri May 05, 2017 10:53 pm


Can anyone of you please tell me if there is any way using which we can import from a COBOL source library on mainframe to a desktop PC?

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Re: Import COBOL source library to a desktop PC?

Postby Robert Sample » Fri May 05, 2017 11:39 pm

That will depend -- is the COBOL source library a PDS? Endevor or Pan Valet or LIBRARIAN or something else? For a PDS, a simple FTP from the PC to the mainframe works fine -- turn off prompting, use the CD FTP subcommand to navigate to the fully qualified PDS name, and issue the MGET * subcommand in FTP. Other source code management packages usually have a way to unload all the source but it may require specialized JCL -- see the manuals for the precise possibilities and requirements.

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