Thanks for the information. We converted our batch system to the 400 a few years ago. It was a very straight forward move. We had been running RPGII. It was very easy to convert the RPGII to RPG400. The biggest part was converting all of the JCL to CLs and CLPs on the 400. It is pretty easy and there are equivalents to most of the JCL commands. We use sorts in our CLs as we are still on a flat file system and have not developed our data base yet. There was a tremendous increase in productivity once we had moved our batch to the 400. Thanks! Dusty Hansen 801-233-3248 email@example.com "Mark Villa" <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 01/01/2002 01:17:43 PM Please respond to email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org cc: (bcc: Dusty Hansen/UT/FBFS) Subject: RE: Converting from CICS (was no subject) ~~~I would like to tell you that we have implemented CICS/400 ~~~for the VSE/CICS ~~~programs/applications. IT SCREAMS ... when we started, we Awesome task list! Would love to have been involved in this from a learning perspective. Curious, how many people does it take for six months? or how to judge the man-hours if it ever comes up? I understand the challenge of the CICS conversion, and believe that baby has be near perfect, but the job streams for batch would seem to be the real challenge. It is also EASY to see mentally how CICS/400 would scream past a VSE box with current hardware. I had often thought what I would do if fell into this conversion. I had thought of using the System/36 environment type coding on the AS/400 for batch processes, if it was an emergency rush job type thing, as a stepping stone to ILE. It also lets you break all the rules like VSE Cobol. The S/36 Cobol and OCL is the closest thing to JCL using VSAM I've seen. I would think it was strikingly similar if IBM was not the vendor for both. It's almost a one to one relationship between OCL, sorts, Cobol not initializing working storage, etc. Very interesting notes. Thanks for sharing it! Mark Villa in Charleston SC _______________________________________________ This is the COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400 (COBOL400-L) mailing list To post a message email: COBOL400-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/cobol400-l or email: COBOL400-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cobol400-l.
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