Working at a small company that has your basic DDS file structure and
Normal I/O access besides some embedded SQL in COBOL mixed in. We use IBM
for the server/software, but seems like biggest issues for us is adding
fields to our main files. One issue is for all these years there never was
a logical layer standard put in place, so most programs read the physical
directly and some do use logicals. Most logicals were compiled and have
not been look at for years. Just wondering what other places that mostly
use COBOL have done, do you use a change management system, have a logical
layer in place, or like us just have to recompile bunch of programs?

Also, does anyone have any good references of companies or consultants that
have come in and given some recommendations of processes and things you
could change mostly database design?

Located in Ohio

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