On 4/1/2011 5:14 PM, Vern Hamberg wrote:
COBOL actually has stuff to convert data to XML format and even save to
an IFS file, I believe

IMHO, that support is completely useless.

I guess it's okay if you're allowed to make up any XML format you want. But it's impossible to make that Cobol support work according to any existing XML standards. You pretty much have to have the Cobol generate the XML, and then say to everyone "this is going to be our standard for XML messages."

- just did a quick look to see what is there. RPG
can only read at this time with its op-codes.

Writing code that does the equivalent of the Cobol support would take you about 5 minutes. It's not exactly rocket science.

Coding XML output isn't really hard -- unless you want things like templating and schema validation. (Which the Cobol stuff doesn't even come close to supporting.)

That's why it's so hard to make a recommendation on something like this without knowing *anything* at all about what the OP is looking for. Depending on the needs, you might be able to whip this together very simple and quick and have it work great.

Or you may need to incorporate the XML Toolkit and/or call a Java routine, to get the level of support you need.

It entirely depends on the requirements of the project, which we weren't told anything about.

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