RM TO VISUAL Cobol Conversion ISAM File

Hello Team,

I am Currently in RM COBOL With ISAM File. We don't want to Use the ISAM Files anymore , So with Visual COBOL Migration How we can upgrade the ISAM File to Store in Database any RDBMS. Do you have any Tools or capabilities in VS COBOL which will directly connect to the RDBMS. 

Please share a training video if you have.. Thanks..

  • There are a number of options available to access a database from within COBOL. You can use embedded SQL statements like EXEC SQL CONNECT ...END-EXEC using the OpenESQL preprocessor, or you can use Oracle Pro*COBOL with our COBSQL preprocessor, or you can use standard COBOL I-O syntax to access a database using the Micro Focus Database File Handler,

    These are all documented in the section here.

    It really depends on what your needs are.

    If you provide more detail as to what approach you are interested in, I could possibly make a recommendation.

    Chris Glazier
    Rocket Software - Principal Technical Support Specialist
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  • Thanks For the INFO. My Requirement is to NOT to House the ISAM File anymore and also don't want to change the Program to INCLUDE the SQL DML Statements. Please let me know how I can have my data store in Database RDBMS instead of ISAM file.

    Is there any Tool or connectors that can be used.

    Thanks. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  • There are two options that let you use COBOL I-O statements to access data stored in a database.

    Database connectors has been around for a while and comes from the AcuCOBOL developers and MFDBFH is fairly new and is really our solution going forward. Here are links to the documentation for both.

    Database Connectors

    MFDBFH

    Chris Glazier
    Rocket Software - Principal Technical Support Specialist
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