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VSAM for COBOL Programmers

Recommended Duration:
2 Days
Version
Enterprise COBOL. Also appropriate for shops running COBOL for OS/390 and VM, COBOL for MVS & VM, COBOL/370, VS COBOL II, COBOL for VSE, or any ANSI 85 COBOL.
Benefits
Students who complete this course will be able to define, load, print, and delete VSAM data sets, and to process VSAM data sets from COBOL programs.
Audience
COBOL programmers who need to work with VSAM data sets, both from an AMS (Access Method Services) perspective, and from COBOL programs.
Prerequisites
The student should be able to code a COBOL program and   be able to code JCL to run simple batch jobs.
Major Topics
  • VSAM concepts and terms
  • ESDS, KSDS, RRDS, LSDS
  • Access Method Services Commands
  • COBOL interfaces to VSAM data
  • File status checking
  • Alternate indexes
Exercises
There are six exercises.