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Conversion of IMSADF II Source to ISPF TABLE Format

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061660D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

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IBM

Related People

Brammer, JE: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for converting the IMS Application Development Facility II (IMSADF II) rule generator source to the Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) table format so that the user can maintain the IMSADF II rule definitions using the Interactive Application Development Facility (IADF) feature of IMSADF II. The method provides a migration mechanism for all IMSADF II users from a batch environment of source maintenance to an ISPF/TSO environment of source maintenance through IADF. It is applicable to other systems in which source code is to be converted to a table format. Previously, the IMSADF II user who desired to use IADF to maintain rule definitions had to enter the rule definitions for the user's existing applications interactively into IADF.

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Conversion of IMSADF II Source to ISPF TABLE Format

This article describes a method for converting the IMS Application Development Facility II (IMSADF II) rule generator source to the Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) table format so that the user can maintain the IMSADF II rule definitions using the Interactive Application Development Facility (IADF) feature of IMSADF II. The method provides a migration mechanism for all IMSADF II users from a batch environment of source maintenance to an ISPF/TSO environment of source maintenance through IADF. It is applicable to other systems in which source code is to be converted to a table format. Previously, the IMSADF II user who desired to use IADF to maintain rule definitions had to enter the rule definitions for the user's existing applications interactively into IADF. The process of entering the rule definitions into IADF means possibly hundreds of screens of data entry. The advantages of using the present method to convert existing rule source information into the IADF format are to make the conversion process much less time consuming and to prevent the chance of data entry errors by automating the conversion process. The actual conversion takes place in two steps: EXTRACTION and TABLE CREATION. In the first step, a sequential file is created which contains keyword information from the rules source. Some keyword defaults are generated to further document the original rules. In the second step, ISPF tables are created for an application system. The IMSADF II rule information is then loaded into t...