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MicroFocus COBOL on AIX 6 with Oracle 11

MicroFocus COBOL on AIX 6 with Oracle 11

MicroFocus COBOL on AIX 6 with Oracle 11

(OP)
Hi all,

Just looking for some guidance on what would be the best option(s) to set up our new COBOL environment on this mix.
MF Cobol Server Express 5 - latest version of the compiler
AIX 6
Oracle 11.
we will be working on 64bit mode

Intention is to look at what are the best options with regards to performance/ease of maintenance of the application objects.

Main system is made up of the following groups.
Online programs - 1 start program, and then several programs being called from that one with accepts/displays.

Batch Programs - 1 main program normally turned into a executable so far. May change

Then we have the following groups.
Sub-programs - all type of subroutines that will be common to both the online and batch programs mentioned above.
IO-Modules - special type of sub-programs that contain all access to Oracle

In total we have over 8k COBOL programs, with around 20% of those being batch programs that will run on their own (linked with the sub-routines and IO modules as required).

So far on the previous OS most of the batch programs were static linked with most, but not all, of the sub-routines.

We are now migrating into a new environment (mentioned on top of post), and we are therefore looking for ways to improve the system, so any pointers/guidance/pitfalls of others with experience on this type of system will be mostly welcome.

Main intention unless otherwise sugested is to have everything into compiled into called shared objects, and reference their location at compile/link/runtime.
Use of shared object libraries might be advisable, but would like to know from experience of any pitfalls or issues with relation to using them as shared objects (in the true meaning that object memory will be SHARED).

If anyone wishes to give this help privatly then I can be contacted at frederico_fonseca at the domain below.

Otherwise help posted here is most welcome for everyones benefit
 

Regards

Frederico Fonseca
SysSoft Integrated Ltd
www.syssoft-int.com

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RE: MicroFocus COBOL on AIX 6 with Oracle 11

Sounds over-complex to me. Are there many non-cobol routines?
If not: Just compile to "*.int" modules on your windows development machines, on the aix compile the "*.int" into "*.gnt" and just execute the "*.gnt"s.
All your sources and copybook can remain on the windows environment. I do not know about oracle, but the use their own pre-compiler sounds like a good idea.
  

RE: MicroFocus COBOL on AIX 6 with Oracle 11

(OP)
Dev is made on the unix box itself, not on windows.

Only a few C programs but those not a issue. COBSQL is being used which invokes the Oracle precompiler. not a issue either.

Its all really about how to set up the objects as Callable Shared objects in the best way possible, as I don't particularly like having 8k+ .so on a directory. Could use a .lbr if this was not now deprecated by Microfocus

Regards

Frederico Fonseca
SysSoft Integrated Ltd
www.syssoft-int.com

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