Wow, that's pretty cool. I've always done it through a COBOL layer either via network protocols like APPC, remote access CICS products or even DB2 stored procedures. The JDBC mapping sounds pretty neat!
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Yeah, I will take a look at it too. I might need to access a vsam file from web in one of my current projects.
Joined: May 17, 2005
Thanks Jeanne. That was helpful.
Stan, Can we update VSAM files through DB2 stored procedures?
Joined: Jan 29, 2003
I never worked directly with that tool ... ConnectDirect or DirectConnect or something. It turned API calls into remote calls to COBOL stored procs. It was my company's "official" way to call mainframe COBOL from remote systems for a while. Back then my project used LU6.2/APPC to great effect and the company now focuses on MQ-Series.