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Old 10-27-2017, 06:03 AM   #1
Frank Mander
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Question Linux based Report Writer


I have a serious problem. I'm migrating a 25 year old Icobol system from a DG Aviion, probably one of the last operating on the planet, to Linux. The move of the Icobol programs & data is working well. The problem I have is a report writer that was installed back then. It is / was named Intelligent Query and it worked very well with the Envyr Icobol system, as it existed then. The new, Linux based, Icobol system uses Rev 7 / 8 cisam data files, and I'm trying to find a product on the market that can access these data files, and has certain features that IQ had. The major requirement is that the report writer can be called from a shell script, using the name of the procedure to be run. The user runs procedures overnight, and wants to find csv's reports, excel files, etc, available the next morning.
Does anyone know of an available product that can do this?

Many thanks for looking

Frank
 
Old 10-27-2017, 10:52 AM   #2
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The following is not a recent discussion, but the products mentioned are still available.
http://businessintelligence.ittoolbo...l-data-3531334
 
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:20 AM   #3
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The following is not a recent discussion, but the products mentioned are still available.
http://businessintelligence.ittoolbo...l-data-3531334
Thanks David for your response. I'll look at more of these, but from what I've seen so far, I don't think that they can address my problem. Because of the increase in speed of processing over the last 25 years, I don't think that there's a need for what I'm looking for. I think that I may have to take another look at this problem from another direction.
 
Old 10-27-2017, 11:56 AM   #4
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Offhand, it seems to me that you might need to write some kind of stub application that can be driven from the command-line and which can then invoke your reporting system.

Ahh ... COBOL and ISAM files ...
 
  


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