CA-Easytrieve Plus Advanced Topics

Mainframe Training Overview

This course teaches students the advanced techniques available to use CA-Easytrieve Plus.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion Students will be able to:

  • Use Special-Name Procedures in Easytrieve programs.
  • Use Easytrieve to read, write, and update VSAM files.
  • Generate Easytrieve reports from DB2 tables.
  • Generate Easytrieve reports from IMS databases.
  • Write macros for use in Easytrieve programs.
  • Calling external subroutines from Easytrieve programs.
  • Create executable load modules from Easytrieve programs.
A series of lab exercises will be used to reinforce the classroom education.

This course may be taught as part of a 5-day session in combination with the Easytrieve Plus Fundamentals course.

Mainframe Training Audience

End-users, application programmers, business analysts, and others with a need to create reports using Easytrieve Plus.

Mainframe Training Prerequisites

  • CA-Easytrieve Plus Fundamentals, or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in designing and coding application programs is not required, but will enhance the results of this course.
Mainframe Training Course duration

2 days

Mainframe Training Course outline

Using Special-Name Procedures

  • Purpose
  • JCL Requirements
Processing VSAM Files
  • Sequential VSAM File Processing
  • Random VSAM File Processing
  • Creating VSAM Files
Processing DB2 Tables
  • Overview
  • Environment Section Requirements
  • Library Section Requirements
  • Automatic Loop Processing
    • Embedded SQL
    • SQLCODE
  • Controlled I/O Processing
    • Declaring Cursors
    • Using Cursors
IMS
  • Overview
  • Library Section Requirements
  • DL/I Processing
    • GN
    • GU
    • Path Calls
    • GNP Processing
  • Automatic Loop Processing
Easytrieve Macros
  • Defining Macros
  • Using Macros
  • Parameter Substitution in Macros
Miscellaneous Topics
  • Calling External Subroutines
  • Accessing JCL PARM field data
  • Creating Easytrieve Program Load Modules

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