Suprtool 6.0.11 for HP-UX:

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by Robelle Solutions Technology Inc.

 

 


 

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Contents

Introducing Suprtool Version 6.0  4

Overview. 4

Highlights in Suprtool 6.0. 4

Highlights in Suprtool 5.9. 5

Itanium vs PA_RISC. 5

Compatibility. 6

Itanium Compatibility. 7

CPU Serial Number (uname) 7

Documentation. 7

Installation   8

Overview. 8

Installation Instructions 8

Installation Assistance. 8

Enhancements in Version 6.0  9

Introduction. 9

$List NOSAMETO.. 9

BackwardChain. 9

$INRECNUM.. 9

$LEADZEROZ. 10

$LEADZEROB. 10

You can clean it up with the following: 11

$JUSTIFYL. 11

$JUSTIFYR. 12

$RESPACE. 12

SDLINUX UTILITY. 13

Enhancements in Version 5.9  16

Introduction. 16

$Month. 16

Excel Command. 16

Json Output 17

Multiple Json Commands 18

Bugs Fixed  21

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.8.11. 21

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.8.10. 21

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.7.11. 21

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.7. 21

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.6.11. 21

 

 

 

Introducing Suprtool Version 6.0

Overview

Use Suprtool/UX to read, select, and sort data from Oracle, Allbase and Eloquence databases and data files with fixed-length records. Suprtool/UX is designed to be similar to Suprtool for MPE while providing necessary HP-UX features.

Suprlink/UX provides high-speed data-file linking based on a sort key. Use STExport to convert fields in a self-describing input file into an output file that can be imported into different applications.

Highlights in Suprtool 6.0.11

·             Suprtool has a new function called $length that will return a single integer value of the length of a byte and/or numeric field.

·             The $ROBELLE variable has been expanded to 58 characters.

·             Suprtool has a new option called Set EditSignNeutral which tells the $edit function to treat Neutral zoned and packed fields to be positive and treated as such by the $edit function.

Highlights in Suprtool 6.0.10

·             Suprlink now supports 8192 bytes on both the input file and the link file.

·             Suprlink now supports 16384 bytes on the output file in Suprlink

·             Stexport now supports 8192 bytes on both the input file and output files.

Highlights in Suprtool 6.0

·             The List command now has a NOSAMETO option to turn off the SAMETO feature.

·             Set Backwardchain On, will cause the Chain command to do a backward chained read.

·             STExport has a new set command called Set Excel Leadzero On which tells the Excel command to add leading zeroes to the fields specified in the Excel Preserve command.

·             Suprtool has a new function available to the if/extract commands called $inrecnum, which expects a double integer result.

·             Suprtool has a new function called $leadzeroz, which will add leading zeroes to a display field and will optionally justify the field.

·             Suprtool has a four new string handling functions, specifically, $justifyl, $justifyr, $leadzerob and $respace.

·             The Add command to add data to an Oracle table would fail on some tables with an abort if there were a large number of tables in the database.

 

Highlights in Suprtool 5.9

·     A new function in Suprtools if/extract engine called $month is capable of adding or subtracting months for a given date.

·     Stexport has a new command called Excel command which allows you to format a field in a format that allows leading zeroes or spaces to be preserved.

·     A new option called JSON will output SD data in Java Script Object Notation.

·     The Add command would fail if a Table in an Oracle database accessible by a given username had more than 2.1 billion entries on Oracle 11 and higher.

·     Suprtools new banner would show the incorrect day and day of week in     certain circumstances.  This was cosmetic only.

Itanium vs PA_RISC

There are two types of machines that HP has that run HP-UX, the older machines are based on the PA_RISC chip and the new machines that use the Itanium (and Itanium 2 chips). There are also program files that are specific to each chip. PA_RISC programs can run on both PA_RISC and Itanium machines, however, Itanium programs can only run on Itanium machines.

Any program that runs on Itanium must utilize libraries that match its own program type. Therefore if a PA_RISC program runs on Itanium and looks for a library, it must find/load the PA_RISC version of the libraries that it needs and conversely an Itanium program must load the libraries specific to its type.

How to Tell what Machine I am on?

There are many ways to tell what kind of machine you are on, here are a couple:

uname -m

getconf MACHINE_MODEL

In each case the Itanium machine will typically say ia64 somewhere in the result of the above two commands. PA_RISC machines typically say "9000" somewhere in the string.

What is the Program File Type?

Since there are two types of machines there are also at least two types of program files. Suprtool is primarily either PA_RISC 1.1 or ELF-32 / IA64 which is also known as Itanium. To determine the type of program file you can use the file command:

Itanium

file suprtool

suprtool:       ELF-32 executable object file - IA64

PA_RISC

file suprtool

suprtool:       PA-RISC1.1 executable dynamically linked -not stripped

The PA_RISC binary can run on both platforms but you need to have PA_RISC libraries for Eloquence or Oracle if you are using the Oracle module. An Itanium binary will not run on a PA_RISC machine and will fail with "cannot execute".

Of  course we've made a provision to identify if you are running the ia version of Suprtool in the banner and verify command with the ia after the UX :

SUPRTOOL/UXia/Copyright Robelle Solutions Technology Inc. 1981-2009.

(Version 5.2 Internal)  MON, JUN  8, 2009, 11:26 AM  Type H for help.

PA_RISC Loading

Suprtool by default looks in the libraries in any of the directories named in SHLIB_PATH.  For example to insure that Suprtool resolves the library loads you can set the SHLIB_PATH system wide in your /etc/profile file in the following manner:

 export SHLIB_PATH=/opt/eloquence6/lib/pa11_32:/opt/oracle/lib

If you do not have the SHLIB_PATH variable set to a value where the libraries can be found, Suprtool will then try to load from their default names locations.  For Eloquence the default location is :/opt/eloquence6/lib/pa11_32.

The Oracle interface will first try to load libclntsh.so and then attempt to load libclntsh.sl from $ORACLE_HOME/lib32/libclntsh.sl.

Itanium Loading

You can change Suprtool to pay attention to LD_LIBRARY_PATH and use dlopen to load libraries by setting the environment variable:

export ROBELLE_DYN_LOAD =Y.

It is generally advisable to use DLOPEN or the ROBELLE_DYN_LOAD option when using the Itanium version. The PA_RISC version of Suprtool can use  either type of loading, the default or the dlopen method invoked with ROBELLE_DYN_LOAD.

The Itanium version will make one more attempt at loading the Eloquence libraries from hpux32/libimage3k.sl and hpux32/libeqdb.sl as most users are setting SHLIB_PATH and LD_LIBRARY_NAME pointing to the lib directory.

Compatibility

Fastread option is now set to Off for Suprtool for HP-UX. The Dynamic loading version of Suprtool the option is set to off.

Suprtool production versions 5.1 thru 5.4.01 would incorrectly double the record size for an output,data file when either Set Ifouroutput or Set Oracle Integer were on. This has been fixed but if your script accounted for a doubled record size this may cause and issue as we no longer incorrectly write out double the bytes. If you want to have the old bug behaviour to be re-instated you can Set Oracle DataBug On. The default for this setting is off.

 

Itanium Compatibility

There are a couple of differences in the Itanium version of Suprtool, which you need to be aware of.

The DBEdit module is not available in the Itanium versions of Suprtool. This module is invoked by the EDIT command.

The layout for the Verify command is slightly different then the PA-RISC versions of Suprtool.

CPU Serial Number (uname)

This program runs only on CPUs whose serial numbers have been encoded (the "uname" on HP-UX). If it fails to run and you get an "invalid HPSUSAN" error message, contact Robelle for assistance, via support@robelle.com or the support number at 1.289.480.1060.

Documentation

The user manual contains the full description of all the Suprtool suite of products including Dbedit, Suprlink, STExport, and Suprtool2, as well as usage tips and commands for each. The manuals are up-to-date with all the latest changes. To see only the changes in the latest version, see the "What's New" section of the manual.


 

Installation

Overview

The following instructions describe the installation process of a new Suprtool release. The new version overwrites an existing version of Suprtool on your HP-UX system.

Installation Instructions

There are typically two main types of installations. The first and most often utilized is the Download instructions. You can find the HP-UX download install instructions here:

http://www.robelle.com/downloads/install-sxprod.html

Tape installation instructions can be found here:

http://www.robelle.com/support/install/tape/sxprod.html

Installation Assistance

If you have any questions or run into any problems, please call us. Technical support is available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific time at 1.289.480.1060. Technical support can also be obtained via e-mail at: support@robelle.com  If your new version of software will not run, you can page someone from technical support by calling the support number, or you can typically easily run extend with the disaster option to tide you over until business hours. Instructions for this are available at:

http://www.robelle.com/disaster/

You can download our manuals and Change Notices in various formats and  order printed (hardcopy) manuals from our web site at:

 http://www.robelle.com/library/manuals/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enhancements in Version 6.0

 

Introduction

Suprtool is constantly being updated with new features. The following section describes the new enhancements to Suprtool since Suprtool 5.9

$List NOSAMETO

The List command now has a NOSAMETO option to turn off the SAMETO feature.

BackwardChain

The Set command, Backwardchain when turned on will tell the Chain command to do a Backward Chained read.

$INRECNUM

The if / extract commands can now utilize a new function called $INRECNUM, which allows you to use the input record number in certain tasks. For example, the task below would find record number 11.

    In somefile

    If $inrecnum=11  

You can also, utilize the $inrecnum function in the extract command:

    In somefile

    Def recnum,1,4,double

    Ext recnum=$inrecnum 

The $inrecnum function was designed to find records especially in the instance where duplicate records are in a particular data source and cannot be isolated by any other means.

 

$LEADZEROZ

The if / extract commands can now utilize a new function called $LEADZEROZ, which allows you to add leading zeroes to a specific display field. This was designed specifically for the extract command and fixing up data but can be used in the if command as well.

$NUMBER is capable of fixing up numbers, but the new $LEADZEROZ function is more lightweight and simply adds leading zeroes, and has an option to justify right as shown below. The source data looks like this:

/PRINT LEADZERO

1

 2

  3

   4

    5

     6

      7

       8

      9

10

12

12345

220

You can format with the following:

 

>IN LEADZERO.SUPRTEST

>DEF A,1,12,DISPLAY

>EXT A=$LEADZEROZ(A,J)

>out *

>xeq

000000000001

000000000002

000000000003

000000000004

000000000005

000000000006

000000000007

000000000008

000000000009

000000000010

000000000012

000000012345

000000000220

IN=13, OUT=13. CPU-Sec=1. Wall-Sec=1.

The $LEADZEROZ function cannot fix issues like commas and decimal places in a display field, this can be handled by the $number function.

$LEADZEROB

The if / extract commands can now utilize a new function called $LEADZEROB, which allows you to add leading zeroes to a specific byte field. This was designed specifically for the extract command and fixing up data but can be used in the if command as well. The data looks like this:

/PRINT LEADZERO

1

 2

  3

   4

    5

     6

      7

       8

      9

10

12

12345

220

You can clean it up with the following:

>IN LEADZERO.SUPRTEST

>DEF A,1,12,byte

>EXT A=$LEADZEROB(A,J)

>out *

>xeq

000000000001

000000000002

000000000003

000000000004

000000000005

000000000006

000000000007

000000000008

000000000009

000000000010

000000000012

000000012345

000000000220

IN=13, OUT=13. CPU-Sec=1. Wall-Sec=1.

 

$JUSTIFYL

The if / extract commands can now utilize a new function called $JUSTIFYL, which allows you to left justify text to the left side of a field.

 

>in leadzero

>def b,1,12,byte

>ext b=$justifyl(b)

>out *

>xeq

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

12345

220

IN=13, OUT=13. CPU-Sec=1. Wall-Sec=1.

 

$JUSTIFYR

The if / extract commands can now utilize a new function called $JUSTIFYR, which allows you to right justify text to the right side of a field.

>in leadzero.suprtest

>def a,1,12,byte

>ext a=$justifyr(a)

>out *

>xeq

           1

           2

           3

           4

           5

           6

           7

           8

           9

          10

          12

       12345

         220

IN=13, OUT=13. CPU-Sec=1. Wall-Sec=1.

 

 

 

$RESPACE

The if / extract commands can now utilize a new function called $RESPACE, which allows you to fixup byte data that has multiple spaces in between text. For example your data looks like this:

>in respace.suprtest

>def text,1,40

>ext text

>out *

>xeq

this  is  a  test

 this is a        test

this  is  a   test

this         is a test

this   is   a   test

this is a test

 please note this   is   a     test

this  is   a   test

this    is      a      test

this is a test

       this   is   a   test

 this is a test

this    is    a    test

this is a test

dummy   record

this is a  not   test

silly   record

IN=30, OUT=30. CPU-Sec=1. Wall-Sec=1.

It can easily be fixed up and converted to what is shown below:

 

>in respace.suprtest

>ext text=$respace(text,J)

>out *

>xeq

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

please note this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

this is a test

dummy record

this is a not test

silly record

IN=30, OUT=30. CPU-Sec=1. Wall-Sec=1.

 

 

SDLINUX UTILITY

Suprtool now has a utility called sdlinux, which will help convert an HP-UX self-describing file which will have Big Endian numbers, in the Self-Describing information and in the integers in the data file.

Sdlinux, is a small utility that will change the sd version field which tells Suprtool/Open the endianness of the sd file.

SD Version

Endianness

Extended Names

B.00.00

BIG (HP-UX) LITTLE(LINUX)

NO

B.00.01

BIG (HP-UX) LITTLE(LINUX)

YES

B.00.02

BIG

NO

B.00.03

BIG

YES

The sdlinux utility has four options, -f, -r, -h and –d. Only one option can be specified at any given time:

Option

SD Version

Integer Field

-f

B.00.00 becomes B.00.02 and

B.00.01 becomes B.00.03

Any integer/logical field gets flagged as BE.

-r

B.00.02 becomes B.00.00 and

B.00.03 becomes B.00.01

Any integer/ logical field gets the Endianness flag turned off.

-h

B.00.02 becomes B.00.00 and

B.00.03 becomes B.00.01

No effect.

-d

No effect.

Any integer/logical field gets the Endianness flag turned off.

The sdlinux utility gets run with the above options and a filename for an argument as in:

./sdlinux ‘-ffilename

./sdlinux ‘-rfilename

./sdlinux ‘-hfilename

./sdlinux ‘-dfilename

 

The filename specified just needs to be the data file name not the sd filename. Regardless, sdlinux will figure out what to do if the .sd extension is in the filename argument.

Please see the following example how you can move data from HP-UX, to Linux natively without having to export to ascii. On HP-UX, you simply create a self-describing file as you normally would:

Base mydb

Get mydataset

Out outfile,link

Xeq

 

Then you can use sdlinux to make some quick changes to the Self-describing information, specifically the version in the header and the integers and logicals get updated with the big endian flag being turned on:

sdlinuxfoutfile

 

You can then ftp the data file and the sd file over to your Linux box:

ftp linuxbox.robelle.com

user

password

put outfile outfile

put outfile.sd outfile.sd

quit

 

You can then reverse the effects of the –f option with the –r option:

sdlinux -routfile

Then on Linux you can read the sd file natively even though the sd information has big endian information and the data file can be read with bigendian integers and logicals.

 

>in outfile

>form

    File: outfile     (SD Version B.00.02)  Has linefeeds

       Entry:                     Offset

          CHAR-FIELD           X5      1

          INT-FIELD            I1      6                             BE

          DBL-FIELD            I2      8                             BE

          PACKED-FIELD         P12    12

          PACKED*-FIELD        P12    18

          QUAD-FIELD           I4     24                             BE

          ID-FIELD             I1     32                             BE

          LOGICAL-FIELD        K1     34                             BE

          DBLLOG-FIELD         K2     36                             BE

          ZONED-FIELD          Z5     40

          FILLER               X36    45

    Entry Length: 80  Blocking: 1

>num 3

>list

>xeq

>IN outfile (0) >OUT $NULL (0)

CHAR-FIELD      = 11111          INT-FIELD       = 1111

DBL-FIELD       = 11111          PACKED-FIELD    = +11111

PACKED*-FIELD   = +11111         QUAD-FIELD      = 11111

ID-FIELD        = 1              LOGICAL-FIELD   = 1111

DBLLOG-FIELD    = 11111          ZONED-FIELD     = 11111

FILLER          =

 

 


 

Enhancements in Version 5.9

 

Introduction

Suprtool is constantly being updated with new features. The following section describes the new enhancements to Suprtool since Suprtool 5.8

$Month

The if / extract commands can now utilize a new function called $Month, which will add a given number of months to a given date in the format of ccyymmdd or yyyymmdd.

For Example:

    In somefile

    Item mydate,date,ccyymmdd

    Def targetdate,1,4,double

    Ext targetdate=$month(mydate,+4)

The above task will take the field mydate and add four months to it. Suprtool will check if the date is valid and adjust the date within reason. For example if the given month for mydate has 31 days and the day is 31, and the month mydate becomes when the date is added to has only 30 days. The date will be adjusted to have the 30th for the day.

 

Excel Command

The Excel command can be used to produce columns of data that when imported will preserve spaces or leading zeroes.

EXCEL PRESERVE <fieldname>

Example

STExport can generate columns that are imported into Excel in such a way that leading zeroes are preserved. While the format produced is not traditional CSV, the format will produce a field in the form:

="00055555"

This form when imported into Excel will preserve the leading zeroes. In order to invoke this format the Excel command has very simple syntax:

$in filexcel

$col fixed

$quote double

$zero leading

$excel preserve newchar int-field

$out *

$xeq

These simple commands will generate a file that will have the usually formatted fields as well as some fields formatted specifically for preserving spaces and leading zeroes in Excel.

The result of such an STExport task will look as follows:

="    11111 ",=" 01111", 0000011111,+00000011111

="    11111 ",=" 02222", 0000022222,+00000022222

Json Output

The JSON command specifies STExport to generate Json output. Use the JSON to produce Java Script Object Notation documents for either Internet or Intranet applications.

 

JSON

OBJECT "string"

ONEPERLINE

Example

STExport can generate JSON output with just a few commands.

$input file1sd

$JSON

$output myJSON

$xeq

These four simple commands will generate a file that can be read by various applications. The result of such an STExport task will look as follows:

[{"CHAR-FIELD":"11111","INT-FIELD":1111,"ZONED-FIELD":11111}]

Object

The Object option allows the JSON data to be wrapped in a specific Object description.

 

JSON Object "Json object"

 

Looks like this:

 

{"Json object":

[{\"CHAR-FIELD":\"11111",

\"INT-FIELD"\:1111,

\"DBL\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"PACKED\-FIELD"\:+1111,

\"PACKED\.-FIELD"\:+11111,

\"QUAD\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"ID\-FIELD"\:1,

\"LOGICAL\-FIELD"\:111,

\"DBLLOG\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"ZONED\-FIELD"\:11111

}]

}

 

Note that the example of the Output has one field per line with data. Normally this would have to be specified via the command line but the data is shown this way simply due to space constraints.

 

OnePerLine

 

For files that have many fields you may want to consider using the OneLine option of the JSON command:

 

JSON OnePerLine

 

STExport will put each field and data on one line with the appropriate beginning and end notation.

 

[{\"CHAR\-FIELD"\:"11111",

\"INT\-FIELD"\:1111,

\"DBL\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"PAC\KED\-FIELD"\:+11111,

\"PAC\KED\.-FIELD"\:+11111,

\"QUAD\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"ID\-FIELD"\:1,

\"LOG\ICAL\-FIELD"\:1111,

\"DBL\LOG\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"ZONED\-FIELD"\:11111

}]

Multiple Json Commands

 

You can enter multiple JSON commands per task to set the JSON options you require.

 

$in file1sd

$JSON Object "Json object"

$JSON OnePerLine

$out *

$xeq

 

An example of the output generated by the above commands is as follows:

 

{"Json object":

[{"CHAR\-FIELD"\:"11111",

\"INT\-FIELD"\:1111,

\"DBL\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"PACKED\-FIELD"\:+11111,

\"PACKED\.-FIELD"\:+11111,

\"QUAD\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"ID\-FIELD"\:1,

\"LOGICAL\-FIELD"\:1111,

\"DBLLOG\-FIELD"\:11111,

\"ZONED\-FIELD"\:11111

}]

}

 

           

 


 


Bugs Fixed

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.8.11

Add Command.  The Add command would fail if a Table in an Oracle database accessible by a given username had more than 2.1 billion entries on Oracle 11 and higher.

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.8.10

Banner.  The opening banner at runtime would display the wrong day and day of month. This was only an issue in Suprtool 5.8.

 

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.7.11

Set CleanChar.  Set CleanChar to a single character, after a Set CleanChar “<null>” would not come into effect due to the special null flag not being reset. This was in both Suprtool and STExport.

 

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.7

STExport/Suprlink.  PA_RISC versions of Suprlink and STExport would fail when attempting to report an error on an OUTPUT file if the user specified a directory that didn’t exist or the user didn’t have write permission to.

 

Bugs Fixed In Suprtool 5.6.11

Output , Display Command.  Suprtool for Itanium and Suprtool/Open would not properly convert negative, single and double integers when output/,display is invoked

 

Quad Integer Input Parsing. Suprtool/Open would not parse a negative number into a quad integer container.