Suprtool 5.7 for MPE:

User Manual

Doc-To-Help Standard Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Robelle Solutions Technology Inc.

 

 


 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

Welcome to Suprtool 19

Introduction......................................................................................................... 19

Suprtool Components............................................................................................ 19

Database Editing....................................................................................... 20

Speed Demon - Replacing DBGET Mode-2................................................... 20

STExport - Data Export Utility................................................................... 20

Suprlink - Multidataset Access.................................................................... 20

Suprtool2 - Interface Routine....................................................................... 21

Documentation..................................................................................................... 21

Notation.............................................................................................................. 21

Highlights 23

Highlights in Suprtool 5.7...................................................................................... 23

Highlights in Suprtool 5.6...................................................................................... 23

Highlights in Suprtool 5.5...................................................................................... 23

Highlights in Suprtool 5.4...................................................................................... 23

Highlights in Suprtool 5.3...................................................................................... 24

Highlights in Suprtool 5.2...................................................................................... 24

Highlights in Suprtool 5.1.02................................................................................. 24

Installing Suprtool 26

Overview............................................................................................................. 26

Ecometry Users..................................................................................................... 26

Instructions.......................................................................................................... 26

Getting a Quick Start with Suprtool 27

How to Run Suprtool............................................................................................ 27

What is a Task?................................................................................................... 27

Copying Files...................................................................................................... 28

Copying One File..................................................................................... 28

Appending to a File................................................................................... 28

Concatenating Two Files............................................................................ 28

Fields in Data Files............................................................................................... 28

What is a Self-Describing File?................................................................... 28

Creating an SD File................................................................................... 29

Define Fields in a Data File......................................................................... 29

Create an SD File from a Data File............................................................... 29

Repeating Commands............................................................................................ 30

Repeating a Command............................................................................... 30

How to Save On-line Commands to a File..................................................... 30

Selecting Database Records..................................................................................... 30

Select All Records..................................................................................... 31

Select a Random Sample............................................................................ 31

Look at the First Few Records..................................................................... 31

Selecting by Criteria.............................................................................................. 31

Simple Criteria......................................................................................... 31

Complex Criteria...................................................................................... 31

String of Digits......................................................................................... 32

Selecting by Date.................................................................................................. 32

Select by Today's Date............................................................................... 32

Select by Particular Date............................................................................. 32

Select by Year.......................................................................................... 33

Select Prior Month.................................................................................... 33

Selecting by Lists of Values.................................................................................... 33

Finding Data Based on a List...................................................................... 33

Finding Data Based on a File...................................................................... 34

Finding Data Based on Another Dataset's Criteria........................................... 34

Finding Data in a Data File......................................................................... 35

Comparing against a Key and Data............................................................... 35

Sorting Database Records....................................................................................... 36

Sort Records............................................................................................ 36

Sort Records in Descending Order................................................................ 36

Sort by Multiple Keys............................................................................... 36

Deleting Records................................................................................................... 36

Updating Records.................................................................................................. 37

Duplicate Records................................................................................................. 37

Report without Duplicate Records................................................................ 37

Report Only the Duplicate Records............................................................... 38

Report Only the Unique Records.................................................................. 38

Report Only the Duplicates and Their Originals.............................................. 39

Deleting Duplicate Database Records............................................................ 39

Deleting Non-Unique Duplicate Database Records........................................... 40

Deleting Duplicate Data File Records............................................................ 41

Sorting IMAGE to KSAM...................................................................................... 42

Loading a Dataset.................................................................................................. 42

Decimal Places..................................................................................................... 42

Converting Numbers.............................................................................................. 43

Counts and Subtotals............................................................................................. 43

Count and Subtotal on Sort Keys................................................................. 43

Sort by Count or Subtotal.......................................................................... 44

Total by Field.......................................................................................... 44

Running Totals........................................................................................ 44

Running SubTotals................................................................................... 44

Listing Records.................................................................................................... 45

Changing the Output Record Format........................................................................ 45

Producing a Condensed Dataset Listing..................................................................... 46

Simple Reports..................................................................................................... 46

Your First Report...................................................................................... 46

Printing a Report...................................................................................... 47

Specifying Your Own Title......................................................................... 47

Column Headings..................................................................................... 47

Printing Mailing Labels............................................................................. 48

Running Suprtool under MPE 49

How to Run Suprtool............................................................................................ 49

How to Xeq a Suprtool Task................................................................................... 49

Info= for Commands.............................................................................................. 49

Son Process......................................................................................................... 50

Combining Info= and Son Process........................................................................... 50

Exit with Verify.................................................................................................... 51

Preventing Suprtool from Suspending....................................................................... 51

Stdin and Stdlist Files........................................................................................... 51

Input and Output Files........................................................................................... 52

Using CREATEPROCESS.................................................................................... 52

Duplicating Files.................................................................................................. 52

Job Control Word................................................................................................. 52

Suprmgr Configuration File.................................................................................... 53

Using Suprtool in Batch......................................................................................... 53

SuprtoolOutCount JCW......................................................................................... 53

SuprtoolFullCount Variable.................................................................................... 54

Summary of Parm= Values..................................................................................... 54

Suprtool Issues and Solutions 55

A Suprtool Task................................................................................................... 55

Input Choices........................................................................................... 55

Processing Selections................................................................................. 55

Output Choices......................................................................................... 55

Suprtool and Allbase............................................................................................. 56

Data-Types.............................................................................................. 56

Date and Time Types................................................................................ 57

Restrictions.............................................................................................. 57

Suprtool and IMAGE............................................................................................. 57

Reading Datasets....................................................................................... 57

Serial vs. Keyed Access.............................................................................. 58

When to Use Suprtool with IMAGE............................................................. 58

TurboIMAGE Compatibility....................................................................... 59

Locking of IMAGE Datasets........................................................................ 59

Database Maintenance (Delete, Put).............................................................. 60

B-trees.................................................................................................... 61

Master Dataset Expansion (MDX)................................................................ 61

Jumbo Datasets and Large Datasets............................................................... 61

Suprtool and KSAM Files...................................................................................... 62

Locking Output KSAM Files...................................................................... 62

Locking Input KSAM Files........................................................................ 62

Compatibility Mode KSAM/V Files............................................................ 63

Reorganizing KSAM/V Files...................................................................... 63

KSAM/XL Files....................................................................................... 64

Loading KSAM/XL Files........................................................................... 64

How Do I Convert CM Ksam to NM KSAM?............................................... 64

Reuse option and KSAM/XL Files............................................................... 65

Suprtool and MPE Files......................................................................................... 65

Buffered and NOBUF File Access................................................................. 65

Message Files........................................................................................... 66

Circular Files........................................................................................... 66

RIO Files................................................................................................ 66

Temporary Files....................................................................................... 67

Lockwords............................................................................................... 67

Copying User Labels................................................................................. 67

SDUnix Utility..................................................................................................... 68

SDUnix Parameters................................................................................... 68

LF vs. NOLF........................................................................................... 68

Examples................................................................................................. 68

Link vs. Query......................................................................................... 69

Suprtool and Self-Describing Files........................................................................... 69

Create an SD File from a Dataset.................................................................. 69

Create an SD File from a Data File............................................................... 69

SD Files as Input...................................................................................... 70

Listing SD Files....................................................................................... 70

Decimal Places and Date Formats................................................................. 70

Restrictions of SD Files............................................................................. 70

Creating KSAM SD Files........................................................................... 71

HowMessy Loadfile................................................................................... 72

Notes on SD Files..................................................................................... 72

Convert an SD File to a Disc File................................................................ 72

Suprtool and Sorting Files...................................................................................... 72

Fast Sorting............................................................................................. 73

Native Language Support............................................................................ 73

With Reduced Disc Space........................................................................... 73

Suprtool and Tape Files......................................................................................... 74

Labelled Tapes......................................................................................... 74

Multiple Files.......................................................................................... 75

Notes...................................................................................................... 75

File User Labels........................................................................................ 75

Suprtool and Remote File Access............................................................................. 76

Network Services (NS)............................................................................... 76

Suprtool and MPE/iX............................................................................................ 76

Calling Suprtool in Native Mode................................................................. 76

User XL Files........................................................................................... 76

When Errors Occur.................................................................................... 77

Sorting with Suprtool/iX............................................................................ 77

Suprtool and CI Variable Substitution...................................................................... 77

Example.................................................................................................. 77

Batch Requires Indent................................................................................ 78

Avoiding Double Resolution....................................................................... 78

Suprlink and STExport.............................................................................. 79

Suprtool and User Prompting.................................................................................. 79

Example.................................................................................................. 80

Resolving Variables................................................................................... 80

Suprtool and Personal Computers............................................................................ 80

Downloading to the PC.............................................................................. 81

Decimal Places......................................................................................... 81

Spreadsheets............................................................................................. 81

Suprtool and PowerHouse Applications..................................................................... 81

Suprtool with Quiz/QTP............................................................................ 81

Step 1: Create a Subfile with Quiz............................................................... 82

Step 2: Output Erase in Suprtool................................................................ 82

Step 3: Report with Quiz........................................................................... 82

Using QTP to Create Subfiles..................................................................... 83

Creating Subfile with Command File............................................................ 83

Suprtool and PowerHouse Data-Types.......................................................... 85

Suprtool Definitions - QSCHEMA............................................................... 87

Notes on QSHOW Output.......................................................................... 88

The Quiz Report....................................................................................... 89

Quiz: Generating Suprtool Commands.......................................................... 90

Generating Suprtool Commands from Quick.................................................. 90

Suprtool and Application Systems........................................................................... 91

Third-Party Indexing................................................................................. 91

Z-type TPI-keys........................................................................................ 91

Omnidex without TPI................................................................................ 92

OmniQuest.............................................................................................. 93

Suprtool with TRANSACT........................................................................ 93

XSORT and RPG..................................................................................... 94

QUERY Program...................................................................................... 94

SRN Chronos Dates.................................................................................. 95

Year 2000 Solutions with Suprtool.......................................................................... 95

What If I Have Four-Digit Years?................................................................. 95

What does Set Date Cutoff do?.................................................................... 96

Stddate and Set Date Cutoff......................................................................... 96

What does Set Date ForceCentury do?.......................................................... 96

What If I Have Two-Digit Years?................................................................. 96

What Is Wrong with Two-Digit Years?........................................................ 97

How Do $Today and $Date Work?.............................................................. 97

Will Suprtool Generate an Error for Two-Digit Year Dates?.............................. 98

How Do I Use $Today and $Date with yymmdd Dates?................................... 98

aammdd Date Format................................................................................. 98

Invalid Dates............................................................................................ 99

Can Suprtool Convert Two-Digit Years to Four Digits?.................................. 99

Case 1: Converting a J2 Date from yymmdd to ccyymmdd.............................. 99

Case 2: X6 yymmdd Data to X8 ccyymmdd................................................ 101

Case 3: Different Date Formats X6 MMDDYY Data to X6 YYMMDD............. 102

Year 2000 Testing................................................................................... 103

Performance Issues............................................................................................... 104

Native Mode and Compatibility Mode........................................................ 104

CPU-Bound?.......................................................................................... 104

Sort Speed............................................................................................. 105

Analyzing Performance Data...................................................................... 105

Suprtool Performance Hints....................................................................... 106

Obtaining Accurate Measurements.............................................................. 106

Performance Summary.............................................................................. 107

Suprtool Functions.............................................................................................. 107

UC4/Scripting and Functions................................................................................ 107

String/Byte Functions.......................................................................................... 108

$TRIM (Works on byte type fields)........................................................................ 108

If Usage:................................................................................................ 108

Extract Usage (target: Byte type fields)........................................................ 108

Example:............................................................................................... 108

Data Examples Before and After:................................................................. 109

$LTRIM (Works on Byte type fields)..................................................................... 109

If Usage:................................................................................................ 109

Extract Usage (target: Byte type fields)........................................................ 109

Example:............................................................................................... 109

Data Examples before and after:.................................................................. 109

$RTRIM (Works on Byte type fields)..................................................................... 109

If Usage:................................................................................................ 110

Extract Usage (target: Byte type fields)........................................................ 110

Example:............................................................................................... 110

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 110

Data Result............................................................................................ 110

$UPPER (Works on Byte-type fields)..................................................................... 110

If Usage:................................................................................................ 110

Extract Usage (target: Byte type fields)........................................................ 110

Example:............................................................................................... 110

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 110

$LOWER (Works on Byte-type fields).................................................................... 111

If Usage:................................................................................................ 111

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 111

Example:............................................................................................... 111

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 111

$PROPER (Works on Byte-type fields)................................................................... 111

If Usage:................................................................................................ 111

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 111

Example:............................................................................................... 111

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 111

$SPLIT (Works on Byte-type fields)....................................................................... 112

If Usage:................................................................................................ 112

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 112

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 112

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 112

$FINDCLEAN (Works on Byte-type fields)............................................................. 112

If Usage:................................................................................................ 112

$CLEAN (Works on Byte-type fields)..................................................................... 112

If Usage: (Not commonly used).................................................................. 113

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 113

Example:............................................................................................... 113

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 113

$TRANSLATE (Works on Byte-type fields)............................................................ 113

If Usage:................................................................................................ 113

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 113

Data Examples: (Using above code)............................................................ 113

$ETOA............................................................................................................. 113

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 114

$ATOE............................................................................................................. 114

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 114

String Addition................................................................................................... 114

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 114

Example:............................................................................................... 114

Data Result:........................................................................................... 114

Numeric Functions.............................................................................................. 114

$TRUNCATE.................................................................................................... 114

If Usage:................................................................................................ 115

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 115

$ABS................................................................................................................ 115

IF Usage:............................................................................................... 115

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 115

$TOTAL........................................................................................................... 115

IF Usage:............................................................................................... 115

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 115

$SUBTOTAL.................................................................................................... 115

IF Usage:............................................................................................... 115

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 116

Example of $TOTAL and $SUBTOTAL..................................................... 116

$COUNTER...................................................................................................... 116

IF Usage:............................................................................................... 116

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 117

$SUBCOUNT.................................................................................................... 117

IF Usage:............................................................................................... 117

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 117

Examples for $counter and $subcount:......................................................... 117

$SIGNED.......................................................................................................... 118

IF Usage:............................................................................................... 118

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 118

Arithmetic Operations.......................................................................................... 118

+ - * / mod............................................................................................ 118

If Usage:................................................................................................ 118

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 118

Conversion/Formatting......................................................................................... 118

$NUMBER........................................................................................................ 118

If Usage:................................................................................................ 119

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 119

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 119

$EDIT............................................................................................................... 119

If Usage:................................................................................................ 119

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 119

Data Examples:....................................................................................... 119

Other Functions.................................................................................................. 119

$LOOKUP......................................................................................................... 119

If Usage:................................................................................................ 120

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 120

$READ............................................................................................................. 120

If Usage:................................................................................................ 120

Date Functions.................................................................................................... 120

$TODAY........................................................................................................... 120

If Usage:................................................................................................ 120

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 120

$DATE............................................................................................................. 121

If Usage:................................................................................................ 121

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 121

$INVALID......................................................................................................... 121

If Usage:................................................................................................ 121

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 121

$STDDATE....................................................................................................... 121

If Usage:................................................................................................ 121

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 121

$DAYS............................................................................................................. 122

If Usage:................................................................................................ 122

Extract Usage:......................................................................................... 122

Suprtool Commands 123

General Notes..................................................................................................... 123

Abbreviating........................................................................................... 123

Uppercase or Lowercase............................................................................ 123

Multiple Commands per Line.................................................................... 123

Continuation.......................................................................................... 124

Comments on Command Lines.................................................................. 124

STREAMX............................................................................................ 124

MPE Commands..................................................................................... 125

MPE/iX Commands................................................................................ 125

Calculator.............................................................................................. 125

Control-Y Interrupt.................................................................................. 125

Error Recovery........................................................................................ 126

Add Command [AD]........................................................................................... 127

Base Command [BA].......................................................................................... 128

Before Command [B].......................................................................................... 131

Chain Command [C]........................................................................................... 133

Clean Command [CL]......................................................................................... 136

Removing Bad Characters......................................................................... 136

Define Command [D].......................................................................................... 137

Delete Command [DEL]...................................................................................... 142

Do Command [DO]............................................................................................ 144

Duplicate Command [DU].................................................................................... 145

Edit Command [ED]........................................................................................... 150

Exit Command [E]............................................................................................. 151

Export Command [EXP]...................................................................................... 153

Extract Command [EXT]..................................................................................... 154

Constants............................................................................................... 154

Dates..................................................................................................... 156

Range of Fields....................................................................................... 158

Numeric Expressions................................................................................ 160

$SubTotal Function................................................................................. 162

$Total Function...................................................................................... 162

$Counter Function................................................................................... 162

String Expressions................................................................................... 163

Splitting Variable Length Strings............................................................... 164

Cleaning your Data.................................................................................. 166

Clean Command Syntax........................................................................... 166

Setting the Clean Character....................................................................... 166

Cleaning a Field...................................................................................... 166

Cleaning your data................................................................................... 167

Extract from a Table................................................................................. 167

Data Conversion...................................................................................... 168

$Number Function................................................................................... 170

Numeric to Byte Conversion..................................................................... 171

$Edit Function........................................................................................ 171

Placeholders and Format Characters............................................................ 171

Byte-Type Formatting.............................................................................. 171

Z-placeholder for byte-fields....................................................................... 172

Overflow and limits................................................................................. 172

Numeric field edit-masks........................................................................... 173

Signs.................................................................................................... 173

Decimal Places........................................................................................ 174

Data and Edit mask:................................................................................. 174

Currency and Dollar signs......................................................................... 174

Overflow and floating dollar....................................................................... 175

Set CurrencySymbol................................................................................ 175

Overflow and limits................................................................................. 175

Form Command [F]............................................................................................ 178

Get Command [G].............................................................................................. 183

Help Command [H]............................................................................................ 186

If Command [IF]................................................................................................ 187

Expressions............................................................................................ 187

Constants............................................................................................... 190

Subscripts.............................................................................................. 191

Numeric Expressions................................................................................ 192

String Expressions................................................................................... 194

Date Selection......................................................................................... 198

Long Expressions.................................................................................... 204

Input Command [I]............................................................................................. 207

Item Command [IT]............................................................................................ 210

Date Formats.......................................................................................... 210

Decimal Places........................................................................................ 213

Notes.................................................................................................... 214

Key Command [K]............................................................................................. 216

Link Command [LIN]......................................................................................... 218

List Command [L].............................................................................................. 219

Format.................................................................................................. 219

LaserJet Listings..................................................................................... 220

Headings in Listings................................................................................ 221

Simple Reports....................................................................................... 222

List Device............................................................................................. 223

Listredo Command [LISTREDO].......................................................................... 225

Numrecs Command [N]....................................................................................... 226

Open Command [OP].......................................................................................... 228

Output Command [O]......................................................................................... 229

Put Command [P].............................................................................................. 236

Q Command [Q]................................................................................................ 238

Redo Command [REDO]..................................................................................... 239

Reset Command [R]........................................................................................... 242

Select Command [SEL]........................................................................................ 243

Set Command [S]............................................................................................... 244

Allbase.................................................................................................. 246

Arithmetic.............................................................................................. 246

Baseclose............................................................................................... 246

Blocksize............................................................................................... 246

Buffer.................................................................................................... 246

CleanChar.............................................................................................. 247

CurrencySymbol..................................................................................... 247

Date Cutoff............................................................................................. 247

Date ForceCentury................................................................................... 249

Date IfYY2000Error................................................................................. 249

Date MapToPHDate8............................................................................... 249

DecimalSymbol...................................................................................... 250

Defer..................................................................................................... 250

DumpOnError......................................................................................... 250

EditStopError......................................................................................... 250

Eofread.................................................................................................. 251

FastRead................................................................................................ 251

Filecode................................................................................................. 251

Filename................................................................................................ 252

Firstrec.................................................................................................. 252

Hints..................................................................................................... 252

Ifcheck................................................................................................... 252

Ignore.................................................................................................... 253

InitExtents............................................................................................. 253

ItemAbbreviateDate.................................................................................. 253

ItemLock............................................................................................... 253

Interactive.............................................................................................. 254

LabelledTapeRewind................................................................................ 254

Limits................................................................................................... 254

List....................................................................................................... 255

List Date................................................................................................ 255

List PCL............................................................................................... 256

List Time.............................................................................................. 257

Lock..................................................................................................... 257

MakeAbsent........................................................................................... 258

NLS...................................................................................................... 258

NumBug................................................................................................ 259

Openmode.............................................................................................. 259

Oracle Rows........................................................................................... 259

Oracle OpenFix....................................................................................... 259

Oracle Integer.......................................................................................... 259

Oracle PassShift...................................................................................... 259

Oracle ZeroNull....................................................................................... 260

Pattern................................................................................................... 260

Prefetch.................................................................................................. 260

Privmode............................................................................................... 261

Progress................................................................................................. 261

Prompt.................................................................................................. 262

RealMap................................................................................................ 262

Recover................................................................................................. 262

Redo..................................................................................................... 262

Sortfast.................................................................................................. 263

Squeeze................................................................................................. 264

Statistics................................................................................................ 264

Subsystem............................................................................................. 264

Suspend................................................................................................. 265

ThousandSymbol.................................................................................... 265

Userlabels.............................................................................................. 265

Varsub................................................................................................... 266

VarsubCompat........................................................................................ 266

VarsubDebug.......................................................................................... 266

Warnings............................................................................................... 266

Xltrim................................................................................................... 267

Sort Command [SO]........................................................................................... 268

Table Command [TA].......................................................................................... 270

Adding Individual Values to a Table........................................................... 270

Adding Values from a File........................................................................ 271

TRanslate Command [TR].................................................................................... 275

Total Command [T]............................................................................................ 277

Update Command [UP]....................................................................................... 279

Use Command [U].............................................................................................. 280

Userpause Command [USER]............................................................................... 282

Verify Command [V]........................................................................................... 283

Xeq Command [X]............................................................................................. 284

Calculator Command [=]...................................................................................... 285

Suprtool Errors and Warnings 288

Two Types Of Messages....................................................................................... 288

Errors................................................................................................................ 288

Warnings........................................................................................................... 289

Welcome to STExport 291

Welcome to STExport......................................................................................... 291

Installing STExport............................................................................................. 291

Built-In File Names............................................................................................. 291

Accessing STExport 293

How To Run STExport........................................................................................ 293

How to Xeq an STExport Task.............................................................................. 293

Son Process........................................................................................................ 293

Suprtool Export Command................................................................................... 294

Preventing MPE Commands................................................................................. 294

Exit with Verify.................................................................................................. 294

Preventing STExport from Suspending.................................................................... 294

Job Control Word............................................................................................... 295

Using STExport in Batch..................................................................................... 295

Summary of Parm= Values.................................................................................... 295

STExportOutCount JCW..................................................................................... 295

STExportFullCount Variable................................................................................. 296

Introduction to STExport 297

Importing Data.................................................................................................... 297

Input File........................................................................................................... 297

Data-Types......................................................................................................... 297

Formatting Commands......................................................................................... 298

Commands......................................................................................................... 298

Performance Considerations................................................................................... 298

CI Variable Substitution....................................................................................... 299

STExport Commands 301

General Notes..................................................................................................... 301

Abbreviating........................................................................................... 301

Uppercase or Lowercase............................................................................ 301

Comments on Command Lines.................................................................. 301

STREAMX............................................................................................ 302

MPE Commands..................................................................................... 302

MPE/iX Commands................................................................................ 302

File Names............................................................................................. 302

Calculator.............................................................................................. 303

Control-Y.............................................................................................. 303

Before Command [B].......................................................................................... 304

Clean Command [CL]......................................................................................... 306

Removing Bad Characters......................................................................... 306

Columns Command [C]...................................................................................... 307

Date Command [DA]...................