Import COBOL copybooks into IBM InfoSphere Data Architect

Bringing legacy data into enterprise modernization initiatives

From the developerWorks archives

Quy On and Seeling Cheung

Date archived: January 12, 2017 | First published: February 04, 2010

Many organizations keep important data in mainframe data stores, such as sequential and VSAM files. This data format is often defined using data structures of a traditional programming language such as COBOL. For your enterprise modernization initiatives to be successful, it is crucial that your overall data design and integration process includes "legacy" data stored in these COBOL data structures along with information captured in more modern systems. To help towards this goal, InfoSphere™ Data Architect provides a COBOL import capability that enables you to include COBOL copybooks and source files in your data modeling efforts. This article shows you how to use InfoSphere Data Architect to import COBOL data files into a relational data store and leverage key modeling capabilities that help you understand your existing data. The article also shows you how to create a relational database to store the content of the legacy data.

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Zone=Information Management, Rational
ArticleTitle=Import COBOL copybooks into IBM InfoSphere Data Architect