Re:lines of ADS code

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on May 31, 2007
Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone has had to do this before. I've been asked to
produce the number of lines of code of all programs. Easy enough for
COBOL programs, a bit more work for CA-ADS dialogs. So, I'm hoping
someone has developped some routine to get the number of lines of code
for all dialogs or per dialog or some type of combination of that!


Laura Rochon
Ajilon Consulting
IDMS Public Discussion Forum


Re: Flat packing an IDMS database

If the requirement does not exist for the existing application to
continue to read the data, but only future apps and or reporting tools,
the conversion of the database into a relational format (db2, oracle,
ms-sql, etc) is not an overly onerous task. I have performed the task
on several occasions here using COBOL to extract and format the data
into flat files and generate keys for VIA record sets. I use the
standard load utilities that come with the relational products to get
the data back into the new databases.

The database that I currently work with is relatively small, 74 record
types, 60 areas, etc. We have many programs that use the data so the
desire to move away from IDMS is low, but they want to use the new tools
to produce reports, etc.

If you want more info on how I do it, give me a call at 780-409-2219.

Vince Jensen.