Skim through MF Cobol programs like other language files.

Hello Experts,

We are tasked to migrate a Mainframe application to Java. I would like to see these COBOL programs. Is there a way to skim through these MF files like we do in other languages.

 I cannot access the MF terminal (do not know how to :() . I am using a windows PC and do have windows server at the client's location.

Thanks in Advance.
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Bill PrewCommented:
Your best bet may be to have someone on the mainframe side of things export the Cobol source code to a folder on a server that you can access, of zip them up and send them to you, etc.


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Dan SchimoAnalystAuthor Commented:
That seems to be the only option for now.

 @Bill, is there a way for the Mainframe Developer to export all of the program files in one move,  or do they have to do it one by one?

I want to find an easy solution for them.
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Bill PrewCommented:
It really depends on what Mainframe, O/S, toolsets they use or have available, where they keep the code, etc.

And I've been away from the IBM mainframe world for far too long to be of much helps on specifics, I'm sure it's a lot easier than it used to be though.


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Dan SchimoAnalystAuthor Commented:
Ok, that helped me to at least understand where I am standing.
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Dan SchimoAnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks again for helping. This is where experience helps.
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Bill PrewCommented:
Welcome, glad I was of some help, good luck.


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