export COBOL programs to windows file format

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how to export Cobol programs and JCL Jobs to windows readable file format from Mainframe enterprose COBOL for Z/os version 4.2.0
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant

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I am not a zOS guy, but on IBM i, Rational Developer pulls down COBOL source when you open it for browsing or editing and converts from EBCDIC to Windows ASCII.  And stores it under the Workspace folder. Likely it does the same on zOS.  Free trial, just search for rdz trial.
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Thank you, I took the attention of our Tech Lead about this tool and she has no Clue about it.
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You should be able to just download the files using FTP/FTP-SSL as text files.  


If you have ssh installed on your z/OS system you can also use sftp to download them, but it will take a little more work.  You would need to copy the files from an "MVS" file to a zFS system and convert from EBCDIC to ASCII then download.  If you do have ssh installed on z/OS you may want to look at https://dovetail.com/products/sftp.html which allows you to download directly from a "MVS" file and to EBCDIC-ASCII conversion automatically.
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Sorry about this, but . I moved on to other project and no longer have to worry to about the COBOL . thank you for all your help.
Dan SchimoAnalyst

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Sorry about this, but I moved on to another project and no longer have to worry to about the COBOL . thank you for all your help.

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