Currently Classic Data Architect (CDA) skips over any COBOL Copybook field greater than 254 Characters. It does not issue a warning or error it just skips the field and goes on to mapping the next field. This request will have CDA map character fields > 254 bytes to a target mapping. This is used with Optim Archive and Classic Federation when decommissioning applications from the mainframe.
|Who would benefit from this IDEA?||Customers who need to map VSAM and IMS data that have character fields > 254.|
How should it work?
CDA would create multiple fields to map to the source field when it comes across a character field > 254 bytes.
See attached .ppt.
|Priority Justification||Lack of this feature has caused customer to pay an IBM Business Partner to code a work around.|
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