Fast MF COBOL Sort Replacements
Faster COBOL Sorting, Multiple Interfaces
You would like to seamlessly improve your sort performance in an MF COBOL Enterprise Server, Server Express, Net Express, or Workbench environment; i.e., without making any changes to your programs.
You may also want a callable sort utility or API library for embedded data transformation and reporting to offload certain COBOL program bottlenecks.
MF COBOL users can also call CoSort utility programs and APIs to improve sorting, transformation, and reporting performance directly from applications written in MF COBOL. View APIs here.
MFVL, MF-ISAM, and Vision File Handling
CoSort collates, converts, and creates MF COBOL Variable Length records, MF-ISAM, and Vision index file format, to and from other file formats. File Format Conversion details here.
COBOL Data Type Conversion
CoSort and NextForm tools can also process and convert ACUCOBOL, Micro Focus, and RM COBOL data types (including packed and zoned decimal). Convert between these types and to and from other data types such as ASCII, Numeric and Unicode. Conversions details here.
COBOL Copybook Translation
CoSort leverages your existing metadata and saves time in the creation of SortCL job scripts through a file dictionary (FD) translation utility called 'cob2ddf.' Short for COBOL-to-DDF, this free command line utility converts copybook descriptions into the equivalent data definition file (.DDF) layouts. SortCL Metadata details here.
Incorporate and re-use DDF metadata in:
- IRI CoSort for data transformation and reporting
- IRI NextForm for data migration and replication
- IRI FieldShield for data masking and encryption
- IRI RowGen for safe and intelligent test data generation