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Enterprise COBOL Unicode and XML Support

Recommended Duration:
2 Days
Enterprise COBOL.
Students who complete this course will be able to use the Unicode and XML processing capabilities of the IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and OS/390 compiler. This enables students to build routines to convert Web-originated XML transactions to classic COBOL data structure based transactions and back.
Experienced z/OS or OS/390 COBOL application programmers. Students should already be familiar with the LE COBOL compiler family and its capabilities.
At the very least, the student entering this course should have a strong programming background in COBOL. The installation must be using the Enterprise COBOL compiler and have Unicode support services activated.
Major Topics
  • Introduction to Unicode
  • National data type
  • Intrinsic functions: DISPLAY-OF, NATIONAL-OF
  • Introduction to XML
  • The XML PARSE statement
  • The XML Special registers
  • XML Events
  • Coding processing procedures
  • Extracting character string fields while parsing
  • Extracting numeric fields while parsing
  • Handling exceptions while parsing
  • The XML GENERATE statement
  • Handling attributes and namespaces
  • The Enterprise COBOL V4R1 Enhancements to XML work
  • XML PARSE with validation
There are ten hands-on exercises.