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Extract Business Rules from Cobol Program

Postby Hitesh Kumar » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:54 pm

Need Help on the approach to be followed for extracting Business Rules from Cobol Program...

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Re: Extract Business Rules from Cobol Program

Postby BillyBoyo » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:17 pm

Read the program. Depending on capability/complexity you may need to poke data through the program to see what comes out.

There must be a bit more to your question, so please clarify.
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Re: Extract Business Rules from Cobol Program

Postby Hitesh Kumar » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:50 pm

Thanks for the reply BillyBoyo..

We want to develop a tool which can extract the business rules from cobol programs. Any approach to extract business rules from Cobol using tool will be helpful. Please suggest.
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Re: Extract Business Rules from Cobol Program

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:47 pm

We want to develop a tool which can extract the business rules from cobol programs.

have You defined the <meta language> used to define the business rules ???
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Re: Extract Business Rules from Cobol Program

Postby steve-myers » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:19 pm

Did you try Google? There are products out there that claim to do just that. And I'd bet a doughnut they'd do a better job than anything you could cook up yourself. And, by the time you factor in the costs of trying to roll your own, it would be cheaper.
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Re: Extract Business Rules from Cobol Program

Postby Hitesh Kumar » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:12 pm

Thanks enrico-sorichetti and steve-myers for reply.


Yes,there are many tools available in market But we are looking for building a tool by our own. Trying to find out an approach for it. Please advice.

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Re: Extract Business Rules from Cobol Program

Postby BillyBoyo » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:06 pm

If you don't know where to start, then you'll probably spend more than licensing an existing product, and perhaps not have the same quality of output either.

How do you need to use this tool? What will you do with it?
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