Hi all, it's me again with another off the wall question.
If I have a regular 50 page report, say I put it in a flat file. How can I convert this to binary using COBOL?
We are trying to replace (as you already know if you have been reading all my crazy questions) our dynamic output routine that sends reports directly to printers.
Right now, I have been tasked with getting the report from a flat file with alphanumeric data into a BLOB which is a binary large object. This is a DB2/SQL Server data type and basically means you can put a big butt amount of data into it. They have a CLOB also which is character large object. But, the boss wants to distribute this kind of like an RSS feed but it will be an Atom Publishing Protocol feed. So, binary works better for him as his program will be in java.
If you haven't fallen asleep yet, I would love any input that would set me off in the right direction.
Thanks in advance,