What is AS/400



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What is AS/400

Postby pulsar22 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:13 pm

What is AS/400 system?
Is there any difference in Z OS Cobol and Cobol for AS400 series?
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Re: What is AS/400

Postby Robert Sample » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:20 pm

The AS/400 was introduced in 1988 as a minicomputer replacement for other IBM systems. AS/400 was renamed eServer iSeries in 2000, then system I in 2006 and continues to be sold. There are some differences between COBOL on z/OS and COBOL on system i, but as with all COBOL implementations the differences are typically related to the platform and accessing files. A READ statement on one platform will usually be the same as a READ statement on a different platform.

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Re: What is AS/400

Postby pulsar22 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:53 am

Thanks Sir. So all the syntax and coding standards are same for both systems? Means if a person has worked on Z-OS, can easily code for AS/400 systems aswell?
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Re: What is AS/400

Postby NicC » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:57 pm

Yes. But why not look up the COBOL laguage reference manual for AS/400 or System I yourself?
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: What is AS/400

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:16 pm

Hello,

The CODE will be very similar.

The run-time environment will take some learning.
Hope this helps,
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