Copying from Emulator Hummingbird to Excel



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Copying from Emulator Hummingbird to Excel

Postby Najamuddin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:31 pm

Hello All,

I am new and don't have knowledge on mainframe macros.

Could you please help me with Macro for copying the number/identifier from mainframe emulator hummingbird to Excel and then reject the request and then open another request and perform the same action copy from mainframe and paste into Excel and so on till the last row/request is reached. The number of rows/request is not known we can limit it to any number if the fixed number of rows are needed. The number/identifier length to copy after opening the request is would be 9 bytes.
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Re: Copying from Emulator Hummingbird to Excel

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:45 pm

I am new and don't have knowledge on mainframe macros.

irrelevant ...
You will need to learn about <hummingbird> macros :mrgreen:

and ...
hummingbird is NOT a mainframe emulator , it is a 3270 terminal emulator
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Re: Copying from Emulator Hummingbird to Excel

Postby Najamuddin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:16 pm

Thanks much for your reply. Could you please help me with the macro code or point me in right direction

Thanks again
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Re: Copying from Emulator Hummingbird to Excel

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:26 pm

look at the hummingbird manuals
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Re: Copying from Emulator Hummingbird to Excel

Postby NicC » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:28 pm

Alternatively, FTP (or whatever) the data set (not a file) to the machine where the Excel is running(the data will now be in a file) and load the file to Excel.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Copying from Emulator Hummingbird to Excel

Postby steve-myers » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:24 pm

NicC's solution is the most generically viable solution, but it is quite difficult to create XLS or XLSX data on a mainframe. The usual method is to create text type CSV data on the mainframe and send it to the workstation. This is not necessarily the most ideal solution, as CSV can't do some of the fancy formatting some of the spreadsheet programs like Excel can do, but at least the data can be sent.

Rather to my surprise I discovered CSV data can contain spreadsheet formulas for at least some spreadsheets. OpenOffice / Libreoffice as well as Excel will take formulas.
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Re: Copying from Emulator Hummingbird to Excel

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:32 pm

from the wording it looks like the TS wants to script some 3270 screen sequence
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