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    Hello --

    We are a reporting group, assigned the task of duplicating (in SQL
    Server 2005) queries embedded in Cobol source code modules. We are
    not Cobol experts.

    Can anyone recommend software which will generate flowcharts and
    document the SQL from Cobol code modules?

    I have downloaded a demo of allCLEAR 7.10; can't get it to work.

    Thanks for any help or suggestions.

    Larry Mehl

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    "mehlREMOVETHIS@cyvest.com" <mehl@cyvest.com> wrote in message
    news:9ec29d58-4dc5-4aaa-9713-a361811f78de@r15g2000prd.googlegroups.com...
    > Hello --
    >
    > We are a reporting group, assigned the task of duplicating (in SQL
    > Server 2005) queries embedded in Cobol source code modules. We are
    > not Cobol experts.
    >
    > Can anyone recommend software which will generate flowcharts and
    > document the SQL from Cobol code modules?
    >
    > I have downloaded a demo of allCLEAR 7.10; can't get it to work.
    >
    > Thanks for any help or suggestions.
    >
    > Larry Mehl


    Is it that you can't get it to work, perhaps because it was
    designed for Windows XP and you are not using XP?

    Or, you can't get it to accept COBOL source code as
    text, perhaps because it was not designed for that?

    I am familiar with allCLEAR, having used Release 3.0
    from 1993; though I have not used it for several years.
    I even used it to create small flowcharts from COBOL
    source code, by re-typing the code in a form acceptable
    to allCLEAR; but I am not aware of any prior discussion
    on this newgroup related to automating this.

    Prior discussions of flowcharting software seem invariably
    to revert to mainframe software from the 60s and 70s, when
    flowcharts were not passť.

    Some modern and very expensive COBOL development
    environments may have some of what you are looking for;
    but I am not aware of any inexpensive approach to
    accomplish what you ask.



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    In article <9ec29d58-4dc5-4aaa-9713-a361811f78de@r15g2000prd.googlegroups.com>,
    mehlREMOVETHIS@cyvest.com <mehl@cyvest.com> wrote:
    >Hello --
    >
    >We are a reporting group, assigned the task of duplicating (in SQL
    >Server 2005) queries embedded in Cobol source code modules. We are
    >not Cobol experts.


    [snip]

    >Thanks for any help or suggestions.


    I suggest that you go to whoever is in charge of the project and suggest
    that expecting expert results from self-admitted not-experts might
    increace the chances of disapppointment.

    DD


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    "mehlREMOVETHIS@cyvest.com" <mehl@cyvest.com> wrote in message
    news:9ec29d58-4dc5-4aaa-9713-a361811f78de@r15g2000prd.googlegroups.com...
    > Hello --
    >
    > We are a reporting group, assigned the task of duplicating (in SQL
    > Server 2005) queries embedded in Cobol source code modules. We are
    > not Cobol experts.
    >
    > Can anyone recommend software which will generate flowcharts and
    > document the SQL from Cobol code modules?
    >
    > I have downloaded a demo of allCLEAR 7.10; can't get it to work.
    >
    > Thanks for any help or suggestions.
    >
    > Larry Mehl


    Try either of these:

    http://www.aivosto.com/visustin.html Highly recommended. Really
    excellent tool.
    http://www.usflowchart.com/ Not bad

    Pete.
    --
    "I used to write COBOL...now I can do anything."



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    On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:40:28 -0700 (PDT), "mehlREMOVETHIS@cyvest.com" <mehl@cyvest.com>
    wrote:

    >Can anyone recommend software which will generate flowcharts and
    >document the SQL from Cobol code modules?


    >Thanks for any help or suggestions.


    Why stop with flowcharts? Why not go back to punched cards? You can do it with no
    additional hardware at this web site:

    http://www.kloth.net/services/cardpunch.php

    Just enter your program a line at a time, right click, Copy Image, go to Wordpad, Ctrl-V
    (paste). You'll have a deck of program cards in no time.

    Getting the compiler to read them will be our next project. Volunteers?


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    "Robert" <no@e.mail> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:40:28 -0700 (PDT), "mehlREMOVETHIS@cyvest.com"
    > <mehl@cyvest.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Can anyone recommend software which will generate flowcharts and
    >>document the SQL from Cobol code modules?

    >
    >>Thanks for any help or suggestions.

    >
    > Why stop with flowcharts? Why not go back to punched cards? You can do it
    > with no
    > additional hardware at this web site:
    >
    > http://www.kloth.net/services/cardpunch.php
    >
    > Just enter your program a line at a time, right click, Copy Image, go to
    > Wordpad, Ctrl-V
    > (paste). You'll have a deck of program cards in no time.
    >
    > Getting the compiler to read them will be our next project. Volunteers?
    >


    Tee Hee...:-)

    Been there, done that. In my case it was getting a compiler that could ONLY
    read punched cards, patched to read mag tape... Happy days...

    This was considered a "major advance" at the time.

    Pete.
    --
    "I used to write COBOL...now I can do anything."



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    "mehlREMOVETHIS@cyvest.com" <mehl@cyvest.com> wrote in message
    news:9ec29d58-4dc5-4aaa-9713-a361811f78de@r15g2000prd.googlegroups.com...
    > Can anyone recommend software which will generate flowcharts and
    > document the SQL from Cobol code modules?


    Pray what does it mean, "document the SQL?"

    MCM





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    On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:40:28 -0700 (PDT), "mehlREMOVETHIS@cyvest.com"
    <mehl@cyvest.com> wrote:

    >We are a reporting group, assigned the task of duplicating (in SQL
    >Server 2005) queries embedded in Cobol source code modules. We are
    >not Cobol experts.


    I've never seen software to flow chart CoBOL source code that anywhere
    close to being as useful as reading the code - even for people who
    didn't know the language.

    >Can anyone recommend software which will generate flowcharts and
    >document the SQL from Cobol code modules?


    Flow chart imbedded SQL within CoBOL programs? I have never seen
    that at all. You don't know SQL either?

    What in the world would imbedded SQL flow chart look like? What
    advantage would there be in having such? Boy am I glad I don't work
    for your company.

    --
    "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

    - James Madison

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    On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:31:50 -0500, Robert <no@e.mail> wrote:

    >Why stop with flowcharts? Why not go back to punched cards? You can do it with no
    >additional hardware at this web site:
    >
    >http://www.kloth.net/services/cardpunch.php
    >
    >Just enter your program a line at a time, right click, Copy Image, go to Wordpad, Ctrl-V
    >(paste). You'll have a deck of program cards in no time.


    Thanks, I needed that!

    --
    "In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,
    than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
    to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

    - James Madison

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    Howard, thanks for URL to the punchcode simular. I haven't puchcarded a COBOL program since my first-year college course back in 1982. In fact, I didn't knew about terminal coding until I visited another college while on a research project. I transfered to that college the next year.

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