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This Technical Guide provides detailed technical information on various aspects of using the core features of Mainframe Express, the Micro Focus product that enables programmers to do development work on mainframe applications in a PC environment.
This Technical Guide is for COBOL programmers who are using Mainframe Express to create and maintain applications that are intended to be run on an IBM mainframe. It is assumed that you are already familiar with using COBOL on the mainframe.
The following type styles and conventions are used in this Technical Guide:
cat script_name | more
The italic text denotes a variable that you type as part of the command.
column_nameis like the
pattern_value, or is not like the
pattern_value, depending on the absence or presence of the optional word
column_name [NOT] LIKE pattern_value
This paragraph only applies on Windows 95 systems.