Micro Focus Mainframe Express™

Fileshare User Guide


Issue 4a
June 1999

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Fileshare is a client/server system designed to provide more efficient processing of data files that are accessed concurrently, across a network, by a large number of users.

In addition, Fileshare offers features that are not available with the base COBOL file handler including transaction processing and rollforward recovery logging.


In Mainframe Express, Fileshare is supplied solely for the use of some of the components of the system. This guide will assist you if you have any problems setting up Fileshare for these components to use.

Writing applications to use Fileshare is not supported in Mainframe Express. You must use Micro Focus NetExpress to write such applications. Please see your sales representative for more information about NetExpress.


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