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This book describes the functionality provided by Mainframe Express Host Compatibility Option running under Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 95.
This manual is intended for you, if you need to develop DB2 for OS/390 applications using personal computers or workstations. It is also intended for current users of DB2 Universal Database, DB2/NT or DB2/WIN95. It is assumed that you have a general understanding of the COBOL language, and in particular of DB2 for OS/390, and that you have access to the related publications described below.
Enter refers to the carriage return or Enter key. Where commands to be typed are shown, the Enter key is not explicitly shown; it is treated as implicit that Enter must be pressed at the end of the line.
Hexadecimal numbers are enclosed in quotation marks and preceded by a lower-case "x" or "h"; for example, x"9D", h"03FF". The "x" is used when the hexadecimal number represents a character string; the "h" when it represents a numerical value.
PIC X is used with the COMP-X and COMP-5 data types rather than PIC 99. Unlike PIC 99, PIC X shows the length of the data item and so demonstrates more clearly the use of COMP-X, which is to define a binary item of the specified number of bytes.
Keytops and menu choices are emboldened within the text.
Side headings are used to indicate environment specific information. For example:
DB2 Universal Database
DB2 Universal Database information. HCO can be used with DB2 Universal Database, DB2/NT V2.1, and DB2/WIN95 V2.1. This manual refers to the current version of the product except where noted.