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This User's Guide describes the everyday use of Mainframe Express and its options. Mainframe Express is the Micro Focus product that enables programmers to do development work on mainframe applications in a PC environment.
This User's Guide is for COBOL programmers who are using Mainframe Express to create or maintain applications.
If you are new to Mainframe Express, you should read Getting Started.
For more detailed technical information about Mainframe Express and its options, read the following on-line books:
The following type styles and conventions are used in this User's Guide:
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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.