Main functions - phase execution

Note: This section applies only for Micro Focus Data Express for z/OS.

The main functions of Data Express can be expressed in phases executed in the following order:

  1. Copybook specification.
  2. Copybook analysis.
  3. Source specification.
  4. Source analysis.
  5. Data store specification.
  6. Data store analysis.
  7. Automatic file or copybook association.

Other phases provided by Data Express are:

  1. Data element sampling.
  2. Data class definitions and association with the data elements.
Note: Many of the phases involve the submission of jobs. After launching a job, you must wait for it to complete before proceeding with the next phase.