HCOSS Toolset

The HCOSS toolset includes:

Manage Connections Tool
Enables you to connect to both your mainframe's DB2 database and a SQL Server database running locally or remotely on a local area network.
Database Migration Tools
Extract Schema
Downloads the DB2 database schema objects and creates an XML schema file representing the schema structure.
Assess Data Migration
Produces an editable report of the information in your extracted schema.
Define Lists
Reads the XML schema file created using the Extract Schema tool and enables you to create a list of database objects to transfer to the SQL Server database.
Generate DDL
Reads both the XML schema file and the list of selected database objects and translates the information into a SQL Server DDL script.
Transfer Data
Builds and executes an SSIS package to move each specified database object to your SQL Server database.
Compare Data
Verifies the validity of newly imported data by comparing it with the original data.
Application Migration Tools
Assess Application Migration
Analyzes the EXEC SQL statements in your DB2 program and copybook code and flags statements that could potentially cause problems when migrating to SQL Server in different migration scenarios, with and without using HCOSS.
Manage Packages and Plans
Create and edit scripts that enable you to bind DBRM members, packages, and plans to your COBOL programs, and to free packages and plans.
Generate SPD File
Enables you to generate stored procedure definition (SPD) files from extracted DB2 schema. You can use a generated SPD file to generate a COBOL wrapper.
Application Database support
HCOSS also provides SQL Server functions and meta-data tables to support mainframe emulation in a SQL Server database. For more information, see Application Database Support.
Customization Tools
Customize Type Mappings
View or change the default type mappings for your SQL database.
Customize SQL Name Mappings
View or change default SQL name mappings, or define additional SQL name mappings.
Customize SQLCode Mappings
View or change the default OpenESQL SQLCodes and their DB2 SQLCode and DB2 SQLState equivalents that are stored in your SQL database.