Working with C-ISAM and KSAM

We provide interfaces between ACUCOBOL-GT programs and data on file systems such as C-ISAM and KSAM.

C-ISAM files can be accessed through a special interface routine that is linked into the ACUCOBOL-GT runtime system and is invoked when your program is executed. You do not need to embed C-ISAM commands in your code. This interface is described in a supplement to the ACUCOBOL-GT manual set titled, "Interfacing to the C-ISAM File System."

KSAM files can be accessed through HP e3000 system intrinsic functions or via standard COBOL I/O statements. Specific instructions for accessing these files are provided the Transitioning to ACUCOBOL-GT guide.