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Fileshare is a client/server system designed to provide more efficient processing of data files that are accessed concurrently, across a network, by a large number of users.
In addition, Fileshare offers features that are not available with the base COBOL file handler including transaction processing and rollforward recovery logging.
Net Express and Server Express:
This book is for COBOL programmers who are using Net Express or Server Express to create applications that need to use any of the facilities provided by Fileshare:
Fileshare is supplied with Mainframe Express solely because it is used by other Mainframe Express components. This guide will assist you if you have any problems setting up these components to use Fileshare. Writing Fileshare applications is not supported in Mainframe Express. You must use Micro Focus Net Express to write such applications. Please see your sales representative for more information about Net Express.
The following type styles and conventions have been used in this User's Guide:
cat script_name | more
The italic text denotes a variable that you type as part of the command.
column_name is like the
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 UNIX systems.
If an example uses Windows filename conventions, remember to use UNIX filename conventions on UNIX systems.