Fileshare is best suited to applications that share data files, concurrently, between many users, across a network. It supports all of the functionality provided by the base COBOL file handling system and provides several additional features:

The ability of any one application to take advantage of these features depends on:

You do not need to make any program source code changes to use the basic Fileshare system. Source code changes are only needed to take advantage of some of the advanced features provided by Fileshare.