Question ID : 177
Created on 2011-06-28 at 1:21 PM
Author : Veryant Support [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Online URL : http://support.veryant.com/support/phpkb/question.php?ID=177
isCOBOL has several options to access any RDBMS like MS SQL, Oracle, DB/2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and any other RDBMS that provides a JDBC driver.
You can access these databases with ESQL. The isCOBOL runtime comes with a robust SQL processor. If you chose to use a pre-compiler instead of ESQL, the isCOBOL runtime handles that seamlessly as well.
If you don't want to use ESQL or a pre-compiler, a third option is isCOBOL's Database Bridge, or EasyDB, product. This option lets you keep and develop your programs' COBOL File I/O, and automatically generate a bridge program converting the File I/O statements to ESQL using the Database Bridge. With a few configuration variables, the COBOL program acts like it's accessing a regular COBOL ISAM file, while the runtime actually accesses your database.
See isCOBOL Documentation for further details on this topic
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