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We need to be able to execute from WebFOCUS legacy FOCEXECS that are stored on our mainframe. Does anybody have any experience with this?


Annette Bradley
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You may be able to execute them thru Report Caster (RC).
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So are you converting from Focus to WebFocus?
Check with IBI to see what they suggest. Most of your programs should still work, but you will need to make modifications such as Output types and APP PATHS.


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Hi Annette,
What is the configuration going to be? Is there a reporting server on MVS? Another one somewhere else? Is this MRE? Dev Studio? Self Service?
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There is a reporting server running on MVS. The focexec that is residing on the mainframe should be executed from Managed Reporting.


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Annette :
Here is the magic bullet to call a mainframe focexec/HTM from an MRE fex :

-MRNOEDIT -INCLUDE fexname (for fexes)
-MRNOEDIT -HTMLFORM htmname (for HTM members)

That's it. As simple as that. But of course, you need to make sure that your mainframe code libraries are all defined with the WF setup you have. Try it once like this in MRE, and contact your IBI SE if it does not work.

For security & backup purposes, we maintain all our HTML & FOCUS code on the mainframe for the most part. They are launched from an MRE fex using one of the above commands. You can have other code in the MRE fex before and after the -MRNOEDIT line.

Hope that helps.
Sandeep M.

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heres the cool document on the subject




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Thanks for the info, but this appears to pertain more to migrating reports from mainframe focus to webfocus. We are wanting to be able to remotely execute the legacy FOCUS code that resides on the mainframe as a short-term fix until we can go through the complete migration process.


Annette Bradley
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you might want whats called a HUB SUB environment, where the hub is a windows box, say, and you still have eda on the mainframe
but you execute fexes (either resident on the mainframe or resident on your win box )
using REMOTE command
where you have set up your mainframe as a REMOTE server.
Whether the mainframe-resident fexes would have to be moved to some other path, tweaked a bit,...not sure. Your local ibi/se can help you do that. But issueing execute commands from your windows box host to your remote server is def. possible, i do it 24/7/365. You're at Dillards, Annette? Go find and say hi to Ann Fakouri, she's relatively new to you all, but she had been a user and fan of our wf system here for years!




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So Annette,
Did -MRNOEDIT work for you? I am not exactly sure if I am missing something here, but like said, we execute our mainframe rpcs from the MRE using that command. Works like a charm.

Sandeep M.


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Thanks for the input. I'll check into the hub-sub environment.

I am with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Annette


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Annette,

You should have a few examples on your system already which I set up back in 1999 - early 2001. I know you guys don't delete the files. The GCPS Pended Claim Report is a good example. Another example was a provider report for Rose J. Can't remember the name.

Sue

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Back in 2001 ABCBS' environment was a hub-sub environment. Don't know what it is today, but somehow I doubt it has changed very much. Smiler


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