This is a Programmers Data-file editor, similar to the Mainframe Editor - File-Aid or Net-Cobols Cobol-Editor. The Editor is written in java (1.4) so should run on most Computer Systems. The RecordEditor has the following uses
This program uses a Record-Layout definition to display the data file in a Human Readable Form. It can handle both PC (Text and Binary) and native IBM Mainframe (Text and Binary) file formats.
These Record-Layouts are stored in a Database. There is an option to import Cobol Record Layouts into the Database plus screens to edit the Record Layouts.
Fixed Field Length data files are very common :
I believe the people working in the following areas will find this program very useful:
The program can be downloaded at Download Page. There is a description of Download Versions
Java 1.5 run time
Windows XP;Linux (Fedora 8, PCLinuxOS 2007, Knoppix)
The site www.ohloh.net does some analysis of Projects like this. There estimates are way over for a project like this (at least 5 or 6 times for the java and a lot more for the markup code). But it gives you some idea of the effort involved:
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