In jEdit a binary file like a 4680/4690-Register price change file looks like
While in the RecordEditor Table-View, binary fields are converted to there text equivalent. It looks like
To display a singe record in record view (as below), press the button to the left of the row on the "Table View - Binary file" screen.
The Record-Editor now supports editing native Mainframe Files on a PC. Only Fixed Block (RECFM=FB) files can be reliably transferred to and from the PC.
The system supports the following Mainframe-Binary formats
|Zoned||s999||Standard Cobol Pic s9(#) fields (where # is any number)|
|Packed Decimal||s999 Comp-3||Packed Decimal|
|Binary||s999 Comp||Standard Mainframe Binary|
|Character||XXX||Standard Character fields|
The system does not support Mainframe Floating point numbers (Cobol Comp-1 and Comp-2). Floating Point numbers are fairly rare in Cobol Programs.
Following is a Mainframe Binary File displayed on the Mainframe and in the RecordEdit Program on a PC.
|File displayed in ISPF Edit|
|File displayed in Mainframe File-Aid|
|The Data displayed in RecordEdit|
|Single record displayed on the Mainframe|
|Single record displayed in RecordEdit|
See Mainframe Notes for some getting started notes for manframe cobol.
|RecordEditor at SourceForge||Download Page||Forums|