All that is required is a COBOL copybook. The COBOL must be properly formatted and have one, and only one, 01
level wrappering the entire data structure.
follow the instructions on the page.
using the HostBridge Application Explorer. Creating web services using HostBridge does not require the use of these
screen objects, but they can provide a layer of abstraction between the web services you create and the 3270
screens they interact with. The object can provide consistent field names and transformations into and out
of the screen. If the screen should change only the object must be updated, not all of the services that use the
HostBridge Application Explorer. Rename the capture file to *.zip and unzip it. Select the options for the
generated code and upload the unzipped .hsg screen files.
and follow the instructions on the page.
Just the Links
For those of you that are not much on RTFM here are just the nuts:
To upload a file directly to your support case
To securely upload large files via https
FTP file upload
- Host Address: upload.hostbridge.com
- User ID: anonymous
- Password: email@example.com
- Target Directory: case (Yes, that is the actual directory name)
Format of the files
Many times the files you are sending to HostBridge come from your host. Depending on the type of
file they must be prepared differently.
Load modules, system dump, CICS dumps
These types of files must be sent to HostBridge in binary. Unfortunately simply downloading the
files in binary is insufficient, the attributes of the file are lost and are near impossible to
restore. The files have to be download in binary but they must be either TERSED or put into
TRANSMIT format prior to downloading.
This is the easiest way to put your file in to a safe format prior to transmission. Use the
following TSO command to put your file into TRANSMIT format:
TRANSMIT SUPPORT.HOSTBRDG DSN('input-dataset-name') OUTDSN('output-dataset-name.XMT')
Then send 'output-dataset-name.XMT' to HostBridge via one of the methods below. Remember this
must be sent to us in binary, not text or ASCII.
Tersing a file requires running a batch job but has the added benefit of compressing the file while
it is putting it into the safe format. If you have a very large file and slow transmission links
tersing a file will be better than TRANSMIT. Below is a example job to TERSE a file:
//TERSE JOB (ACCT#),TIME=99
//PACK EXEC PGM=AMATERSE,PARM=PACK
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//* DATASET TO BE TERSED
//INFILE DD DISP=SHR,DSN=SYS1.DUMP.CICSD.D060208.T234500.S00026
//* TERSED DATASET
//OUTFILE DD DSN=IBMUSER.CICSD.SYSDUMP.TERSED,
Send the TERSED file to HostBridge via one of the methods below. This also must be downloaded from your
host in binary, not text or ASCII.
Formatted system or CICS dumps, job listings, source code and any other non-binary files
These files should be sent to HostBridge as text files (ASCII), so when you download them from your
host do not specify binary. If you download them to your PC you can zip the file for easier
handling. Zipping the file(s) on your workstation often make them small enough they can be emailed
or attached directly to a support ticket. Use one of the methods below to send the file(s) to
Options for Uploading Your Files
Files under 50MB
Files under 50MB can be attached to your support case by:
- Replying to a HostBridge Support email with the attachment. Many mail systems do not support large
attachments, check with your system administrator to find out what your system limits are.
- Login to the HostBridge Support website at
https://support.hostbridge.com, open your case and
attach the file(s).
Files over 50MB (Or if you can't login to the support web site)
Files over 50MB can not be stored directly in the support system and must be uploaded and stored
separately. You have several choices available to you with varying degrees of transmission security.
Choose the one best suited to you requirements. All support files stored on HostBridge systems are
Uploading via https is probably the easiest way to securely send your files to HostBridge as it
only requires a web browser and access to the internet.
Download the file(s) to your workstation. If the files are in TRANSMIT or TERSE format be sure
to download them in binary. Go to
https://tools.hostbridge.com/upload, follow the instructions on the page.
Be sure and update your support ticket with information about the file you have uploaded.
Uploading via ftp is easy but may not meet your organazations security requirements for the
transmission of data. After upload your files are secured on disk by encryption and access controls, you
will not be able to view, download or delete your files after they are uploaded. You
will have to decided if FTP is sutiable for uploading your files.
The FTP host is upload.hostbridge.com, user ID is anonymous and the password is your email address.
All files have to be uploaded to the case directory.
A typical FTP session from the windows command line will look something like this:
Connected to upload.hostbridge.com.
220 HostBridge Technology Support Uploads
200 Always in UTF8 mode.
User (upload.hostbridge.com:(none)): anonymous
331 Please specify the password.
230 Login successful.
ftp> cd case
250 Directory successfully changed.
200 Switching to Binary mode.
ftp> put 'YOUR.HOST.FILE.XMT' CASE1234.YOUR.HOST.FILE.XMT
200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
150 Ok to send data.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 86018 bytes sent in 0.14Seconds 637.17Kbytes/sec.
FTP via batch job directly from your host:
//FTP JOB (ACCT#),TIME=99
//PACK EXEC PGM=FTP
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//OUTPUT DD SYSOUT=*
//INPUT DD *
put 'YOUR.HOST.FILE.XMT' CASE1234.YOUR.HOST.FILE.XMT