The Question is:
I'm looking for a way to convert a .csv file into an rms sequential file that
can then be read by a cobol program on the Alpha.
The csv file will contain text and also dollar fields containing decimal points
and commas (ie "5,170.50")
Do I need to create a program to strip out these
editing characters so they can be stored for
instance as pic 9(6)v99 ?
The Answer is :
Converting CSV files with a DCL command procedure would be trivial,
and the DCL can pre-process and load the data into a file that can
then be accessed from COBOL -- F$ELEMENT, OPEN, WRITE and other
such tools would be used. COBOL itself can certainly read such
files, given its string capabilities.