Cobol Copybook To Xml
Ruzi --- Alan Stewart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Thanks Jim. Enterprise COBOL version 4. In that first one i basically mapped the "payload" to the schema. However, you might have an existing COBOL record you want to use specifically to communicate with a third-party schema. Supports Java interoperability. It is able to handle Cobol source files (fixed and free format) in isolation (no preprocessing required) and accepts CICS/SQL fragments. The most common format with a Cobol Copybook is a fixed width file, something like this:. The example shown in the topic Generating XML-enhanced COBOL from an XML Schema generates COBOL data records based on the element names found in the schema. Follow the steps given below. CobolToCsv depends on the following projects: cb2xml - Converts a Cobol Copybook to Xml. You are right, our COBOL format for multi-record file formats is a source-only format and cannot be used to write to. Cobol Copybook name (if imported from a Cobol/XML Copybook). However, copybooks are usually needed to properly parse COBOL programs. The XML data structure can also be manipulated easily in a visual design environment, allowing developers to design XML data handling programs without having to perform low level programming. The main intent is to provide our customers with the same level of experience as encountered with our other products, when in need to deal with COBOL, Java or other odd jobs. COBOL copybooks define how the data is laid out in a flat file using the COBOL programming language syntax. Import the COBOL copybook into DataStage. Source file may appear in different format viz. Install Rational Application Developer using the IBM Installation Manager. So last we left off, I had described a scenario where a prospect had asked about how mainframe data (as described by COBOL copybooks) could be ingested into MarkLogic. The Transform Message component provides settings for handling the Cobol copybook format. Because the tool is based on mature compiler technology - MSS has been performing Cobol migrations for 30 years -. Sometimes the copybook section is taken out of the COBOL file and saved as a separate file because of its length. When you import a. Redvers COBOL JSON Interface. Also, consider that COBOL Version 5. EBCDIC Layout and Conversion A Primer on COBOL Copybooks, EBCDIC to ASCII, and SQL Databases. Enterprise COBOL version 4. The package can handle both Text and Binary Cobol files (it can handle Standard carriage-Return, Fixed Width and Length based (VB)) Files. Converts cobol copybooks to Xml/Java objects. This capability enables you to integrate legacy COBOL applications easily with applications that use other formats to represent the data. To build a layout for a XML file. 3 version, User has COBOL copybook exposed as webservice using Tuxedo + SALT + TMA for SNA. Copybooks are, by definition, COBOL files that are not syntactically valid by themselves. Font Name Font Name to be used. Convert a Simple Single Record Cobol file to Xml. 094 CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. this view is what I eventually want to create. directories property. Migrated functionality from a Java to C# web-services. IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, Version 4. Download all COBOL sources and COBOL copybooks from ISPW (the mainframe) that are part of the set triggering this specific pipeline execution, using the ISPW Container downloader. Generate COBOL Copybook Output From DB2 Using JCL in DB2 , JCL - on 9:54 PM - No comments Several of my last few posts have involved data manipulation, and for the most part I've been using Groovy. A COBOL copybook containing the symbolic names for all the AID keys in CICS: Environment Division: ED: One of the four main parts of a COBOL program. Using the toolset’s Visual Designer, develop XML Handlers to convert (i. This article explains how to automate the conversion from Copybooks to XML Schema using regular expression logic. The Redvers COBOL JSON Interface gives COBOL applications fast, efficient access to JSON objects and Java applications. Attach this plugin to the SonarQube COBOL plugin (see the pom. Cobol Copybook to Xml 0. You will need to code an extension. The new legstar-core2 project contains a simplified version of the legstar-cob2xsd module which is the venerable COBOL to XML schema translator. However i need to convert PL/1 format to XML also and. The only way to obtain a complete source for parsing is by pre-processing it as if it had been brought into a COBOL souce program. However, copybooks are usually needed to properly parse COBOL programs. Enterprise COBOL version 4. XML Elements. Copybooks are similar to an include file used in C or C. Standalone utilities to convert a COBOL flat file into XML format I have converted a COBOL flat file into XML format. Also, consider that COBOL Version 5. 0 This project offers an API to integrate Cobol/CICS program calls inside XML-Centric Entreprise Service Bus, like Synapse. The XML conversion is stable and considered production ready. Note: Input Copybook is filled in and Copybook Type is set to Cobol. Copybooks often contain the name and data types of variables that associated COBOL programs, such as CICS. PII Data Anonymisation & GDPR Compliance. How hard was it to leapfrog from one architecture to another? "With MarkLogic and a set of open source Java libraries it was easy to ingest such mainframe data and also maintain the structure from the copybooks in a self-describing way via XML," Ken told me. You are right, Cobol Copybook is for a fixed width files only. I've seen it done (in COBOL) and it didn't look too bad. Following is how to convert a Cobol Copybook to XML. When a Cobol copybook is imported the LayoutEdit will replace an existing file with the same name. The XML PARSE statement parses an XML document into its individual pieces and passes each piece, one at a time, to a user-written processing procedure. How can businesses move safely and cost-effectively from COBOL to an Object Oriented languages such as C#? This document explores migration through automated code transformation, a mature approach being perfected by the software company Anubex, as an answer to this question. This utility takes a COBOL file description as input (in a copybook) and will generate an XML enabled version of that copybook as output. XML Thunder generates all of the source code required for COBOL and C programs to interface with XML. QTAssistant provides the ability to convert a COBOL copybook (containing data description etnries) into an XML Schema. GNU COBOL 2. The paper goes on to show how XML Thunder from Canam Software Labs, implements streaming to support reading and writing large XML documents in COBOL. directories property. Yes! Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 3 Release 3 (PID 5655-G53). COPY statement is used in the WorkingStorage Section. To build a layout for a XML file. xml file of the provided sample plugin project). XML files to integrate copybooks as message types in Parasoft SOAtest and Virtualize. Open - Enables you to open an existing layout (XML) file. The XML files are processed under the control of a single XSL file to create standard HTML which is sent to the browser. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. Jeremy has 4 jobs listed on their profile. However, copybooks are usually needed to properly parse COBOL programs. 1 This project is mostly Commonly used to Analyse Cobol copybooks. This project includes utilities to convert an XML instance file into its COBOL copybook equivalent string buffer and vice versa. This is why you are seeing those errors when you run it against a generated xml-enabled copyfile. In order to use the. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. It can be a program with the file extension. A Cobol Copybook is a textual description about the file structure and is commonly used in mainframe environments often. Thus, paths to the copybooks must be listed through the sonar. Convert a Mainframe EBCDIC file from COBOL copybook format to PC format in less than 60 seconds. The input must be standard COBOL, not XML enabled COBOL. Integrate COBOL and Web-based business. hi friends, Is there any way to import COBOL copy book in XI like Websphere Business Integrator does? Is any one aware of a easier method than creating XML structure of legacy message expected manually? your suggestions would be highly appreciated. We currently provide the following: COBOL Copybook to XML, Messaging Client, Messaging Load and JAXB 1. Cobol To Csv. This will convert the COBOL Copybook into a Host Integration Definition XML file (*. However, copybooks are usually needed to properly parse COBOL programs. ) is transformed to Java, XML or JSON. s of child elements. We use the COPY statement to include a copybook in a program. It is very flexible, has many options and can even handle multiple record types in one file. exe) or I need a way to convert it to an XSD so that I can use XSD to generate the. Built on years of experience working with enterprise customers this solution encapsulates best practices and practical project experience. COBOL and XML. Font Name Font Name to be used. COBOL copybook to XML converter information page, free download and review at Download32. Part of the appeal of data models lies in their ability to translate complex data c…. I am using a read file activity and pass the text to the Cobol parser, where some of the special characters are getting transformed to, what I believe is a junk value. The wizard allows you to create a flat file and capture the record and field metadata contained in the COBOL copybook. So last we left off, I had described a scenario where a prospect had asked about how mainframe data (as described by COBOL copybooks) could be ingested into MarkLogic. Cobol data definition is based on a hierarchical structure composed by two different types of items: Elementary Items and Group Items. Hello guys Are there any adapters in Camel which can parse the Cobol dataDump and Copybook and transform the file into XML format? I have the copybook ( supposed to be a structure definition for fixed length records ) and another file containing those fixed length delimiter separated data set. CPY) but rather by sampling the file content. cb2xml - Cobol to Xml. XML Elements. It can be a program with the file extension. Converts a Cobol program to Java. Step 1 − Go to Local Object. There is no builtin policy today that parses a COBOL copybook payload and extracts the information and transforms it into XML or JSON. For example, DISPLAY becomes XDISPLAY. The wizard allows you to create a flat file and capture the record and field metadata contained in the COBOL copybook. Converting COBOL code to C# ?. The cb2xml package reads a Cobol-Copybook and converts it to either. 3 The final output is a customized, callable program that can be used in existing applications. You can validate the encoding rules in the copybook's XSD file by opening the file in the XSD Editor and clicking the Validate File icon in the XSD Editor. MACROS(MYFILE) MACRO INFILE IN-REC 1 80 A IN-KEY 1 8 A. hidx) that will serve as the metadata for the. Sayan has 6 jobs listed on their profile. (The copybook can be seen as the interface of the Cobol data). However, copybooks are usually needed to properly parse COBOL programs. Convert COBOL to XML; Re-encode. One of the project goals is to create utilities that convert between an XML instance file and its COBOL (CopyBook equivalent) string. The data structure defined in a LINKAGE section should be located in a COPYBOOK. This article explains how to automate the conversion from Copybooks to XML Schema using regular expression logic. cb2json/cb2json "1. You are right, Cobol Copybook is for a fixed width files only. Thus, paths to the copybooks must be listed through the sonar. Part of a new and rapidly growing division, we built software for large corporate call centres such as Unisa, SASOL and Standard Bank. e) this will append start and end tags as per copybook defined variable. is a Cobol parser generator with a plan for growth. A Sample Macro: MYDATA. One of the project goals is to create utilities that convert between an XML instance file and its COBOL (copybook equivalent) string buffer. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. It can also be used to read and write General Flat Files (Csv, Fixed Width) from java (using a Xml File Description. RCXMLCIC reads the CRD source from a pre-loaded TS queue and uses this information to return the XML message. using LINQ-to-XML. net project adopted into cobol2j - you can create xc2j file format without any serious knowledge about xml if you have cobol copybook file. > > I already have a parser written in Java to convert > my xml documents to > commareas and vice versa. The same is true of the XML GENERATE statement in COBOL. He didn't, and I can only repeat that he should better take the allocation map produced by the compiler as input instead of recreating a COBOL compiler with many implementation variants. IDE, Editor, Build and Deploy, Tools, Languages. When converting traditional COBOL data structures to COBOL with XML syntax, this is the filename of a COBOL file being read by cbl2xml. Copybooks often contain the name and data types of variables that associated COBOL programs, such as CICS. compiled with a user defined COBOL Record Definition (CRD) copybook member describing the format of the COBOL data to be returned. COBOL Copybook to XSD QTAssistant provides the ability to convert a COBOL copybook (containing data description etnries) into an XML Schema. What you then need to do is take that document to some other tool to actually create a schema. The ESQL/C to Oracle Pro*C Converter. configuration section. C# / C Sharp Forums on Bytes. Using 'rm cobol compiler. parsing databricks spark xml parsing scala spark sql local file csv text input format pyspark python spark1. Sample COBOL Copybook - Attachmate. Hi All, I am enhancing a legacy CICS Cobol system to access the net, obtaining data. Copybook2CSharp™. Converts Batch, Logic to Spring Batch. Modify - Enables you to modify a selected property. COBOL copybook to XML converter CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL. Copybooks are, by definition, COBOL files that are not syntactically valid by themselves. 1 Program field source can be COBOL copybook, C header file or derived from the XML layout. The CobolToXml package will convert Cobol Data files to/from Xml. But what caught my eye was something that every shop can take advantage of. >I'm looking for some sample or public COBOL copybook and associated data files so that I can test some code for converting COBOL data types. Explore the use case and the Mule flow. You can import or redefine a copybook to update or replace a host transaction data structure. These are the options you can use when calling Data2Xml and Xml2Data programs to convert Cobol data files to/ from Xml Files: -cobol - Cobol copybook used to "interpret" the data (you must supply either a cobol or cb2xml copybook -cb2xml - Cb2xml copybook used to "interpret" the data -input - Input file -output - Output file. This utility takes a COBOL file description as input (in a copybook) and will generate an XML enabled version of that copybook as output. It is relatively easy to write an XSLT stylesheet that, based on the sample XML document, emits a COBOL record description that mimics the structure of that document. When you import a new copybook and associate it with a host transaction, the previously associated copybook is over-written. I am wondering if my customer did not make a mistake during file transfer from the mainframe. Otherwise, at runtime multiple COBOL programs may try to share data structures which are not similar. Parsing the data section yourself is not that hard if you just want to get field names, data types and lengths. directories property. Following is how to convert a Cobol Copybook to XML. IDE, Editor, Build and Deploy, Tools, Languages. It can convert a Layout from one format (say Cobol) to XML. The ESQL/C to Oracle Pro*C Converter. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. 94 CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. Cobol copybook file looks similar to that:. RCCOBXML reads the CRD source from a copybook library and converts the data in the COBOL record to an XML document which is written to an output file. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL copybook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. Once there is a data-definition (XSchema) one can alter the mapping of the COBOL elements to the appropriate XML elements. It also supplies the Csv file handling. 3 The final output is a customized, callable program that can be used in existing applications. ) is transformed to Java, XML or JSON. Transform COBOL payloads to Java, XML or JSON. Hi folks, A student asked me this question today: Does WLI provide any support for translating from COBOL copybook format to XML? The discussion had to do with adapters. You can use the generated copybook to XML-enable your COBOL program. Needs to be reliable, i. COBOL copybook to XML converter. It can also read a sample XML file and write a layout for it. XML Thunder generates all of the source code required for COBOL and C programs to interface with XML. literally into an XML file? If you want something like that, see the COBOL code turned into an HTML cross-reference example at. Font Name Font Name to be used. This utility takes a COBOL file description as input (in a copybook) and will generate an XML enabled version of that copybook as output. See more of Cobol Reviewer on Facebook. The changes are minor in this module so far. Be sure to use ZONECHECK and ZONEDATA to identify "improperly formatted data fields. XML files are generated to define the data layouts of the screens (one file per screen). Right-Click on newly created Cobol Copybook Document and select -->Generate Encoder Definition XSD 4. hidx) that will serve as the metadata for the. The XML PARSE statement parses an XML document into its individual pieces and passes each piece, one at a time, to a user-written processing procedure. x Floating Point: No For COBOL: floating point format for COMP-1 and COMP-2. XML and COBOL - XML and COBOL XML Characters Consist of carriage returns, line feeds and Unicode characters XML is either markup or text Markup is enclosed in XML and COBOL XML Characters Consist of carriage returns, line feeds and Unicode characters XML is either markup or text Markup is enclosed in. Hello guys Are there any adapters in Camel which can parse the Cobol dataDump and Copybook and transform the file into XML format? I have the copybook ( supposed to be a structure definition for fixed length records ) and another file containing those fixed length delimiter separated data set. 0 Cobol to Java Conversion THE SOLUTION AS OFFERED BY MSS ! MSS's migrate!COBOL tools offers JAVA as a destination language. This project includes utilities to convert an XML instance file into its COBOL copybook equivalent string buffer and vice. The COBOL library transforms COBOL data to and from XML. The enterprise journey to decompose the COBOL banking core into Java — The developer perspective 4/5 parser can generate an XML with the syntax tree of the source cobol file that its being. We tried to follow the instructions in the following link. Refer: COBOL Copybook to XSD QTAssistant Downloads. Copybook type Displays a drop-down menu that includes the following items: COPYBOOK - Used when the Copybook type is an actual COBOL Copybook file. User is running workflow that starts with the Tuxedo server, goes to the TMA for SNA, and then into the CICS and go to DB2. 0 Cobol to Java Conversion THE SOLUTION AS OFFERED BY MSS ! MSS's migrate!COBOL tools offers JAVA as a destination language. Import - Enables you to import an existing copybook into the COBOL Copybook Layout Editor. View Jeremy Grodzicki’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Drag in your data file, paste your copybook with COMP-3 fields, packed and zoned decimals, OCCURS. This project includes utilities to convert an XML instance file into its COBOL copybook equivalent string buffer and vice. The COBOL sample demonstrates how you can model binary messages that are based on COBOL copybooks, by using Data Format Description Language (DFDL). When COBOL was introduced, much shorter lengths (e. However, you might have an existing COBOL record you want to use specifically to communicate with a third-party schema. Although the Designer can read COBOL source files, the Designer cannot read a COBOL copybook alone. Copybooks are used by COBOL programmers to ensure everyone uses the same file layout. Please test with your copybooks and provide feedback if anything is missing/needed. A method of parsing XML data comprising: receiving XML data; analyzing the XML data identifying tags and associated data; and producing a data element table indexing the location of tags in the XML data. Best would be to convert the CSV to XML using some external tool - search for XSLT in google. (The copybook can be seen as the interface of the Cobol data). However, copybooks are usually needed to properly parse COBOL programs. Generate COBOL Copybook Output From DB2 Using JCL in DB2 , JCL - on 9:54 PM - No comments Several of my last few posts have involved data manipulation, and for the most part I've been using Groovy. is a library to read/write Cobol data files from Java using a Cobol copybook. This project includes utilities to convert an XML instance file into its COBOL copybook equivalent string buffer and vice versa. This project includes utilities to convert an XML instance file into its COBOL copybook equivalent string buffer and vice. Then open the table definition, go to the Layout tab, open the Parallel option and (right click to) save the record schema in a file. This means you can work in. To do so, create a Visual Studio project like on the next image. It is relatively easy to write an XSLT stylesheet that, based on the sample XML document, emits a COBOL record description that mimics the structure of that document. Cobol Copybook name (if imported from a Cobol/XML Copybook). There is no builtin policy today that parses a COBOL copybook payload and extracts the information and transforms it into XML or JSON. C# / C Sharp Forums on Bytes. In that first one i basically mapped the "payload" to the schema. Re: Help - COBOL copybook data in Java 843859 Dec 20, 2005 11:11 PM ( in response to 843859 ) I've not worked COBOL garbage coming out of a stored proc but I have worked with converting COBOL data files into XML and regular ASCII delimited files. The File Specification Editor can even import copybook definition files directly. Best would be to convert the CSV to XML using some external tool - search for XSLT in google. For each data element tag in the XML data stream, the parser creates a row in a table containing the Tag Name, Field Length, and Field Size of the data element. parse) XML documents to program fields or create XML documents from program fields. 1 doesn’t support the z13 and 5. file-control. The CobolToXml package will convert Cobol Data files to/from Xml. How can businesses move safely and cost-effectively from COBOL to an Object Oriented languages such as C#? This document explores migration through automated code transformation, a mature approach being perfected by the software company Anubex, as an answer to this question. Voila! _____ IBM Software Services Group Any contribution to this forum is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect any position that IBM may hold. COBOL Unicode support and XML processing Ł COBOL now contains built-in syntax for processing XML documents Ł XML PARSE statement parses XML documents, drives processing procedure for each event Ł XML documents may be encoded in UTF-16 Unicode Œ XML documents encoded in UTF-8 may be converted to UTF-16 using the NATIONAL-OF function, then parsed. HOST VARIABLES - A host variable is a data item declared in cobol to use it in embedded SQL. XML document root element. This is a simple example, and does not show removal of GO TO statements, removal of dead code, code reuse strategies, or. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. At runtime, mainframe data (containing EBCDIC, COMP, etc. XML to Cobol CopyBooks information page, free download and review at Download32. The structure of this data is represented by Copybook text files containing Cobol code. net project adopted into cobol2j - you can create xc2j file format without any serious knowledge about xml if you have cobol copybook file. You can create the file format and connect it to data file at the same time. The cobol copybook contains one parent element and (0-99999) no. Be sure to use ZONECHECK and ZONEDATA to identify "improperly formatted data fields. As an alternative we provide XML as the recommended format to write nested data (tree structure). Thus, paths to the copybooks must be listed through the sonar. In that first one i basically mapped the "payload" to the schema. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. Therefore, the input to, and output from, IMS/TM transactions can be specified by using COBOL copybooks or MFS XML descriptors. Save - Enables you to save the copybook file as a layout file. This chapter describes support for XML including an explanation of XML, XML schemas, and how XML fits in with COBOL. With cobol copybook Thanks to cb2xml - another sf. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. A copybook may be included in more than one COBOL program, and a program may include more than one copybook. Although the Designer can read COBOL source files, the Designer cannot read a COBOL copybook alone. One of the project goals is to create utilities that convert between an XML instance file and its COBOL (CopyBook equivalent) string. sonarsource. COBOL copybook to XML converter. 3 The final output is a customized, callable program that can be used in existing applications. XML Parsing and Generation in COBOL Sunday, April 14, 2013 2comments Earlier distributed systems suffered from interoperability issues because each vendor implemented its own on-wire format for distributed object messaging. The same is true of the XML GENERATE statement in COBOL. A Cobol compiler, implemented as a new front end to the GCC compiler. I'm not clear on what you want. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. time, the application populates the COBOL record and passes it to the interface routine. Therefore, the input to, and output from, IMS/TM transactions can be specified by using COBOL copybooks or MFS XML descriptors. Converts cobol copybooks to Xml/Java objects. As one of my assignments I have to my make a program that tests. is a Cobol parser generator with a plan for growth. 1 This project is mostly Commonly used to Analyse Cobol copybooks. EBCDIC Layout and Conversion A Primer on COBOL Copybooks, EBCDIC to ASCII, and SQL Databases. Parsing a Cobol data file against a Cobol Copybook Copybook Parsing Knowledge When I parse mainframe data with COBOL copybook, it does not give XML tree like structure where each and every field has value. (The copybook can be seen as the interface of the Cobol data). The format of the copybook option file is an XML file. directories property. The XML PARSE statement is the COBOL language interface to the high-speed XML parser that is part of the COBOL run time. Supports Java interoperability. Copybook Generation. hi friends, Is there any way to import COBOL copy book in XI like Websphere Business Integrator does? Is any one aware of a easier method than creating XML structure of legacy message expected manually? your suggestions would be highly appreciated. The input must be standard COBOL, not XML enabled COBOL. It was written as a replacement to the Dat2Xml / Xml2Dat programs in the cb2xml package. processes with a service-oriented architecture. I described an approach involving combining Legstar (and its ability to translate copybook descriptions into XSD) with MarkLogic and the MarkLogic Java API. Explore the use case and the Mule flow. •Select an element to view the exact line of code that generated it. You can sort of hack a copybook parser with almost any parsing technique, since basic COBOL data declaration syntax is relatively simple. This allowed me to identify the XML fields passed and then obtain the values for those xml fields and assign them to corresponding Cobol variables. To generate XML, the COBOL application populates the CRD and passes it to the generation subroutine (RCXMLGEN) with the CRD source. I described an approach involving combining Legstar (and its ability to translate copybook descriptions into XSD) with MarkLogic and the MarkLogic Java. You are right, Cobol Copybook is for a fixed width files only. The cobol copybook contains one parent element and (0-99999) no. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. In other words, the COBOL compiler substitutes the copy-book code in your COBOL Program. So last we left off, I had described a scenario where a prospect had asked about how mainframe data (as described by COBOL copybooks) could be ingested into MarkLogic. 1 doesn't support the z13 and 5. •See upstream and downstream from specific elements within a program. exe) or I need a way to convert it to an XSD so that I can use XSD to generate the. hi friends, Is there any way to import COBOL copy book in XI like Websphere Business Integrator does? Is any one aware of a easier method than creating XML structure of legacy message expected manually? your suggestions would be highly appreciated. directories property. CB2XML (CopyBook to XML) is a COBOL CopyBook to XML converter written in Java and based on the SableCC parser generator. I am thinking i'll need two compute statements to do this. We tried to follow the instructions in the following link. This is why you are seeing those errors when you run it against a generated xml-enabled copyfile. The CobolToXml package will convert Cobol Data files to/from Xml. However, copybooks are usually needed to properly parse COBOL programs. Is there any existing open source eclipse based plugin that places the result of CB2XML, after parsing a copybook structure, into ECore.