TBAM Dump/Load: A Database Building Tool

Datatek’s TBAM Dump/Load is a set of utilities used to reformat and rebuild TBAM databases. TBAM Dump extracts data from TBAM databases into a format that can then be used by TBAM Load. TBAM Load inserts the data into a new TBAM database while optionally modifying it. TBAM Dump/Load works with physical mediums (disks, CDs, tapes) as well as over a network connection.

Some Of TBAM/Dump-Load’s Features Include:

  • Insert / Delete / Duplicate / Rearrange data record fields
  • Replace existing data record fields with smaller or larger fields
  • Perform standard translations (e.g., ASCII to EBCDIC)
  • Create customized translation tables
  • Convert record types (e.g., variable length records to fixed length)
  • Conditionally skip records
  • Sort on custom collating sequences
  • Remove duplicate records

TBAM Load supports the same data modification capabilities as TBAM-SORT. By using a simple command file, extracted records from a TBAM database can be modified, converted, skipped, inserted, and reformatted while being reloaded into a new database. A program is no longer needed to change database field data types and sizes, extract a specific set of database records for a new database, or change the format of a key. A simple TBAM Dump/Load script is all that is required. TBAM Load supports the manipulating of keys, data records, and partial records. A large number of data type conversions (including many COBOL data types) are available. Contact a Datatek representative for more information about TBAM Dump/Load.

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