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Course Catalog » z/OS Related Products Curriculum » z/OS Related Products Series

FOCUS

Duration
6 hours

Overview

Description

This course is intended for those looking to learn FOCUS for the purposes of data and report construction and maintenance. Before commencing this course you should have a good understanding of basic programming and database principles.

Audience

Those looking to learn FOCUS for the purposes of data and report construction and maintenance.

Prerequisites

Those doing the course should have a good understanding of basic programming and database principles.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use FOCUS to report and manage data
  • Use basic FOCUS functions to extract and use data

Course Content

Quick Reporting - The Table Statement

Data structure essentials

Basic report commands

Sorting and displaying data

How FOCUS describes Data

Free format reports

Simple Reporting - Using Table Talk

Choosing report elements

Specifying sort summarization

Selection criteria

Tidying up

Reporting in Depth

Joining data structures

Intermediate HOLD files

Merging files using MATCH

Exporting data to other systems

Updating files using MODIFY/ENTER

Updating concepts

Reading fixed data formats

Display and update Data

Verify data entry

Structure your update program using CASE

Packaging Reports & Applications, Using Dialog Manager

Basic control statements

Using variables

Variable names

Full format of variable names

Supplying values to variables

Compound -IF statements

Combining FOCEXECs

Debugging using ECHO

Database Control

Creating FOCUS databases

FSCAN prefix-area commands

FSCAN command-line commands

FSCAN CHANGE command

FSCAN REPLACE command

FSCAN LOCATE command

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