This article describes how to setup a basic node to pull data from your mainframe ( z/OS ) platform into Data360 Analyze. Please note, the sample node supplied in this article was created with Analyze v3.6.2 and will not work on prior versions of the application.
This node relies on FTP capability to extract data from a mainframe. This is enabled by default within mainframe environments.
In this exercise, we will walk through importing a sample data flow that hosts a "get" node. This node will be the driving force in connecting / extracting information from a file within the team's mainframe ( z/OS ) system.
To import the "Mainframe Flat File" node mentioned above, please follow import steps defined within the following article :
Once imported, and the node "Get Mainframe Flat File" is within the node listings, drag and drop this within the canvas ( located center screen ).
After placing the newly imported node onto the canvas, click on it to view the "Mainframe Connection and File Information" options. This is located on the right hand side of the screen. These values will be where the team details the appropriate information to connect to your mainframe ( z/OS ) environment :
Please note, when defining the filename, ensure the file being read from the mainframe ( z/OS ) environment has single quotes around the path if you are adding a high-level qualifier ( HLQ ). The node works similarly to a mainframe environment. If you don't add the single quotes, then the mainframe environment adds your HLQ automatically.
Once saved, testing the connection may be performed by clicking on the node and selecting the "Run" button on the top left corner of your screen :
You will be able to view the extracted data by selecting the "green circle" next to the node ( If the connection failed, this will turn red indicating an error has occurred )