ISAM File Access (ODBC/OLE)
DLL control allows access to Fujitsu netCOBOL ISAM data files. It
can be used with ODBC compliant programs to directly access your
ISAM data files. Some programs which might use this utility would be
Crystal Reports and Excel.
You will need access to the FD that defines the structure of the
data file. Then use the COBOL file utility to generate a .LAY
file. Each file is then added to a text file that will link a
user friendly name for the file to the actual data filename and the
.LAY file that tells the control what the structure of the file
Once this is done you can go to Excel and import the data
directly into a speadsheet. It's that simple.