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CIMS Report Writer. The 4GL Report Writer and File Format Utility for CIMS Mainframe.
CIMS Report Writer is a full-function 4GL report writer designed to work with IBM's CIMS Mainframe chargeback system (IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS, or ITUAM). CIMS Report Writer lets programmers and end users quickly produce production reports, custom one-time reports, analyses and queries from CIMS Mainframe data.

CIMS Report Writer is also a powerful file format utility that extracts CIMS mainframe data and formats it any way you need it-- for PC programs such as Excel, Access, Lotus etc. Or, for use in Oracle databases or other ASCII-based platforms. CIMS Report Writer can even format your CIMS mainframe data as HTML for immediate viewing on your Internet or Intranet site, or to send by e-mail.

CIMS Report Writer, designed for both programmers and end users, uses a simple free-format language. Written entirely in fast, efficient assembly language it uses far less CPU than other report writers.

CIMS Report Writer's features include:

  • access multiple input files in a single run
  • produce multiple outputs (reports and/or files) in a single run
  • mix and match data from flat files, VSAM files and DB2 tables (with available DB2 Option)
  • create your own new fields
  • more than 50 built-in math, date, time and string functions
  • computes statistics
  • summarizes data
  • full customization of the output's appearance
  • unlimited number of control breaks
  • reports wider than 132 characters
  • prints bar graphs
  • validates numeric data to avoid SOC7 ABENDs.
  • PC-formatting feature reformats "non-PC-friendly" fields (such as packed, binary, and hex numbers, Julian dates, and bit fields). CIMS Report Writer easily converts these fields to standard ASCII formats that PC programs can use.
  • automatically converts output to HTML-formatted "web reports", if desired
CIMS Report Writer Release History

CIMS Report Writer 3.0.3
  • Floating point support
CIMS Report Writer 3.0.1
  • Specify completion code for empty runs
  • Easy way to list all fields in report
  • Display numbers as Kb, Mb, Gb etc.
  • Many new built-in fuctions
  • Add any increment to a date or time
  • read details
CIMS Report Writer 3.0.0
  • Create multiple reports (or output files) in a single run
  • New array handling features (supporting nested arrays and parallel arrays)
  • Stop a run early when a user-specified condition is detected
  • User-specified action for I/O errors
  • read details
CIMS Report Writer 2.8.0
  • Easily turn a report into an HTML report
  • ASCII formatting options
PSG Customers: If you purchase maintenance and support for this product from Pacific Systems Group, you may upgrade to the latest version at any time. Simply download the 30-day trial and insert the authorization codes that we have provided you.

CAUTION: Downloads are provided as a service to our customers. We suggest you create backups of any previous releases before installing a new release. We strongly suggest that you thoroughly test the new release in a testing environment before migrating it to production.


Please note that CIMS Report Writer is made available under a special arrangement only to verified licensees of IBM's Usage and Accounting Manager for z/OS (or CIMS Lab's CIMS Mainframe). If you are not a CIMS customer, you can receive the same functionality with our Spectrum Writer 4GL.

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About Pacific Systems Group, The CIMS Lab and IBM.

Learn more about the history of CIMS Report Writer and of Pacific Systems Group's relationship to IBM's CIMS Lab.

Attention Mainframe Software Vendors! Spectrum Writer is the ideal choice for adding custom reporting and file export functions to your own product. Learn more about OEM, VAR and bundling opportunities.

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