• Use Spectrum Mainframe Exporter to:

  • make your own custom export files on the mainframe, for use in:
    • spreadsheet programs like Excel and Lotus
    • database programs like Microsoft Access
    • e-mail attachments
    • Oracle databases
    • Unix Web servers
    • any other PC, server, or mainframe application that requires a custom file format
  • combine mainframe data from flat files, VSAM files and DB2 tables
  • select just the records and fields that you want to export
  • automatically re-format the mainframe data into comma-delimited files
    • choose your own delimiter character (eg: a comma, a tab character, or any other character)
    • specify the quote character to use when encapsulating text
    • choose from MM/DD/YY, MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YY, DD/MM/YYYY (and many more) date formats for your output
  • automatically perform any required data conversion to get your mainframe data into PC-ready text format
    • supports Gregorian, Julian, Day-in-Century, STCK (and many other) date formats in your input files (and exports them as standard MM/DD/YYYY etc dates, as you specify)
    • lets you specify century windowing, if desired, to convert old YY mainframe dates into the correct YYYY dates
    • supports HH:MM, HH:MM:SS, HH:MM:SS.HHH... time fields, as well as binary seconds since midnight, CICS timestamps and STCK timestamps in your input files
    • accepts numeric data in character, packed, packed unsigned (BCD), binary, and binary unsigned formats
    • lets you convert bit fields (flags) in the input file into text strings for the output file
  • create custom fixed format ASCII files (instead of comma-delimited) if you prefer
  • turn mainframe data into HTML Web reports to put on websites or send as e-mail attachments
  • use your existing COBOL or Assembler record layouts to define your input files  


Spectrum Mainframe Exporter
Example of Importing Mainframe Data into Excel

Here is a simple 3-statement example. It shows how easy Spectrum Mainframe Exporter makes it to use mainframe data in Excel.


Photo of importing mainframe data into Excel.



Want to Learn More?

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  • see another example of exporting mainframe data, with a more detailed explanation.
  • read our Spectrum Mainframe Exporter FAQ, which has answers to lots of questions you may have.
  • view our step-by step, seven-lesson tutorial on how to use Spectrum Mainframe Exporter.
  • check out the Spectrum Mainframe Exporter price list.
  • download a free 30-day trial of this powerful mainframe export utility for PC programs.
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