CONNX for C-ISAM Data Sheet

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The CONNX for C-ISAM module provides secure, real-time, read/write access to C-ISAM data sources on Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Linux and other UNIX flavors. In conjunction with other CONNX modules, you can perform seamless joins between C-ISAM and most other databases.



Join C-ISAM with Multiple Data Sources

In conjunction with other products in the CONNX suite, you can perform seamless joins between two or more supported disparate databases using ODBC, OLE DB,

.NET and JDBC. CONNX for C-ISAM access is fast and efficient. With CONNX, a single metadata model can be created that spans all enterprise data sources and applications requiring data access. The result is an enterprise-wide view of data that provides a reusable standards-based frame- work for information access. To the user or application, data appears as if it existed in a single federated relational database.


The CONNX distributed SQL engine reduces the workload placed on the server by performing CPU-intensive operations where the CONNX client resides (Unix, Linux or Windows. i.e., remote desktop, Web and/or application server), while allowing the database engine to perform tasks for which it is best suited.

CONNX directly imports C-ISAM metadata from COBOL copybooks or text files. CONNX supports ANSI SQL (Insert, Update, Select, and Delete); group by, distinct, aggregate (AVG, MIN, MAX, SUM, and COUNT), and all substring, string, date, conversion, and math functions. Nested inner and outer left/right joins are supported, as well as subqueries and correlated subqueries. CONNX also supports Unions and Insert/Select.


CONNX supports the creation of views, which facilitate hiding table relationships from the end user. CONNX Views facilitate the creation of heterogeneous joins between multiple disparate databases.


Data Conversions

CONNX supports over 600 data types and performs bi-directional data conversions for data updates and retrieves.

Metadata Import

CONNX for C-ISAM imports C-ISAM metadata directly from COBOL copybooks, Powerhouse PDLs, and a CONNX Text Specification fi le format into a CONNX Data Dictionary file (CDD).

Occur Clauses

The CONNX unique Rotated Array Technology makes manipulation of large arrays simple. CONNX accomplishes this by returning each column of the array as a separate row.

Popular Program Access

As with all databases supported by


CONNX, CONNX for C-ISAM has been

tested with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visual Studio, including Visual Basic/C++, etc., Delphi, PowerBuilder, Impromptu, Report- NET, Lotus Approach, Crystal Reports and vendors such as Cognos and Business Objects. CONNX for Access also supports ADO and ASP.NET, and JDBC is used with Websphere and Apache Tomcat.


ODBC Full Compliance (level 2) ; JDBC Type 3 Driver; OLE DB 2.5 Driver; NET 2.0 Driver and above

Table Redefinition

The CONNX Data Dictionary supports multiple record layouts of the same C-ISAM file, based on a “record type” field.




· Federate with other relational, non-relational, net- worked, hierarchical, object, and flat-file database information through a single, easy-to-use, SQL-based interface.

· Data at your fingertips – anything from legacy data to recently added content to application information – anytime, anywhere.

· A reusable standards-based framework for information access that drastically lowers the short-and long-term costs usually associated with com

· Boosts productivity and efficiency of end users and application builders by connecting different functions within the enterprise.

· Shortens development time on projects using open standards

· Improves time to market.

· Provides  cost-effectiveness.

· Preserves initial investment.

· Access from Microsoft Windows, Unix and Linux productivity tools, database applications, and development environments.

· Enhances flexibility for database use in a multitude of OS environments and BI tools.

· Proven scalability, supporting any number of client machines.

· Compatible with any .NET- ODBC-, OLE DB-, or JDBC compliant application.

· Enables use of open standards interfaces with in- vestment protection.

· Minimizes resource utilization

· Utilizes current infrastructures with no additional

· Open-platform technology that integrates with existing systems so you can manage them with

· Extends the functionality and life of existing architecture.

· Windows, Unix and Linux client support.

· Supports existing IT infrastructure at no additional cost.

· Field and record level protection.

· Provides maximum levels of data security

· Heterogeneous joins for the creation of reports that consolidate data spanning multiple data

· Maintains integrity of data.

· Real-time read/write access to data.

· Enhances flexibility.

· Multiple views support.

· Extensive data type conversion support.

· Minimizes complexity for end users.

· Comes bundled with the CONNX InfoNaut querying and reporting tool that enables users to instantly view their data.

· Easy to install and use

· Standard version of InfoNaut included with CONNX.




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