From COBOL to SQL through program transformation and XML

Meziane, F ORCID: and Aliwa, J 2003, From COBOL to SQL through program transformation and XML , in: Third International Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA 2003), July 2003, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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The cost of maintaining legacy software systems has spiralled and their maintenance became a burden for many organisations. In this paper we present the first prototype of the LOBS-COQ system that attempts to transform COBOL legacy systems into relational database schema and produce SQL statements for data querying. The approach first transforms the COBOL source code into XML files, which are then processed to create tables and develop SQL statements. Frames are used to develop the SQL statements. COBOL statements are parsed and the information extracted is used to fill the frames’ slots.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Refereed: Yes
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Depositing User: Prof Farid Meziane
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2009 15:17
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:18

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