Repetitive tasks which are tedious, and require manual labour can be automated using Rexx. Just like you use the FIND, CHANGE, SAVE. If you are developing or maintaining the traditional mainframe . To run the tutorials on this blog, you will need access to an IBM mainframe. The REXX Tutorial. Contents. Introductory text; 1. Creating a Rexx program; 2. Doing arithmetic; 3. Errors; 4. Untyped data; 5. More on variables; 6. Functions; 7.

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Rexx programs you can talk to other software applications that run on the Mainframe.

Rexx presumes that with a new-line, begins a new instruction. To bring these code snippets together into a functional program, you need a little bit of glue around them.

Essentially, everything that you do on a mainframe is a command.

Introduction to Rexx – Mainframes

And, most of the training programs, either external or corporate, do not teach REXX as a language in their initial mainframe training.

So, by just writing 4 lines of code, you achieve your purpose. To learn more about this topic, read these articles: To run the tutorials on this blog, you will need access to an IBM mainframe.

This means that you need to manually perform all the routine tasks.

Every letter should have the correct slant. This tutorial has tutirial prepared mainly for those professionals who dexx within the IT industry, working as specialists in the field of Scripting and Macro Languages. Rexx rrexx not require you to explicitly declare variables. It does this either through a simple program or by using other ISPF facilities tutoriwl Panels, Skeletons more about them later.


Rekha J March 16, at 3: Read The Current Issue: Instead, the Rexx Interpreter simply reads your source-code one line at a time, interprets it and executes it. The name of my program is REXX One of the reasons, why you should learn Rexx, is that it increases the productivity of the average Mainframee Programmer. It is very useful for those professionals who work on Data Processing, text and also for generating reports.

Likewise, you should possess some fundamental knowledge about the rules in Rexx programs. So, say number would display the value 5 on the Mainframe Screen.

Its goal is to make scripting as easy, fast, reliable, and error-free as possible. Live Traffic Live Traffic Stats. A compiler is also available. This is an introductory rrexx that covers the basics of Rexx and how to deal with its various components and sub-components.

Rexx Restructured Extended Executor is designed to be a scripting language. Usually this will be a comment. Rexx was developed in the yearby a programmer, Mike Cowlishaw, who is now a visiting professor at the University of Warwick. It is an elementary tutorial and you can easily understand the concepts explained here with a basic knowledge of how a company or an organization deals with its scripting languages and programs. Shreeja K June 16, at 8: Manoj dalai February 10, at This is the service through which the user logs into the mainframe.

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This means there is no fixed structure turorial a rexx program. Instead, you can write a simple rexx tutroial not exceeding 20 lines and you will get your result. In computer programming languages, it is common to indent program source-code to improve readability. If you need to find out all the datasets that meet some pattern and see if they have some data in it, you can do a 3.

The language Rexx is recommended for beginners, because it has a simple instruction set — just a couple of dozen instructions.

The REXX Tutorial

How do you code comments in Rexx? More Articles From Michael Cairns. Why should I program in Rexx?

An informal way to understand the concepts of REXX programming language. To continue an instruction over to the next line, put a comma.

Learning the REXX Language

On the other hand, Rexx rexc an interpreted language. Mainframe people seem to speak a completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy. It was designed from day one to be powerful, yet easy to use. Letters like an ‘a’ and ‘o’ should be of similar height. Rexx is a free-form language.