i'v used mainframe rexx quite a bit & I am trying to get used to & learn oorexx on windows, and would appreciate bit of guidance as to how to go about reading a file (text, doc or xcel) and then write it out to a new file. I had a quick look in the sample directory as well as the ref guide, but could not work out how to allocate & read a file, & then write it out to a new one.
Writing an object oriented rexx is a new concept to me and I am keen to learn it, it will come handy in automating a lot of repatative tasks in my DBA role.
I would also appreciate any guidance about what oorexx instructions i will need in order to connect to an Oracle database for example in order to pass a select statement , and then read in the result set back in my program.
Many thanks in advance to all the feedback & comments.