What is Data/Wizard ?
DATA/WIZARD is a software product designed to assist users to perform maintenance tasks on their files and databases. DATA/WIZARD allows you to investigate and update your files and databases using a series of simple to use ISPF panels. Support is available for direct update of Sequential, VSAM, IMS/DB, DB2 and IDMS files and databases. DATA/WIZARD works on a simple building block principle with files and databases being defined only once to the system. Views of files are created containing the fields that are required for actual DATA/WIZARD processing to be performed. The user defines the actions to be carried out by DATA/WIZARD using a simple set of process statements. DATA/WIZARD investigation and updating of files/databases takes place in batch with control reports detailing statistics for the run.
Why you need Data/Wizard
Every mainframe installation needs to be able to perform ad-hoc tasks on files and databases, both in production and test environments. Manipulation of data, for testing, fixing, investigation and analysis, is both time consuming and prone to error. With DATA/WIZARD the time taken to complete these tasks will be substantially reduced and files and databases returned to 'active service' in the shortest possible time. Whether the requirement is to create a test version of a file with a simple subset of records, locate and fix numeric fields on a production file which are causing data exceptions, print all records containing a specific value in a field, DATA/WIZARD can perform all these tasks! Once installed and running DATA/WIZARD will soon become an invaluable aid to your Data Center operations staff. DATA/WIZARD is simple to install, simple to learn and simple to use, operations and programming staff will quickly appreciate the tasks it can perform.