Easytrieve

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Easytrieve
Original author(s)Ribek Corporation
Developer(s)Broadcom Inc
WebsiteCA Easytrieve® Report Generator

Easytrieve is a report generator, sold by CA Technologies.[1][2] Easytrieve Classic and Easytrieve Plus are two available versions of this programming languages primarily designed to generate reports and are used by large corporations operating in mainframe (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE), UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft Windows environments.

Easytrieve was originally developed by Ribek Corporation (named for its owner Robert I. Beckler), with an initial release around 1971 or 1972.[3] Easytrieve was originally developed for IBM Systems 360/370 and RCA Series 70 mainframes. Pansophic became the exclusive reseller of Easytrieve in North America in 1973, and then purchased it from Ribek in 1979.[3] Pansophic was bought by Computer Associates in 1991, who in turn were acquired by Broadcom in 2018.

Easytrieve has been described as "[o]ne of the most successful software products of the 1970s".[4]

Example[edit]

FILE PERSNL FB(150 1800)           } LIBRARY DEFINITION
    NAME  17 8 A 
    PERSNR 9 5 N
    ABTL  98 3 N
    SUMME 94 4 P 2
JOB INPUT PERSNL NAME SUM-PERS     } ACTIVITY DEFINITION
  PRINT PAYRPT
  REPORT PAYRPT LINESIZE 80
  TITLE 01 'PERSONALREPORT BEISPIEL1'
  LINE 01 ABTL NAME PERSNR SUMME

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skidmore, Lem (25 June 1979). "Nonapplications: Preparation Vital". Computerworld. IDG Enterprise. 13 (26): SR/2 and SR/28. ISSN 0010-4841. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  2. ^ Mace, Scott (21 March 1988). "Pansophic Adds Plain English Query Language to Easytrieve". InfoWorld. InfoWorld Media Group, Inc. 10 (12): 28. ISSN 0199-6649.
  3. ^ a b Piscopo, Joseph A. (2002-05-03). "Oral history interview with Joseph Piscopo": 16. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Bergin, Thomas J.; Haigh, Thomas (October 2009). "The Commercialization of Database Management Systems, 1969–1983". IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. 31 (4): 26–41. doi:10.1109/MAHC.2009.107. ISSN 1058-6180.

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