AS/400 SAVF Extraction

SAVF Extraction feature allows to extract SAVF format into source code (PF, LF, DSPF, PRTF, RPG, RPGLE, CBL, CBLLE, CL, CLLE… files) in order to explore it easily. The SAVF should not be compressed (mode namely *HIGH).

This feature is visible only when files with SAVF extension have been detected in the uploaded codebase.

SAVF files are detected at the project creation. They are indicated by an orange exclamation mark asking the user to click on the upper-right menu in order to launch the Extraction.

SAVF Extraction

Before extracting files, the user must select the relevant Coded character set identifiers (CCSID). The default value is “00037”, corresponding to “US, Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia”. If in doubt, keep this default value.

The complete CCSID list is available on the IBM website.

pop up allowing the user to select the CCSID required for SAVF extraction

The extraction takes a few minutes depending on the number and size of the files to be extracted. Once done, the user is notified by email, the orange icon is replaced by a green one, and the project metrics are updated. A summary of the extraction is also available on the “…” menu.

SAVF Extraction Results

The extraction can be relaunched if needed.

NB: AS/400 (iSeries) source code can also be imported into BluInsights as textual files within the corresponding extensions (e.g. PF, LF, DSPF, PRTF, RPG, RPGLE, CBL, CBLLE, CL, CLLE…).