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Course #:WA1877

Basic Assembler Language Programming Training

This course introduces students to the basic skills required to write assembler programs using the IBM High Level Assembler (HLASM).

Students will code Assembler programs with the following capabilities –

  • Use Character, packed and binary data instructions
  • Edit input data and build output reports
  • Processing data in tables
  • Build program linkage
  • Code data management macros
  • Use dumps to debug Assembler language program S0C7 abends
  • Developing larger programs using multiple base registers
  • Creating and using DSECTs.

Students will code, assemble and execute a series of programs using fixed point and decimal instructions and file access.

Topics
 
  • What is Assembler Language?
  • Defining Storage Areas and Constants
  • Packed Decimal Processing
  • Data Movement Instructions
  • Assembling and Executing Your Program
  • Conditional Processing
  • Formatting Output Data
  • Binary Processing
  • Table Processing
  • Program Linkage
  • Sequential File Processing
  • Program Addressability and DSECTs
  • What to Know Before You Go
What you will learn
 

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Read and write disk/tape files, and generate formatted reports
  • Edit input data
  • Process data in 2 dimensional tables
  • Code program linkage conventions
  • Debug Assembler language programs using dumps
  • Developing large programs using multiple base registers
  • Creating and using DSECTs.
Audience
 

This course is for application and systems programmers who need to develop programs using the IBM’s High Level Assembler.

Prerequisites
 

Each attendee should have at least 6 months of experience with TSO/ISPF and JCL.  Previous experience in designing and coding application programs will be helpful, but is not needed.

Duration
  Five Days.

Outline of Basic Assembler Language Programming Training

Day 1

  • What is Assembler Language?
  • Defining Storage Areas and Constants
  • Packed Decimal Processing

Day 2

  • Data Movement Instructions
  • Assembling and Executing Your Program

Lab 1 – Convert F to C degrees – using IBM standard Procs

  • Conditional Processing

Lab 2 – Conditional Processing

Day 3

  • Formatting Output Data

 Lab 3 – Suppress leading zeros

  • Binary Processing

Lab 4 – Convert F to C degrees in binary

  • Table Processing

Lab 5 – Table look-up (DS’s & DC’s)

Day 4

  • Program Linkage
  • Sequential File Processing

 Lab 6 / Lab 7 – Load a table (DS’s only) from a sequential file

Day 5

  • Program Addressability and DSECTs

Lab 8 – Program Addressability – Table layout and build DSECT

  • What to Know Before You Go

Appendices

Appendix A - Analyzing Abend-AID Dumps
Appendix B - Analyzing DumpMaster Dumps
Appendix C - Using the IBM Fault Analyzer
Appendix D - Analyzing IBM SYSUDUMPs
Appendix E - Binary and Hexadecimal Number Systems
Appendix F - Solutions to Written Exercises
Appendix G – Solutions to Lab Exercises

We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
US Inquiries / 1.877.517.6540
Canadian Inquiries / 1.877.812.8887