CA Gen to EGL migration

Xact offers automated migration from CA Gen to EGL code (Enterprise Generation Language) using Xact’s migration tool.

From the EGL environment the code can be generated to COBOL or Java and deployed to different platforms (Mainframe z/OS, Windows, Linux, UNIX)

The migration to EGL is a 1:1 functional conversion of the CA Gen code and all business logic in CA Gen code is preserved in the new environment.

The migrated EGL source code has no dependency to CA Gen runtime and is native and hand-maintainable.

EGL is usually chosen as target language only for CA Gen backend and 3270 online parts

  • Batch managers and procedure steps
  • Server managers and procedure steps
  • Action Block programs
  • 3270 Screens

The 3270 screens are converted to EGL TUI forms.

CA Gen generated GUI/Web clients are normally migrated a Web frontend with JavaScript/HTML.

Xact also offers this kind of conversion: CA Gen to JavaScript/HTML migration

The migrated EGL code can also work with existing hand-written GUI clients – even without changing the clients.

This is managed by middleware and proxies provided by Xact.

Xact also generates proxies for hand-written External Action Blocks enabling them to be called without changing the hand-written programs.

Proxies are generated based on extracted data from CA Gen encyclopedia.

Please contact Xact for more information about the solution for migration of CA Gen to EGL.