Accessing VSAM Files


I need to read/write data from/to VSAM files in the Mainframe System.I am not sure whether Webmethods 6.0.1 Mainframe adapter supports to access this VSAM file OR Do I need to use the flat file feature in Webmethods 6.0.1.

Any suggestion is appreciated.



We had the same requirement. Fortunately we had Informatica PowerConnect for Mainframe and this allowed us to read/write vsam files from/to the mainframe. We used an Oracle table as the “bridge” between webMethods and Informatica.

If you don’t have Informatica, you could write a custom CICS program to interact with a VSAM file and then use webMethods mainframe to interact with your CICS program. We considered this but decide against it because we had the Informatica option.