Is there a way to read COBOL data in a Java program? More concretely I'm confronted with the following case:
I have a file with fixed length records of data. The data definition is done as COBOL copybooks. I think of a library which is taking into account the copybooks and would be able to read those records.
Ideally, it should be possible to generate basic Java classes and structures based on the copybook information. In a later step the datarecords would be parsed and the data filled into objects of those generated classes.
Are there any other techniques to cope with the problem of reading COBOL data?