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  Topic: U4083 abend in cics
William Collins

Replies: 7
Views: 11656

PostForum: Problem Determination   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:19 am   Subject: U4083 abend in cics
U4083 (X'FF3')

Explanation

The back chain was found in error. The reason code describes the most likely cause of the abend.

What that means essentially is that something inside LE has been tr ...
  Topic: 2 byte binary overflow
William Collins

Replies: 5
Views: 4236

PostForum: Application Programming   Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:10 pm   Subject: 2 byte binary overflow
What compiler are you using? It's name and version is on the top of each page of the compiler listing.

That code won't compile with any IBM COBOL I've used (one or two, Severe messages, depending o ...
  Topic: Long values in 88-level variable
William Collins

Replies: 5
Views: 3299

PostForum: Application Programming   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:50 pm   Subject: Long values in 88-level variable
As long as you have that one trailing space, or use the figurative constant SPACE, you don't need the delimiter (you chose %) but can use DELIMITED BY SIZE.
  Topic: Long values in 88-level variable
William Collins

Replies: 5
Views: 3299

PostForum: Application Programming   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:29 pm   Subject: Long values in 88-level variable
The 2014 COBOL Standard has a "concatenation operator" (&) which would give you what you want, but it does require explicit trailing spaces to make the correct lengths when a piece of te ...
  Topic: Removing opening and closing bracket '[' & ']' using sor
William Collins

Replies: 6
Views: 2878

PostForum: Utilities   Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:02 pm   Subject: Removing opening and closing bracket '[' & ']' using sor
If I've understood you correctly, you are saying:

"If position five is '[', remove it any any trailing ']'"

Is that correct?
  Topic: Database Index File - Catalogue issue
William Collins

Replies: 2
Views: 3386

PostForum: IMS   Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:50 am   Subject: Database Index File - Catalogue issue
You are not clear in your question.

Has this happened on multiple occasions? Or is this the first time? Did it not occur before the SVC was installed? Is your upgrade complete?

Have you looked ...
  Topic: How does metacobol/datacom compilation work..
William Collins

Replies: 2
Views: 4312

PostForum: Other Technical Topics   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:40 am   Subject: How does metacobol/datacom compilation work..
It's probably quicker for you to do your own search, isn't it?
  Topic: Print first and last Keys as part of INCLUDE
William Collins

Replies: 6
Views: 2661

PostForum: Utilities   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:03 am   Subject: Print first and last Keys as part of INCLUDE
A further OUTFIL. You know the ID of the first and last group in each OUTFIL, except for the SAVE. so an INCLUDE= for the known numbers. BUILD to just have the information you want. Then with reportin ...
  Topic: FB to VB using OUTREC
William Collins

Replies: 7
Views: 6158

PostForum: Utilities   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:38 am   Subject: FB to VB using OUTREC
Have I never mentioned SORT Symbols? Smile

Not only do they give you the commentary, but you get to use them - define in one place, use as in as many places as you need, with no only one place to typ ...
  Topic: Remove all entries except first
William Collins

Replies: 4
Views: 2599

PostForum: Utilities   Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:35 am   Subject: Remove all entries except first
You already have the INCLUDE doing what you want for selection? Have a look at OPTION STOPAFT (have a look at things like STARTREC and ENDREC at the same time, just so you know what type of stuff is i ...
  Topic: ESPT Scheduling manuals
William Collins

Replies: 2
Views: 5457

PostForum: Tools and Downloads   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:10 pm   Subject: ESPT Scheduling manuals
The documentation should be available from the vendor. Ask at your site how to get a copy.
  Topic: File creation DASD vs TAPE - "No OPEN/WRITEs" in P
William Collins

Replies: 3
Views: 4048

PostForum: Job Control Language(JCL)   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:09 pm   Subject: File creation DASD vs TAPE - "No OPEN/WRITEs" in P
That's the way it works. The DASD data set cataloguing has nothing to do with a physical data set, CART/TAPE does.
  Topic: Replacing space by zeros - Not working
William Collins

Replies: 2
Views: 2457

PostForum: Application Programming   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:48 pm   Subject: Replacing space by zeros - Not working
How does the data get into B, including the definition of the source field?

I think you are expecting it to be left-justified, but it is not.

When you UNSTRING, you are picking up a zero-length ...
  Topic: Strange WS data behavior after WRITE in Cobol.
William Collins

Replies: 7
Views: 4504

PostForum: Application Programming   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:30 pm   Subject: Strange WS data behavior after WRITE in Cobol.
After the WRITE, the "pointer" for the record-area "beneath" the FD is updated to the next available position. Effectively, whether you did an explicit MOVE or a WRITE ... FROM ... ...
  Topic: Perfomance impact due to unused DD names
William Collins

Replies: 2
Views: 2598

PostForum: Job Control Language(JCL)   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:52 pm   Subject: Perfomance impact due to unused DD names
No. If a file is not OPENed it is not going to directly affect performance of the program.

The program will be considerably larger than need be, and there may be effects from that.

There is &qu ...
 
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