• Data Conversion on IBM AS/400

    Hi, We're converting some old master files in to new format files. These master files have around 58 million records each. We wrote COBOL programs to convert the format and write to the new files. In order to speed up the process we are splitting the each master file into 20 parts(i.e., 20 files...

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  • File status in AS/400

    What does file status 39 signify? How can we check the possibilities that caused the file status 39 to occur?

    Durgesh813370 pointsBadges:
  • COBOL Certification by IBM

    I want to know if there are  any COBOL Certification by IBM? As we have for DB2 certificate.

    Mona995 pointsBadges:
  • CTRL, AS/400 and COBOL

    How can we check through COBOL program that a CTRL or ENTER key is pressed. Is there any keyword for it?

    Durgesh813370 pointsBadges:
  • Pointer not set for location referenced in COBOL ILLE with two modules

    Hello, One of my customers is reporting a problem saying that when program A calls program B generates a message "Pointer not set for location referenced." from Procedure Division of Program B. (which has parameters) This program is a COBOL ILE with two modules, one COBOL module (Program entry...

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  • Record Locking using a COBOL program

    From a COBOL program I an reading a random access file and occasionally try to read a locked record. What can I do to speed up the read so I can just present a popup screen that tells the user he is trying to access a locked record. Right now it takes 60 secs to time out from the read attempt...

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  • Upgrading system from V5R3 to V5R4

    Hi, I need to upgrade the system from V5R3 to V5R4. I need to know that are there any RPG , iLE, CL, Cobol commands that have changed. Which would require code change to incorporatte the upgraded version. Can someove help me out how to find such commands.

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  • COBOL/400 – Time stamp

    Hi, could anyone please advice me how to use time stamp in COBOL/400?

    Anu143525 pointsBadges:
  • CPF5011 COBOL subfile error

    I have not written a subfile program in a while, but am having trouble when errors are encountered. As this is COBOL and the code can be lengthy to weed through on a forum, let me first spell out the scenario. I have 32 records in a COBOL subfile, 11 per page. There is one input field per subfile...

    LetItBe260 pointsBadges:
  • iSeries SQL Cobol

    In my COBOL SQL select statement that was previously running on V5R4, I was able to extract a date field defined with "date" as the data type. We are now on V7R1 and we get a data mapping error. No clue as to why? Any ideas? thanks

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  • COBOL PGM for extracting fields from mulitple files to a flat file

    Hi, Please help me with an need an example COBOL program for the below mentioned requirements. Extract fields from 3 files based on selection criteria(specific to each file) and write all the records which satisfies the criteria to a flat file. Thank you.

    reshnair5 pointsBadges:
  • File Status 90 during open

    Hi, I have a logical file, which I am trying to open in I-O mode, but I get File status 90 File is existing on the system, The code was working fine previously (on development machine), but today I installed all the objects on another machine (Testing machine), and I am getting this file status,...

    asakla240 pointsBadges:
  • COBOL reading RPG created files

    I am trying to read a RPG created file with special characters in the data fields (EX: EP$DEPT,etc). Is there a way I can remap the fields in a COBOL program. I tried a logical mapping over the PF but when I rename the fields in the LF removing the $ sign, I get compile errors because the LF can't...

    Theraven35 pointsBadges:
  • Validate date in COBOL/400

    I have date in yyyymmdd format. I want to validate if it lies between a particular period of 2 years let b/w 1 Jan 2012 to 5 April 2014, in COBOL/400.... Please help me as the intrinsic function like that in COBOL are not working in this case. Thanks.

    praveen21210 pointsBadges:
  • VS COBOL and ADABAS/Natural Mainframe Recent Prospects

    Dear Rick: I've been out of the field (driving a truck) since March of 2005. I'm thinking that due to retirements and natural attrition, combined with the fact (please confirm) that companies are not retiring their mainframe systems like everyone thought, what are job prospects for a 48 year old...

    HankTheTank5 pointsBadges:
  • Logical File

    Hi, I have written two online programs.  The first one uses PRDATA-FILE.  The second one uses a logical file based on PRDATA-FILE.  When the screen of the first online program is displayed, the screen of the second online program does not display records.  Is this because PRDATA-FILE is locked...

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  • Output from COBOL display statement not showing up in log when changing userid via QWTSETP

    If I change userids in my CL via QSYGETPH/QWTSETP I get no QPJOBLOG. After adding DSPJOBLOG  OUTPUT(*PRINT)  to the CL I get a joblog. But still no output from the DISPLAY statements in the program. If I don't switch userids, I see the messages in the QPJOBLOG.    

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  • Hawkeye Mass Compile

    How close do other change management products keep COBOL compile parms for CRTCBLPGM, CRTBDNCBL when replacing an object? Have looked at Hawkeye's Mass Compile but had to tell them a while back they were not keeping the Activation group was defaulting to QILE even if the object it was replacing was...

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  • Cobol access to DB2 data over multiple LPARs

    I have an iSereis with 2 LPARs - one running V6R1 with a Cobol compiler (not ILE) and the other LPAR is running V5R3 with DB2 files.  What code and/or compiler options do I use to connect the v6r1 Cobol with the v5r3 database and how do I create the Cobol program to run on v5r3? Thanks

    Oldcobolguy5 pointsBadges:
  • DBCS data movement

    I have a requirement to select fields from an input file which also contains DBCS fields in addition to alphanumeric. THe fields are separated by tabs. Ofcourse I could use unstring delimter option, but the dbcs data movement is showing errors. Is there any way of conversion b/w dbcs and...

    Mfbeginner10 pointsBadges:

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