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Get Going with Enterprise COBOL V6

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Duration: 2.0 days

Method: Instructor-led, Hands-on workshop

Price: $1125.00

Course Code: CO1040



Audience

Application developers, technical support, and system programmers with the desire and need to understand what it may take to successfully implement Enterprise COBOL V6.

Description

So you are facing the task of migrating from Enterprise COBOL V4 to V6 (or V5). Then this course is for you. In a jam packed two days we will cover key topics, concerns, and procedures needed to complete the COBOL migration. Many of the topics covered will include short workshops to help enforce the material presented.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the new and enhanced compiler options
  • Understand the new features added by Enterprise COBOL V5 and V6
  • Understand the relationship between COBOL V6 and the z Systems architecture
  • Understand the effects of compile time optimization
  • Understand the effort necessary to migrate from versions of COBOL prior to Enterprise COBOL V5

Prerequisites

Students having familiarity with z/OS JCL, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, plus some COBOL programming background is preferred.

Topics

  1. New Features Overview
    • Complier support for z14 hardware and z/OS V2.3, plus performance enhancements
    • Exploitation of new Vector Packed Decimal Facility
    • New and changed statements plus intrinsic functions
    • New and changes COBOL compiler options
    • Improved compiler listings and support for conditional compilation
    • Improved usability in z/OS UNIX System Services (USS)
    • Improved interface to IBM Debug Tool
    • Support for latest versions of CICS TS, Db2, and IMS.
  2. New and changed compiler options
    • FLAGMIG4 (really a EC V4.2 option) and FLAG
    • Compiler listing changes and messages
    • NUMCHECK, NUMCLS, NUMPROC, and ZONEDATA
    • PARMCHECK
    • SSRANGE
    • INITCHECK
    • OPT and ARCH
    • RULES and DIAGTRUNC
    • TEST
    • INLINE
    • STGOPT
  3. New and changed statements and intrinsic functions
    • JSON PARSE and GENERATE
    • >>DEFINE, >>EVALUATE, >>IF and >>INLINE conditional compile statements
    • ALLOCATE and FREE
    • Changes to INITIALIZE and COPY statements
    • Changes to XML GENERATE and PARSE
    • New intrinsic functions for additional Unicode capability
    • Millennium Language Extensions no longer supported
  4. Migration Overview
    • Compile JCL changes
    • Need to recompile existing programs
    • Upgrade checklist
  5. Migration of VS COBOL and VSCOBOL II
    • Upgrading VS COBOL source
    • Compiling converted VS COBOL source
    • Upgrading VS COBOL II source
    • Compiling converted VS COBOL II source
  6. Migration of IBM COBOL
    • Upgrading IBM COBOL source
    • Compiling converted IBM COBOL source
  7. Migration of Enterprise COBOL V3 and V4
    • Upgrading Enterprise COBOL V3 source
    • Compiling converted Enterprise COBOL V3 source
    • Upgrading Enterprise COBOL V4 source
    • Compiling converted Enterprise COBOL V4 source
  8. Working with other IBM products
    • IBM Debug Tool considerations
    • IBM CICS TS considerations
    • IBM Db2 considerations