Tech Tip: CA Datacom/DD - COBOL COMP-5 Support in CA Datacom Datadictionary 14.0 and above.

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When attempting  the COBOL usage clause, COMP-5, in a copybook, CA Datacom Datadictionary processes it as numeric instead of binary.

DDICF using as input a COBOL data layout containing COMP-5 does not recognize this usage and generates incorrect Datadictionary field/column definitions.

An incorrect data type and length is used, possibly introducing errors.


This is corrected by the following APARs:


  APAR#:  RO90729    in Release 15.1  -

  APAR #: RO90730    in Release 15.0  -   

  APAR #: RO90630    in Release 14.0  -


See also:

Definition of sizes from the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Programming Guide  PDF page 49 (Native binary (COMP-5) items):