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  - https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/solncdndtls?aparno=RO90729&os=OS&docid=640204&actionID=5&fromKBResultsScreen=T

  APAR #: RO90730    in Release 15.0  - https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/solncdndtls?aparno=RO90730&os=OS&docid=640203&actionID=5&fromKBResultsScreen=T   

  APAR #: RO90630    in Release 14.0  - https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/solncdndtls?aparno=RO90630&os=OS&docid=640198&actionID=5&fromKBResultsScreen=T.

 

See also:

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

http://publibfp.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/igy5pg20.pdf

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