ca.portal.admin

Re: Non V 1 DC-COBOL calling Non V 1 DC-COBOL

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jul 31, 2008
Steve,

I was able to cancel once when I was in the CV and did a DCMT V TASK
TERM but the other times if we are not in the CV we have not been able
to get in and stop it. At this time my concern is more about debugging
by using V 2 of the DC-COBOL to add the snaps etc. When I was able to
cancel the task our end of day stats showed that the dialog had been
called many times and so had the first DC-COBOL program. We believe that
this is a unique situation where something is happening in one of the
DC-COBOL programs that makes the dialog believe that all is fine but it
isn't and so it keeps making the call to the DC-COBOL.

I have one question that someone can answer/confirm my beliefs.

DC-COBOL should be able to handle bad error-status codes by having the
DML statement end with ON ANY-STATUS CONTINUE. This should be followed
by explicitly testing the error-status for known codes, zero and then
all else. One of the DC-COBOL programs is doing a GET QUEUE. If this
returns a certain error-status it will abend I believe, because the
checking might not catch it without the ON ANY-STATUS CONTINUE followed
by the explicit testing of error-status. Am I right in making this
assumption with a PROTOCOL of MODE IS IDMS-DC DEBUG?

Thanks

Chris

Note. I work much more with MS SQL than I do with IDMS nowadays so the
rust is showing!

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