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Re:Re: IDMS / COBOL Debugging Tools

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Jun 24, 2009
Yeah, my all-time favorite Cobol debugging tool was ready trace. That
was on a project to convert GE Macro to Cobol, of a Demand Deposit
System, that the bank ran for other banks and got paid for the services.
In the days of one compile/link a day, and production runs in the middle
of the night, desk checking was important, and a trace in the dev
environment. But, leave it in the source code, then performance went to
pot.

Lutz Petzold
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Re: IDMS / COBOL Debugging Tools
"Hi John,

Dan is correct; your best bet in debugging a DC-Cobol program without any
intrusion into the code is Online Debugger. This procedure is non-invasive
(no code changes) and can be easily learned by the programmers. Debugger
runs when the program is active so you have the ability to view/change
values in storage and redirect the outcomes. If your programmers like
ADS-Alive with its capabilities of looking at and changing values on the
fly, then online debugger is for you. It's a bit tedious but once you
figure it out, it works like a champ.

If you want more help in setting this up, please contact me offline and I
will be glad to tutor you or your programmer.

Linda

Linda J. Casey, PMP, CSM
Managing Member
Run Right, LLC
IDMS Training Expert

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