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deepaannjohn

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject: Dynamically Allocating memory in Cobol
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Hi,

I would like to know if it is possible to dynamically allocate memory in a CICS program (written in COBOL)? Usage of ODO wont help. So I need to know if we can do this using pointers or sthg.

Got to know that its possible in ILE COBOL (guess its a different version fo COBOL) using some thing callled CEE APIs.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Dynamically Allocating memory in Cobol
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Review the GETMAIN API in the CICS Application Programming Reference.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: RE: Dynamically Allocating memory in Cobol
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Yes, you also mentioned modules in "CEE" (Language Environment), which I missed.

Review the Callable Service routine "CEEGTST" (Get Heap Storage) in the applicable LE Programming Reference.

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