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Can COBOL EXTERNAL Data be used in online CICS module

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:14 am    Post subject: Can COBOL EXTERNAL Data be used in online CICS module
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Can COBOL EXTERNAL Data be used in online CICS module ?

Example:

Code:

01  AABP1DAL-CALL-POINTERS EXTERNAL.                     
    05  AABP1DAL-DDAL-PNTR                     POINTER. 
    05  AABP1DAL-RTRN-PNTR                     POINTER. 
    05  AABP1DAL-RCRD-PNTR                     POINTER. 
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Bill O'Boyle

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply to: COBOL EXTERNAL
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Yes, but the EXTERNAL WS definitions must be identical in all related programs and are only addressable within the same run unit (IE: Transaction).

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Terry Heinze

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:55 am    Post subject:
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Would it make more sense to use the COMMAREA for this purpose?
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