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Utility for Translate & compile COBOL-CICS Program?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Utility for Translate & compile COBOL-CICS Program?
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Interview Question:

Is there any utility for Translate & compile COBOL-CICS Program ?

As per IBM Mainframe manual, Utility name mentioned as COBMCIC4.
Can we use this same Utility for Compiling COBOL-CICS Program?

I had this question in my mind, Please correct me.

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Amol
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject:
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As per IBM Mainframe manual, Utility name mentioned as COBMCIC4.
Which manual refers to this? I don't think I've ever heard of COBMCIC4.

As of Enterprise COBOL 3.2 (I believe but don't quote me on the exact release), COBOL has a built in CICS translator so you do not need a utility to compile CICS COBOL programs, you can just use the standard COBOL compiler IGYCRCTL.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject:
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These are not called "utilities".
They are called preprocessors (DB2), translators (CICS) and compilers (COBOL and other languages).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Additional EXEC CICS COBOL open source compiler option
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There is a new open source option being developed which supports compiling EXEC CICS COBOL programs into source HLASM compatible
assembler source with labels and paragraph names which is then assembled into executable code. The zcobol compile is still in development but the upcoming release v1.5.01 supports translation and assembly of all 415 of the NIST COBOL 1985 test suite programs with MNOTE messages for those functions not yet supported.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Utility for Translate & compile COBOL-CICS Pro
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I don't think I've ever heard of COBMCIC4.


it' s the procedure name used in
http://ibmmainframes.com/jcls/cics/cics1.html
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Thanks enrico -- does that mean I can go home now since I've learned something today? icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Utility for Translate & compile COBOL-CICS Pro
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naah, You get a 20 minutes detention because You did not complete the cics esa assignments icon_biggrin.gif
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What can I say? We're on 2.2 and cannot upgrade without paying a huge fee which the company doesn't want to do. So we know where that leaves me ...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Utility for Translate & compile COBOL-CICS Pro
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Hi Robert

cics esa was the predecessor of cics ts,
4.1 was withdrawn for marketing Effective December 31, 2000

too late to turn in the assigments icon_biggrin.gif
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