Are there any known problems with Endevor and Cobol V5.1?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Are there any known problems with Endevor and Cobol V5.1?

Answer:

There are no known issues however, Enterprise Cobol v5.1 has changed in areas such as the number of SYSOUTS needed, the use of SYSMDECK in the compile JCL, Load Libraries must be a PDSe, and the region size of the compile must be a minimum of 200M.

To accommodate the IBM REGION= size requirement, you must code the REGION= on the JOBCARD. The reason for this is that within an Endevor Processor you cannot code the REGION= parameter on the compile step.

We recommend that you test your compile outside of Endevor, to see what changes have to be made to the compile and link jobs and then modify any of your Endevor processors.

Additional Information:

For more information on the changes to COBOL v5.1 please contact IBM or review the following link - specifically Chapter 15. Changes with IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, Version 5.1.