May I customize MetaCOBOL GPV macro to avoid GPV16E error? Under CA MetaCOBOL+ 1.1, we customized the GPV macro to increase &V@REDEFINES variable from 200 to 500 for some programs with several Datacom DATAVIEWs. May we do the same with CA Datacom support for MetaCOBOL version 15.1?
Yes, the CA Datacom support for MetaCOBOL version 15.1 macros can be user customized.
Be sure not to change the SMP/e target macros (MCT#*) in the CABDSAMP library.
Member MCT#GPV should be copied and modified in your source macro library.
The errors that occur during the translation if the increase is needed are:
N99 GPV16E-MORE THAN 200 "REDEFINES,"
N99 INCREASE OCCURS FOR &V@REDEFINES.
N05 INVALID INDEX FOR VARIABLE TABLE
Customize a copy of CADBSAMP member MCT#GPV for your use as the GPV macro.
The increase from 200 will be in these GPV macro statements:
&GLOBAL &V@REDEFINES(200) 99999 /* TDS ADDRESS OF REDEFINES
&GLOBAL &V@RL = 200 999 /* OCCURENCES
&NOTE &( GPV16 &V@S - 'MORE THAN 200 "REDEFINES,"' &)