Errors loading COBOL II programs from a PDSE

Document ID : KB000124462
Last Modified Date : 14/01/2019
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Issue:
After being copied from a PDS to a PDSE with IEBCOPY or similar utility, some older cobol II programs may not load successfully.

Trying to load the program with LOOK gets this:
IDMSLOOK - Failed Trying To Load Module program-name - Reason Code 08

At run-time, the following message is seen:
DC028001 V60 T2593 TASK:ADS2 PROG:program-name; VERSION OF COBOL COMPILER IS NOT RECOGNIZABLE
Environment:
CA IDMS all supported releases.
Cause:
This is an IBM problem.
It can also happen with cobol ii programs that have no link to IDMS.
Resolution:
IBM APAR OA56667.
Additional Information:
PDSE Support