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
CA IDMS all supported releases.
This is an IBM problem.
It can also happen with cobol ii programs that have no link to IDMS.