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Number of votes Request headline and description

9
votes

Adopt Dataname Picture and Usage in Mainframe COBOL

It would be extremely useful, and would help to prevent logic errors, if the COBOL compiler would allow a dataname to adopt the PICTURE and USAGE from another dataname at compile time. At execution t...

Uncommitted Candidate

5
votes

Option to have spaces treated as zeros at Runtime

Our COBOL V6 migration has been painful and slow. Much of this due to 'invalid data'. The biggest pain for our applications folks are when copy books and linkage areas initialized to spaces at the...

Under Consideration

4
votes

Enterprise Cobol - Support for concatenation operator &

We want the "&" concatenation operator, as described in the ISO COBOL standard, to be supported by the IBM Enterprise Cobol compiler. This operator must be able to be used everywhere where a literal i...

Uncommitted Candidate

4
votes

Allow JSON PARSE to process anonymous table objects

Allow the ability to parse a JSON string that contains an anonymous table object. Currently unless the table object is named parsing fails. Could expand the NAME OMITTED Clause to allow this.

Under Consideration

4
votes

Improve UUID4 Performance

We are now generating hundreds of millions of GUIDs using the COBOOL UUID4 function. ANY performance improvements in the future will definitely be appreciated. I am a capacity planner and prior to re...

Planned for Future Release

4
votes

Add the hability to process NULL values in COBOL

In order to use some REST/JSON APIs, we need to be able to process NULL value in COBOL. We had oppened the TS004435032 support case on this matter. Is it possible to add cobol support for NULL value...

Uncommitted Candidate

3
votes

Enterprise COBOL - MDECK(NOCOMPILE) must produce a cross-reference COPY/BAS...

A COBOL program compiled with the MDECK(NOCOMPILE) option for the purpose of expanding COPYBOOKs, handling text replacements, and incidentally handling conditional compilation directives, produces a l...

Under Consideration

2
votes

Nested Occurs Depending On (ODO) for JSON Generate

When several "Occurs Depending On" (ODO) are nested into each other, modifying the number of occurence for an ODO during run time change the way the storage is reorganized. We want nested ODO to beh...

Declined

2
votes

new function for current timestamp

I would a cobol function to retrieve the current system timestamp with the higher possible precision like STCKE or Db2 SET CURRENT TIMESTAMP. Optionally a parameter could drive the required precision...

Uncommitted Candidate

1
votes

Enterprise Cobol - Pseudo figurative constants "max-value" and "min-value"

In some processing, we need to assign the greatest possible value, or the smallest possible value, to a data-item, without necessarily knowing the PICTURE and the USAGE of this data-item (processing c...

Submitted

1
votes

Enterprise Cobol - Indication of the COPYBOOK level in the Listing

In the compilation Listing, the source lines from a COPYBOOK are identified with a "C" character after the line number in the Listing. It is possible to call COPYBOOK from other COPYBOOK. However, th...

Submitted

1
votes

Implement dynamic-capacity tables

Implement dynamic-capacity tables as defined by the COBOL 2014 standard (INCITS/ISO/IEC 1989:2014 [2014]).

Declined

1
votes

Enterprise Cobol - Compiler option to enable / disable DEBUGGING-MODE

To date, the activation of debugging lines, marked with a "D" in column 7, can only be activated / deactivated by intervening at the source code level, by specifying or removing the "WITH DEBUGGING MO...

Declined

1
votes

Add the hability to obtain ODO counter with the JSON PARSE statement

As of now, when the API we call return a dynamical JSON array, we need to declare a COBOL array with a large number of occurences in order to be sure to retrieve all the data with the JSON PARSE state...

Declined

1
votes

Add the hability to parse a json file containing only an array with the JSO...

In order to be able to process a REST/json API response, we need to be able to parse a json file containing only an array, beggining with '[' and ending with ']'. Wich is a valid json object. We had ...

Uncommitted Candidate


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