Changes in IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 5.1.1

  • Except for a few exception cases, AMODE 24 execution of COBOL programs is supported. Many programs compiled by IBM® Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® 5.1.1 will execute in AMODE 31 or AMODE 24.
  • A new compiler option, SQLIMS, enables the new IMS SQL coprocessor (called SQL statement coprocessor by IMS). The new coprocessor handles your source programs that contain embedded SQLIMS statements.
  • New fatal and warning exception codes are added for XML PARSE exceptions.
  • The LIST option output in the compiler listing contains a new Special Register Table that provides the location information for all the COBOL Special Register variables.
With current service applied, Enterprise COBOL 5.1.0 appears to be 5.1.1 and has the following new compiler options:
  • SQLIMS
  • VLR(COMPAT|STANDARD)
  • XMLPARSE(XMLSS|COMPAT)
  • New suboptions HEX and DEC are added to the MAP compiler option to control whether hexadecimal or decimal offsets are shown for MAP output in the compiler listing.