Changes in GC27-8715-01 (December 2021)

This topic lists the major changes that have been made to this document Start of changesince Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® 6.2End of change.

Start of changeFor a complete list of new and improved features in Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.2 and COBOL 6.2 with PTFs installed, see What is new in Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.2 and COBOL 6.2 with PTFs installed in the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS What's New.End of change

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (December 2021)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (February 2021)

  • The installation customization for placing compiler phases into shared storage is removed.
  • Added General Availability (GA) and End of Support (EOS) dates for each COBOL compiler version in COBOL compilers by name and version.

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (December 2020)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (August 2020)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (June 2020)

  • A new option QSAMBUFFINITCHAR is added to the IGZUOPT module that allows you to control the initial character used for QSAM buffer initialization. For details, see Controlling initialization of QSAM buffer (IGZ4OPT). This support can be obtained in Enterprise COBOL Version 6 Release 2 with runtime LE PTF for APAR PH25917 installed.
  • Updated the references to PPA4 layout and WORKING-STORAGE location in WORKING-STORAGE SECTION changes.
  • Clarified the background of IBM® Report Writer, and added support details and version requirement in COBOL Report Writer Precompiler.

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (April 2020)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (February 2020)

  • The support for NOBLKSET and the conventional merge method for Enterprise COBOL V5 or later versions is obtained with runtime LE PTFs UI67483(V2R2)/UI67485(V2R3)/UI67486(V2R4) installed. For details, see Using DFSORT option NOBLKSET.
  • Added questions frequently asked before migration and their answers in FAQs before migration.

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (March 2019)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (September 2018)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (July 2018)

  • Added information about two new suboptions ALPHNUM and NOALPHNUM of the NUMCHECK(ZON) compiler option, which control whether the compiler will generate code for an implicit numeric class test for zoned decimal data items that are being compared with an alphanumeric data item, alphanumeric literal or alphanumeric figurative constant. The changes are introduced in Enterprise COBOL Version 6 Release 2 with PTF for APAR PI98480 installed.
  • Replaced the Edge Portfolio Analyzer with a free and open source COBOL Analyzer. For details, see Free and open source COBOL Analyzer.
  • Clarified that compiler migration is required for OS/VS COBOL programs and VS COBOL II programs compiled with NORES in Compiler migration.
  • Corrected the description of offset X'2C' in the PPA4 layout in WORKING-STORAGE SECTION changes.

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (May 2018)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (March 2018)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (January 2018)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (November 2017)

Changes in GC27-8715-01 (September 2017)