BAL keywords and features

When writing rules for COBOL code execution, the BAL keywords and BAL features you use must be compatible with COBOL.

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Deprecated feature: The COBOL code generation feature is deprecated in V8.5. This feature will be removed in a future release of the product. Use the COBOL Generation Project Migration wizard to migrate your Rules for COBOL project to a zRule Execution Server for z/OS® compatible rule project. See Deprecated features for migration details.

The following lists outline the BAL features that you can use, and those that you cannot.

BAL features you can use:

BAL features you cannot use:


The COBOL code generator does not generate EVALUATE statements. It uses nested IF statements to optimize code generation for decision tables.