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Enterprise COBOL Update I: Essentials

Recommended Duration:
2 Days
Enterprise COBOL. Also appropriate for shops running COBOL for OS/390 and VM, COBOL for MVS & VM, COBOL/370, VS COBOL II, COBOL for VSE, or any ANSI 85 COBOL (some topics and exercises will not apply).
Students who complete this course will be able to use the major facilities of the latest COBOL compiler from IBM, in any of its releases (COBOL/370, COBOL for MVS & VMCOBOL for OS/390 & VM, or Enterprise COBOL for z/OS), creating code that is more efficient and interfaces better with programs written in other languages, with z/OS UNIX, and with newer applications features.
COBOL application programmers in installations moving to any of the follow-on compilers to VS COBOL II. COBOL programmers who need to address issues of UNIX System Services support, inter-language communication, or dynamic file allocation techniques.
At the very least, the student entering this course should have a strong programming background in COBOL.
Major Topics
  • COBOL II Changes recap
  • COBOL/370 (Version 1 Release 1)
  • Intrinsic functions
  • Introduction to Language Environment
  • LE Program management model
  • Condition handling
  • LE Dump formats
  • COBOL for MVS & VM (Version 1 Release 2)
  • COBOL for OS/390 & VM (Version 2 Release 1)
  • New intrinsic functions and new formats of ACCEPT
  • ADDRESS OF available for Working-storage
  • COMP-5 data
  • Line sequential files
  • SQL coprocessor
  • z/OS and OS/390 UNIX support
  • Dynamic File Allocation
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS (V3R1, V3R2,V3R3)
  • Millennium Language Extensions (MLE)
There are five standard and one optional hands-on exercises.
This course partially overlaps Beyond COBOL II. This course is intended as the replacement for Beyond COBOL II on the z/OS platform. Students who need to focus on the actual conversion process should probably attend Converting to COBOL for OS/390 & VM.