IBM Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1 delivers new and enhanced COBOL statements for added functionality and flexibility

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP16-0094
February 16, 2016


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IBM® Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS®, V6.1, an evaluation edition of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, is a no-charge offering and does not initiate a Single Version Charging (SVC) period.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial lets you assess the value that could be gained from migrating to Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1, before making a formal decision to upgrade. This trial enables the evaluation of the latest IBM COBOL capabilities, in a nonproduction environment, without the prerequisite time and resource commitments that are required for a full-production migration project. The trial period is 90 days.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1 exploits the capabilities of IBM z/Architecture® and continues to add the following new features and enhancements:

  • The compiler internals are enhanced so that you can compile your large programs.
  • New and changed COBOL statements are included to provide you with added functions.
  • New and changed compiler options are implemented to provide you with added flexibility.
  • The ARCH compiler option allows you to exploit and tune your code to run on your choice of z/Architecture levels of the z/OS platform.
  • The OPTIMIZE compiler option allows you to select from multiple levels of increasing optimization for your code.
  • Support is provided for the latest middleware includes IBM CICS®, IBM DB2®, and IBM IMS™.



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Enterprise COBOL for z/OS is a leading-edge, z/OS-based compiler that helps you create and maintain mission-critical, line-of-business COBOL applications to execute on your z/OS systems. Enterprise COBOL for z/OS gives you access to CICS, DB2, IMS, and other transactional and data systems.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1 can be used to evaluate, in nonproduction environments, the value that could be gained from migrating to the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1 compiler. The trial lets you try the latest compiler before committing additional time and resources to a full production migration project to Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS contains the full set of Enterprise COBOL, V6.1 compiler features and functions. This includes the increased capacity to compile large COBOL applications and also the new and changed COBOL statements and compiler options that were introduced in Version 6.1. The developer trial also contains the code generation and optimization technology that was introduced in Version 5.1 and Version 5.2.

This developer trial is delivered with restricted licensing terms and an expiry date and is only permitted for use in a nonproduction environment. The period of the Trial is 90 days.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1 is available from IBM through Shopz as a standard offering. In countries where Shopz is not available, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order through the traditional IBM ordering process.

Over the course of multiple releases, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS offered new and enhanced functions to provide you with the tools needed to modernize and maintain applications to meet your critical, business needs. The following are some of the new and improved features and functions delivered within Version 6.1:

  • Increased compiler capacity so that you can compile large programs
  • Support for generation of JSON texts
  • New and changed COBOL statements for increased functionality
  • New and changed COBOL options for increased flexibility
  • Changed APIs in the LE vendor interface
  • Changed run-time behavior
  • Performance tuning for a number of COBOL statements

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1 continues the IBM commitment to the COBOL programming language on the z/OS platform through investment in new compiler technology and the delivery of new features, many of them client requested. With Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1, you gain the benefit of new investment combined with more than 50 years of IBM experience in compiler development.



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Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1 requires z/OS V2.1 (5650-ZOS), or later.

For additional details, refer to the Software requirements section.



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March 18, 2016



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Evaluate the IBM COBOL compiler by first using the Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1

With Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1, you can evaluate the latest capabilities of IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1 in a nonproduction environment, before committing time and resources to a production migration project. Assess the value of moving to this new compiler, before making a decision to formally adopt it.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS comes with a no charge evaluation license. Ordering, installing, and using Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial in a nonproduction environment does not initiate any Single Version Charging (SVC) period.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS is a fully functional program that can be used to conduct Proof of Technology evaluations that cover the full set of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1 capabilities.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS is to be used only for internal evaluation, testing, or demonstration purposes, and is not for production purposes. Use of the trial compiler to develop production applications is not allowed. The license provides for a 90-day trial period. The trial is provided without formal program support. Your comments and inquiries can be submitted through normal service channels by using the Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial product ID and your customer number. Note that this Developer Trial is provided under the International License Agreement for Evaluation of Programs.

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1 incorporates leading-edge code generation and optimization technology to maximize hardware utilization, and help improve application performance. Version 6.1 delivers new COBOL statements, new and changed compiler options, and changed APIs while adding capacity and performance improvements.

  • Capacity improvements. The capacity of the compiler internals has been expanded to allow for the compilation and optimization of large programs. You can now use Version 6.1 to compile much larger programs including COBOL programs that are created by code generators.
  • New COBOL statements
    • ALLOCATE statement. Obtains dynamic storage.
    • FREE statement. Releases dynamic storage that was previously obtained with an ALLOCATE statement.
  • JSON GENERATE statement. Converts data to JSON format.
  • Changed COBOL statements
    • Enhanced INITIALIZE. Supports the 2002 and 2014 COBOL standards.
    • The INITIALIZE statement sets selected categories of data fields to predetermined values. The INITIALIZE statement is functionally equivalent to one or more MOVE statements. New clauses from the 2002 and 2014 COBOL standards are added as follows:
      • WITH FILLER
      • TO VALUE
      • THEN TO DEFAULT
  • New COBOL options
    • VSAMOPENFS(COMPAT|SUCC). Allows to change File Status=97 into File Status=00 for certain VSAM OPEN statements.
    • SUPPRESS|NOSUPRESS. Enables or disables the SUPPRESS phrase of COPY statements.
  • Changed COBOL options
    • SSRANGE(ZLEN|NOZLEN). Allows a 0-length reference modification.
    • ZONECHECK. Improves the diagnostic message for the ZONECHECK(MSG) compiler option by adding the data item contents for the offending data item and also adding the program name of the program that contained the offending data item.
    • ZONEDATA. A new suboption, NOPFD, is added to the ZONEDATA compiler option. ZONEDATA(NOPFD) tells the compiler to generate code that performs comparisons of zoned decimal data in a manner similar to previous COBOL versions to help tolerate cases of invalid zoned decimal data.
Removed or replaced COBOL options
  • Compiler option LVLINFO has been removed and instead, IBM supplies compiler build level information. This build level information is placed in locations that previously held the following LVLINFO data:
    • Listing header
    • Signature information bytes
    • ADATA field called PTF Level
  • Changed APIs
    • LE Vendor Interface - IGZXAPI. Enhanced with the new function code 8 to request information about a COBOL program's WORKING-STORAGE section.
  • Changed runtime behavior.
    • WORKING-STORAGE section is acquired from HEAP storage, and is managed more efficiently by initializing it when the corresponding COBOL program is being called. The STORAGE run time option will affect the WORKING-STORAGE section. In previous versions, the WORKING-STORAGE section was initialized when the program object is being loaded, regardless of whether the COBOL program will actually be called later. Also, sometimes WORKING-STORAGE was not acquired from HEAP, and in those cases the STORAGE option did not affect WORKING-STORAGE.
  • Performance improvements
    • Reduced storage requirements and performance tuning is implemented in Table SORT.
    • Performance tuning is done for INSPECT, UNSTRING, and SEARCH ALL



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Enterprise COBOL is a premier, enterprise-class COBOL compiler for the z/OS system. It is a proven and reliable program that delivers innovation for modernizing business-critical applications and programming features to increase programmer productivity, and bolster the overall benefits of transactional and data systems, such as CICS, IMS, and DB2.

z Systems™ hardware becomes increasingly complex. Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and its companion Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS deliver advanced compiler support to allow you to fully benefit from hardware advancements. With the introduction of the ARCH and enhanced OPTIMIZE compiler options, the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS compiler is now capable of unleashing the full power of IBM processors that are delivered in the various models of z Systems hardware. COBOL programmers no longer need a deep understanding of z/Architecture to exploit leading-edge performance of new z Systems hardware. Developers only need to focus on the logic of the applications and let the compiler determine the best way to transform and optimize the code generation for the z Systems hardware on which the application will run.

With Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, you increase the return on your hardware and middleware investments. With the implementation of advanced code generation and optimization technology, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS establishes a foundation for delivery of additional optimization features and exploitation of future z/Architecture.

With its enhanced capabilities, simplified programming, and increased programmer productivity, you can continue to use Enterprise COBOL for z/OS to modernize existing business-critical applications. Modernization enables the reuse of your proven business logic. You can deliver new enhancements quicker, with less cost and lower risk. You can add modern GUIs to business-critical COBOL applications or extend them to work with web, cloud, or mobile infrastructures. Because it is built on proven applications, there is no need for you to write from scratch.

With the investment in new compiler technology and the continued delivery of new features, many of them client requested, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1 reaffirms the IBM commitment to COBOL on z/OS. You gain the benefit of new investment combined with more than 50 years of IBM experience in compiler development.



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5655-TY6 6.1.0 Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS
5655-BUY 1.1.0 Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS S&S

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Program PID number Subscription and Support PID number
5655-TY6 5655-BUY


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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Hardcopy publications that are available with the program

The following are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

  • License Information (provided on CD-ROM) ( LC27-8709)
  • Program Directory ( GI13-4527)
Softcopy publications that are available from Information Centers

Links to PDF and xhtml version of the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1 documentation (Equivalent to Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1) are available at the Information Center.

Hardcopy publications that are available from the Publication Center

The following publications can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center portal after planned availability. To order, use the Publications Center or contact your IBM representative.

The following publications can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center portal after planned availability. To order, use the Publications Center contact your IBM representative.

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Licence Agreement / License Information LC27-8709
Program Directory GI13-4527

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1 runs on the following IBM z Systems™ servers:

  • z13™ or z13s
  • zEnterprise® EC12 or zEnterprise BC12
  • zEnterprise 196 or zEnterprise 114
  • z10™ Enterprise Class or z10 Business Class
  • z9® Enterprise Class or z9 Business Class

Software requirements

Enterprise COBOL for Developer Trial z/OS, V6.1 runs under the control of, or in conjunction with, the currently supported releases of the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents. For more information on the following programs listed that require program temporary fixes (PTFs), refer to the Program Directory and the preventive service planning (PSP) bucket. It requires:

  • z/OS V2.1 (5650-ZOS), or later

For installation on z/OS, z/OS SMP/E element is required.

For customization during or after installation, z/OS High Level Assembler is required.

Enterprise COBOL XML PARSE statements in programs that are compiled with the XMLPARSE(XMLSS) compiler option require z/OS XML System Services V2.1.

Optional licensed programs

Depending on the functions used, one or more of the following programs may be required:

  • IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, V5 (5655-Y04)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition, V5 (5722-DFJ)
  • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, V4 (5655-S97)
  • DB2 11 for z/OS (5615-DB2)
  • DB2 11 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5697-P43)
  • DB2 10 for z/OS (5605-DB2)
  • DB2 10 for z/OS Value Unit Edition (5697-P31)
  • IMS V13 (5635-A04)
  • IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V13 (5655-TM2)
  • IMS Database Value Unit Edition V13 (5655-DSM)
  • IMS V12 (5635-A03)
  • IMS Transaction Manager Value Unit Edition V12 (5655-TM1)
  • IMS Database Value Unit Edition V12 (5655-DSQ)
  • IBM DFSORT element of z/OS V2 (5650-ZOS)
  • IBM High Level Assembler/MVS and VM and VSE (5696-234)
  • IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java™ Technology Edition V8.0 (5655-DGG)
  • IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition V7.0 (5655-W43)
  • IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition V6.0 (5655-R31)
  • z/OS V2.1 Client Web Enablement Toolkit (5650-ZOS - APAR Number OA46575)
  • IBM Debug Tool for z/OS, V13.1 (5655-Q10)
  • IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS, V13.1 (5655-Q11)
  • IBM File Manager for z/OS, V13.1 (5655-Q12)
  • IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V13.1 (5655-Q09)
  • IBM Rational® Developer for z Systems, V9.5 (5724-T07)
  • COBOL Report Writer Release 4 (5798-DYR, 5798-DZX)
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5 (5655-W32)
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V4 (5655-S71)
  • Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4 (5655-W67)
  • Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V3 (5655-H31)
  • For XL C/C++ with Enterprise COBOL: You must use the XL C/C++ feature of z/OS V2.1 (5650-ZOS) , or later
  • IBM VS FORTRAN V2 (5668-806, 5688-087)

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Compatibility

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Developer Trial V6.1 provides a high level of source compatibility, object compatibility, and runtime compatibility with earlier versions of IBM COBOL.

The Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial, V6.1 source is compatible with earlier versions of IBM COBOL, in that the compiler will compile correct, COBOL source programs that were developed by using Enterprise COBOL V5, Enterprise COBOL V4, or earlier, with the exception of obsolete functions that are removed and the addition of new reserved words. The removed functions include obsolete COBOL language syntax and obsolete compiler options. Complete details on removed obsolete functions are documented in the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 6.1 Migration Guide. IBM does not expect that many applications will be affected by the removed functions, which in practice are no longer heavily used. To assist in migration, a new compiler option FLAGMIG is added to Enterprise COBOL V4.2 through the service stream. This option provides warning diagnostics to flag use of obsolete syntax and options in existing COBOL programs.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial, V6.1 is compatible with earlier versions of IBM COBOL, in that applications can be constructed by using a mixture of object modules compiled with Version 6.1 and those compiled with earlier versions. Both static calls (calls within a link-edited module) and dynamic calls (calls between programs link-edited as separate modules) can be used. The following are exceptions:

  • Interoperation with object modules that were compiled with OS/VS COBOL (5740-CB1) is no longer supported.
  • Interoperation with object modules that were compiled with VS COBOL II (5688-958) is limited to programs compiled with the RES compiler option. Interoperation with VS COBOL II programs compiled with the NORES option is no longer supported.
Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial, V6.1 is runtime compatible with earlier versions of IBM COBOL This means that COBOL programs using valid data will continue to produce the same runtime results after being recompiled with Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6.1. A small number of exception cases are documented in the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS Version 6.1 Migration Guide.

Planning information

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For information on the functional capabilities of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.1, refer to Software Announcement ZP16-0093, dated February 16, 2016.

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Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6 (5655-TY6)

Basic license one-time charge

Feature description Feature number
Program Package S017Z7N
Per concurrent users Unlimited
Per concurrent users, including 250 concurrent users Not applicable
Orderable Supply ID - English S017Z7M - 3590 Tape

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, S&S (5655-BUY)

Basic license one-time charge

Feature description Feature number
   
Program Package S0179TT
Per concurrent users Unlimited
Per concurrent users, including 250 concurrent users Not applicable
Orderable Supply ID - English S0179TS - Hardcopy publication

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Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V6 5655-TY6 No Charge, Unlimited Installs
Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS S&S V1 5655-BUY No Charge, Unlimited Installs SW S&S Registration No Charge


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