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PH02183: NEW INTRINSIC FUNCTIONS FOR ENTERPRISE COBOL V6

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • List of new intrinsic functions:
    
    ABS
    BIT-TO-CHAR
    BYTE-LENGTH
    EXP
    EXP10
    HEX-TO-CHAR
    NUMVAL-F
    SIGN
    TEST-NUMVAL
    TEST-NUMVAL-C
    TEST-NUMVAL-F
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users of Enterprise COBOL 6.2 who:           *
    *                 1. need to use one or more of the following  *
    *                    COBOL intrinsic functions defined in the  *
    *                    2014 COBOL standard:                      *
    *                                                              *
    *                    NUMVAL-F, TEST-NUMVAL, TEST-NUMVAL-C,     *
    *                    TEST-NUMVAL-F, BYTE-LENGTH, EXP, EXP10,   *
    *                    ABS and SIGN.                             *
    *                                                              *
    *                 2. need to convert bit strings and/or hex    *
    *                    character strings to a corresponding      *
    *                    alphanumeric character string containing  *
    *                    bytes that correspond to the bit/hex      *
    *                    digit values in the original string.      *
    *                    Two new intrinsic functions that are IBM  *
    *                    extensions to COBOL are provided:         *
    *                                                              *
    *                    BIT-TO-CHAR and HEX-TO-CHAR.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: New function: Add support for the       *
    *                      following instrinsic functions          *
    *                      defined in the 2014 COBOL standard:     *
    *                                                              *
    *                         NUMVAL-F, TEST-NUMVAL,               *
    *                         TEST-NUMVAL-C, TEST-NUMVAL-F,        *
    *                         BYTE-LENGTH, EXP, EXP10,             *
    *                         ABS and SIGN.                        *
    *                                                              *
    *                      Add support for two new intrinsic       *
    *                      functions that are IBM extensions to    *
    *                      COBOL:                                  *
    *                                                              *
    *                         BIT-TO-CHAR and HEX-TO-CHAR.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply the provided PTF.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    The Enterprise COBOL compiler did not provide support for
    the following intrinsic functions from the 2014 COBOL
    standard:
    
    
       NUMVAL-F, TEST-NUMVAL, TEST-NUMVAL-C,
       TEST-NUMVAL-F, BYTE-LENGTH, EXP, EXP10,
       ABS and SIGN.
    
    The Enterprise COBOL compiler did not provide support
    for intrinsic functions that convert bit strings
    and hex character strings to a corresponding alphanumeric
    character string containing bytes that correspond to the
    bit/hex digit values in the original string.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • The compiler was updated to add support for the following
    intrinsic functions from the 2014 COBOL standard:
    
       NUMVAL-F, TEST-NUMVAL, TEST-NUMVAL-C,
       TEST-NUMVAL-F, BYTE-LENGTH, EXP, EXP10,
       ABS and SIGN.
    
    The compiler was updated to add support for the
    following intrinsic functions that are IBM extensions
    to COBOL:
    
       BIT-TO-CHAR and HEX-TO-CHAR.
    
    For a detailed description of each new intrinsic function,
    please refer to the IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V6.2
    documentation online, in the Language Reference Manual,
    section "Intrinsic functions".
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH02183

  • Reported component name

    ENT COBOL FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655EC600

  • Reported release

    620

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-08-27

  • Closed date

    2018-09-20

  • Last modified date

    2018-10-02

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Modules/Macros

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    IGYCCSRV IGYCDGEN IGYCDIAG IGYCDMAP IGYCEN$0 IGYCEN$1 IGYCEN$2
    IGYCEN$3 IGYCEN$4 IGYCEN$5 IGYCEN$8 IGYCEN$D IGYCEN$R IGYCFGEN
    IGYCFREE IGYCINIT IGYCJA$0 IGYCJA$1 IGYCJA$2 IGYCJA$3 IGYCJA$4
    IGYCJA$5 IGYCJA$8 IGYCJA$D IGYCJA$R IGYCLIBH IGYCLIBO IGYCLIBR
    IGYCLSTR IGYCLVL0 IGYCLVL1 IGYCLVL2 IGYCLVL3 IGYCLVL8 IGYCMALL
    IGYCOPI  IGYCOSCN IGYCPGEN IGYCRCTL IGYCRDPR IGYCRDSC IGYCREAL
    IGYCRWT  IGYCSCAN IGYCSIMD IGYCUE$0 IGYCUE$1 IGYCUE$2 IGYCUE$3
    IGYCUE$4 IGYCUE$5 IGYCUE$8 IGYCUE$D IGYCUE$R IGYCXREF IGYDRV
    IGYEQCWI IGYMSGE  IGYMSGK  IGYMSGT  IGYQCBE  IGYZQDRV IGYZQENU
    IGYZQJPN
    

Publications Referenced
SC27871301        

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    ENT COBOL FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655EC600

Applicable component levels

  • R620 PSY UI58632

       UP18/09/27 P F809

  • R621 PSY UI58633

       UP18/09/27 P F809

  • R622 PSY UI58634

       UP18/09/27 P F809

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Document information

More support for: Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
Compile

Software version: 620

Reference #: PH02183

Modified date: 02 October 2018