API to query information about a running COBOL program

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Problem(Abstract)

How can you query information about a running COBOL program using Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 5.1?

Environment

API enhanced in the Language Environment COBOL runtime library with APAR PM93979.

Resolving the problem

The Runtime information API, IGZXAPI, described in the COBOL-specific vendor interfaces has been enhanced. This is a loadable module to query information about a running COBOL program.

To help vendor tool programs to find the writable static area, we have added capability in the Runtime Information API routine to locate the WSA of a COBOL V5 program. (Bullet C in the attached document). The API routine also supports querying and updating of File Status variables in a COBOL V5 program. (Bullet D).

The following file contains the documentation related to that API.
cobol_runtime_info_api.txtcobol_runtime_info_api.txt


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More support for:

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
Runtime

Software version:

5.1

Operating system(s):

z/OS

Software edition:

Enterprise

Reference #:

1649728

Modified date:

2014-06-11

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