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PI30246: ERROR "BLOB EXPECTED INSTEAD OF THIS INPUT" WHEN EDITING COBOL PROGRAM WITH VARBINARY SQL TYPE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In Rational Developer for System z - RDz - v9.0.1, editing
    a COBOL program containing VARBINARY SQL type results in
    real-time syntax check error: "BLOB expected instead of this
    input"
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    
    - edit a COBOL program in LPEX or COBOL editor with a
    working storage section like for example:
    
           working-storage section.
           01  REC1.
               05 COL1  usage sql type is varbinary(32000).
    

Local fix

  • There is no known workaround at this time.
    

Problem summary

  • In Rational Developer for System z - RDz - v9.0.1, editing
    a COBOL program containing VARBINARY SQL type results in
    real-time syntax check error: "BLOB expected instead of this
    input"
    

Problem conclusion

  • Updated the COBOL parser for SQL types introduced in recent
    versions of DB/2.
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V9.0.1.4 Fix Pack which
    is available from the Recommended Fixes support download page:
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=2294&uid=swg27006335
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI30246

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    901

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-11-24

  • Closed date

    2015-06-04

  • Last modified date

    2015-06-04

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R901 PSY

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 901

Reference #: PI30246

Modified date: 04 June 2015