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PM55598: Editing a COBOL file with statement EVALUATE VAR1 ? VAR2 results in an invalid real-time syntax check warning

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • APAR Error Description:
    Abstract: In Rational Developer for System Z v8.0.3, editing a
    COBOL file with statement EVALUATE VAR1 ? VAR2 results in an
    invalid real-time syntax check warning:
    
    'WHEN' expected instead of this input.
    Problem: The following code gives an invalid warning:
    'WHEN' expected instead of this input
    
           IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
           PROGRAM-ID. PCXX0SEK.
    
           ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
           CONFIGURATION SECTION.
           SPECIAL-NAMES.
               DECIMAL-POINT IS COMMA.
    
           DATA DIVISION.
           WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
           01 VAR1   PIC 999 VALUE ZEROS.
           01 VAR2   PIC 999 VALUE ZEROS.
           PROCEDURE DIVISION.
           MAIN-PARA.
               MOVE 99  TO VAR1.
               MOVE 100 TO VAR2.
               EVALUATE VAR1 > VAR2
               WHEN TRUE
                  DISPLAY 'VAR1 IS BIGGER'
               WHEN FALSE
                  DISPLAY 'VAR2 IS BIGGER'
               END-EVALUATE
               STOP RUN.
    
    Warning is displayed on the left bar next to EVALUATE
    

Local fix

  • Warning can be safely ignored.
    A remote or local syntax check gives
    Running the program gives no error.
    

Problem summary

  • Real-time syntax checking (for System z LPEX and COBOL editors)
    flagged conditional expressions in EVALUATE statements (such as
    "EVALUATE VAR1 > VAR2" and  "EVALUATE VAR1 - VAR2 IS NOT
    POSITIVE") with an annotation warning message such as ""WHEN"
    expected instead of this input."
    

Problem conclusion

  • Real-time syntax checking (for System z LPEX and COBOL editors)
    again allow boolean conditional expressions to be used in
    EVALUATE statements such as "EVALUATE VAR1 > VAR2" and
    "EVALUATE VAR1 - VAR2 IS NOT POSITIVE".
    
    The problem listed in this APAR has been resolved with
    IBM Rational Developer for System z V8.0.3.2 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

    PM55598

  • Reported component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0700

  • Reported release

    803

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-01-09

  • Closed date

    2012-03-29

  • Last modified date

    2012-03-29

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL DEV FOR SY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0700

Applicable component levels

  • R803 PSY

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 8.0.3

Reference #: PM55598

Modified date: 29 March 2012