Enable your COBOL applications to exploit the latest z/Architecture
The IBM® Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® compiler exploits the latest z/Architecture® to maximize hardware utilization and improve your application performance. The compiler also helps you integrate COBOL and web-based business processes with web services, XML, Java and COBOL applications. It provides both XML and Java interoperability, including flexibility and control of the XML-generated documents.
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS offers:
Increased return on hardware and middleware investments
New application modernization capabilities
Improved productivity with new usability features
Compatibility with previous System z COBOL releases
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
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Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1 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 about the following programs that require program temporary fixes (PTFs), instead of reviewing the PSP Bucket, it is recommended you use the SMP/E V3R6 or SMP/E V3R5 product support for FIXCAT HOLDDATA to verify programmatic target system PTFs. In Enhanced HOLDDATA, these PTFs are identified with a FIXCAT called IBM.TargetSystem-RequiredService.Enterprise-COBOL.V5R1.
A HOLDDATA type FIXCAT (fix category) is used to associate an APAR to a particular category of fix for necessary target system PTFs. To help identify the uninstalled PTFs on your current system for your upgrade to IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1.0, use the SMP/E REPORT MISSINGFIX command. Use the FIXCAT(IBM.TargetSystem-RequiredService.Enterprise-COBOL.V5R1) operand on the APPLY CHECK command.
Required licensed programs
z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01), or later
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1 will run on the following IBM servers:
IBM® Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 continues to deliver enhancements necessary for optimizing performance of your COBOL applications, including a new floating comment indicator, a new level of z/OS® System Management Facilities (SMF) and Java interoperability to Java 7. This version includes a new pseudo-assembly listing for debugging your programs and the new DWARF interface to provide a consistent interface for information used by debuggers.
Additional Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1 enhancements include:
Exploitation of the latest z/Architecture and performance optimization of COBOL applications
XML processing enhancements
Increased compiler limits
Support for unbounded tables and groups
- Compiler modernization
- COBOL for AIX
- COBOL for OS/390
- COBOL for VM
- COBOL for VSE/ESA
- COBOL Report Writer
- Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
- Enterprise PL/I for z/OS
- High Level Assembler and Toolkit Feature
- PL/I for AIX
- PL/I for VSE
- Rational Development Studio for i
- XL C for AIX
- XL C/C++ for AIX
- XL C/C++ for Linux
- XL C/C++ for z/VM
- XL Fortran for AIX
- XL Fortran for Linux
- z/OS XL C/C++