Enables try-before-you-buy evaluation of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V5.1 can be used to evaluate the value that could be gained from upgrading to the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1 compiler. You can also try out new programming features and determine how make use of them in your applications. This “try before you buy” version comes with a 90 day, zero-charge evaluation license and does not initiate any single version charging (SVC).

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS V5.1 provides the same functionality as Enterprise COBOL for z/OS v5.1. It has the same hardware and software pre-requisites. It has also been refreshed and includes the PTFs for APAR 93583, which supports static linking and execution of AMODE 24 code. There are no imposed restrictions in functionality and performance. The only difference is Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial can only be used in non-production environments. Code compiled with Developer Trial cannot be used in production.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V5.1 is available from IBM through ShopzSeries. Alternatively, you can ask your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order using the traditional IBM ordering process.

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Operating system Software Hardware Supported middleware
z/OS 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:


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