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Converting to COBOL for OS/390 & VM

Recommended Duration:
2 Days
Version
COBOL for OS/390 and VM
Also appropriate for shops running COBOL for MVS & VM, COBOL/370, VS COBOL II, COBOL for VSE, or any ANSI 85 COBOL.
Benefits
Students who complete this course will be able to convert existing OS/VS COBOL programs to COBOL for OS/390 & VM (formerly COBOL/370), and develop new programs using the new features of the language supported by COBOL for OS/390 & VM. In addition, the students will acquire facility with the COBOL for OS/390 & VM compiler.
Audience
Experienced OS/VS COBOL programmers who are converting applications from OS/VS COBOL to COBOL for OS/390 & VM. Those who are designing applications to execute in a COBOL for OS/390 & VM environment.
Prerequisites
The student entering this course should have 6 months recent experience programming in COBOL with at least 3 months experience using ISPF/PDF especially, the text editor and should be able to code JCL to run simple batch jobs.
Major Topics
  • What has been eliminated
  • Language features that are different 
  • Language features that have been modified or enhanced
  • 31-bit addressing support
  • Scope Delimiters
  • EVALUATE
  • POINTER variables
  • INITIALIZE
  • Intrinsic Functions
  • Compiler Features
  • Conversion Aids
  • Conversion Strategies
Exercises
There are five machine exercises.
Notes
People interested in new features of Enterprise COBOL on z/OS without the emphasis on program conversion should attend Enterprise COBOL Update I: Essentials rather than this course.