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Postby arshadhrashid » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:09 am

Hi there,
We upgraded our v10 database to v11 Conversion mode.
In v11 IBM has discontinued DISABSCL zparm.

All our Cobols fail after the upgrade. Because we had set its value as DISABSCL=YES, causing it not to generated warning messages for non scrollable cursors at the time of OPEN CURSOR.

Our Cobols are designed to check warnings (SQLWARN) and exit in case of a warning. Since this zparm is now gone, all OPEN cursor statements generate a WARNING and our programs fail.

Does any one has seen this situation or has some suggestion?

Modifying all the cobols (over 1,000) is not a viable option in our current situation.

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Postby Robert Sample » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:49 am

I've seen web pages dating back to January 2011 stating that DISABSCL is going away, so your organization has had plenty of time to prepare for this. You could talk to IBM about your problem, or you can revert back to V10 until your code is ready for V11, or you can change each and every program to not rely upon DISABSCL.
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