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Why precompile is required

Postby shruti » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:21 pm

Why cant we directly compile the COBOL DB2 program?Why precompile is required?
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Re: Why precompile is required

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:37 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum,

If your system used the db2 co-processor, a db2 pre-compile would not be necessary.

Suggest you talk with your dba and/or compiler support people as to why you need to pre-compile.

Even though the co-processor is available many/most systems still pre-compile. . .
Hope this helps,
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Re: Why precompile is required

Postby Robert Sample » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:38 pm

Because the DB2 statements are not valid COBOL statements (check the COBOL Language Reference manual) and must be converted into valid COBOL statements before the compiler can compile the program.
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