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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 24, 2022

DECFLOAT support for COBOL and PLI with DCLGEN

When we run DCLGEN on an object with a DECFLOAT column, we get the following error:

DSNE958I DCLGEN DOES NOT SUPPORT THE SQL DATA TYPE DECFLOAT (SQLTYPE 996) FOR THE PLI LANGUAGE

DSNE905I EXECUTION COMPLETE, MEMBER ... ADDED

The created DECLARE and DCL statements with the DECFLOAT column are wrong and

must be manually adjusted before it can be used.


Example - DCLGEN output:


EXEC SQL DECLARE T7.TBBBZ TABLE

( MANDANT INTEGER NOT NULL,

VTR_NR INTEGER NOT NULL,

P_ID INTEGER NOT NULL,

BZ_ART_SKZ INTEGER NOT NULL,

WIRKAB INTEGER NOT NULL,

CREATE_DAT TIMESTAMP NOT NULL,

ANSCHRIFT_ID INTEGER NOT NULL,

ANT_BTR NOT NULL, <- column type specification is missing

ANT_BTR_PROZ NOT NULL, <- column type specification is missing

ANT_VERLAUF_JN CHAR(1) NOT NULL,

….

DCL 1 DCLTBBBZ,

5 MANDANT BIN FIXED(31),

5 VTR_NR BIN FIXED(31),

5 P_ID BIN FIXED(31),

5 BZ_ART_SKZ BIN FIXED(31),

5 WIRKAB BIN FIXED(31),

5 CREATE_DAT CHAR(26),

5 ANSCHRIFT_ID BIN FIXED(31),

5 ANT_BTR , <- column type specification is missing

5 ANT_BTR_PROZ , <- column type specification is missing

5 ANT_VERLAUF_JN CHAR(1),


Please support the SQL data type DECFLOAT for the PLI and COBOL language.


Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)
  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2022

    SInce COBOL compiler doesn't support DECFLOAT datatype yet, so there's no point for DELGEN to support it with COBOL. We should limit it to PLI only