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July 2021 documentation refresh for Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, 6.3

By Yuan Jie Song posted Tue August 03, 2021 03:54 AM

  
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.3 documentation is refreshed today, to include the following enhancements:
 
Enhancements in COBOL 6.3 with PTFs installed: (For a complete list of Enterprise COBOL PTFs, check https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/604539):
PH34885: Clarified that the UUID4 randomness and UUID4 intrinsic function require significant CPU usage. (UUID4)

Documentation fixes in COBOL 6.3:
-In Programming Guide:
Clarified the field length limitations for NUMVAL with ARITH(COMPAT). (Converting to numbers (NUMVAL, NUMVAL-C, NUMVAL-F))
Clarified that the setting of INVDATA option (depending on NUMPROC) applies to migration from COBOL V4 or earlier versions for the first time. (INVDATA)

-In Migration Guide:
Modified several migration FAQs and removed those if no longer applied. (Frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers)

-In Customization Guide:
Clarified that the setting of INVDATA option (depending on NUMPROC) applies to migration from COBOL V4 or earlier versions for the first time. (INVDATA)

- In Language Reference:
Clarified that the UUID4 randomness and UUID4 intrinsic function require significant CPU usage. (UUID4)

Other documentation improvement:
-In What's New:
Added short labels to features to improve content retrievability.  

The English PDF files are also refreshed to include the updates above. You can find the latest English PDF files from the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS library page at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/611415.
 
If you have any comments regarding COBOL docs, please send them to compinfo@cn.ibm.com.
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