By: Kunwar Singh
Date Created May 2009
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS 3
CHAPTER 1 - PAPER INTRODUCTION 4
Structure of this Paper 4
Related Materials 4
CHAPTER 2 - OVERVIEW5
CHAPTER 3 - PEOPLESOFT COBOL COMPILERS 7
How to check supported version of compiler 8
How can we get a Cobol Compiler 8
How to get Permanent SERIAL NUMBER and LICENSE KEY for ServerExpress 8
CHAPTER 4 - PEOPLESOFT COBOL: NAMING CONVENTION, TYPES OF FILES AND DIRECTORIES 9
CHAPTER 5 - INSTALLATION OF NETEXPRESS4.0 13
Installation Steps 13
Permanent License Code Process 22
How to check if License of NetExpress has expired 27
How to check version of NetExpress 28
How to generate REVOKE KEY 30
CHAPTER 6 - HOW TO COMPILE COBOL WITH NETEXPRESS COBOL COMPILER 36
Compiling COBOL withCBLBLD.BAT 36
Environment Variable 36
CHAPTER 7 - HOW TO TEST COBOL CONFIGURATION 41
How to run Test COBOL 42
RemoteCall Test 43
CHAPTER 8 - HOW TO TRACE COBOL 44
CHAPTER 9 - SERVEREXPRESS COBOL COMPILER 51
How to Compile and Link COBOLs on UNIX 51
Setting EnvironmentVariables 53
CHAPTER 10 - MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION 54
How to Check which Modules you are Licensed and Using 54
How to Know version of ServerExpress Compiler Installed 56
How to find the License Manager Directory 57
Can we install two different version of ServerExpress on one machine 58
APPENDIX A – TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS59
General error Messages 59
APPENDIX B - GSC COBOL DOCUMENTS (SOLUTIONS) 61
Chapter 1 – Introduction
This Paper is an introductory and practical guide for technical COBOL users, beginners. This Paper discusses the COBOL in PeopleSoft applications, PeopleSoft COBOL Configuration & Troubleshooting Tips.
Much of the information contained in this documentoriginated within the PeopleSoft Global Support Center and is therefore based on "real-life" problems encountered in the field. The issues that appear in this document are the problems that prove to be the most common or troublesome.
STRUCTURE OF THIS PAPER
This Paper provides guidance in properly understanding of COBOL and its use in PeopleSoft Applications. It covers basic understanding of COBOLcompilers and issues related to installation of compilers. It also covers FAQ of COBOL in PeopleSoft. It is recommended that you also review the information related to COBOL in PeopleTools installation guide for your PeopleTools release.
Keep in mind that PeopleSoft updates this document as needed so that it reflects the most current feedback we receive from the field. Therefore, thestructure, headings, content, and length of this document is likely to vary with each posted version. To see if the document has been updated since you last downloaded it, compare the date of your version to the date of the version posted on MetaLink.
To take full advantage of the information covered in this document, we recommend that you have a basic understanding of systemadministration and PeopleSoft Applications.
We recommend that you should also read the COBOL related information in the PeopleTools Installation Guide of your PeopleTools version.
Chapter 2 - Overview
Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) – A programming language for simple computations on large amount of data. It is portable to multiple platforms and support for complex program...