While the other methods of changing the copybook (and programs) from COMP
to BINARY, in ILE COBOL you can use an undocumented compile option
COMPASBIN to accomplish this without modifying the code.  In general, we
are converting all COMP fields to BINARY on all platforms.

Schaefer ONeill

At 12:09 PM 10/15/01 , you wrote:

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>Hi All,
>I have the following problem. We have a Cobol program running on the Mainframe
>with the following COPYBOOK in the Working Storage Section;
>07      R-CLIENT                PIC S9(9) COMP.
>07      D-FROM-MTH      PIC S9(4) COMP.
>07      D-FROM-DD       PIC S9(2) COMP.
>We have written some code on the AS/400 which does a call via "ECS" to get
>data from the Mainframe via this COPYBOOK.
>I have captured the Copybook on the AS/400 exactly the same as the COPYBOOK on
>the Mainframe. BUT when I access the data it is different on the AS/400!! );-
>Should I be defining the fields differently on the AS/400? If so how?
>Any help would be greatly appreciated as our whole project is dependant on
>this piece of code working. (We would prefer not to change the copybook on the
>M/F as this program gets used in all sorts of other programs.
>Dennis Nel
>Technical Consultant: AS/400
>South Africa.
>*       DNel3@oldmutual.com

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