Here's a link to a News400 article describing a couple
of options for dumping memory:


If you can't get access to this, contact me offline...

Terry Winchester 
The Raymond Corporation

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From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Rosinger
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:40 AM
To: cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [COBOL400-L] the preferred way to force a program 
abend on iSeries?


Another newbie question. In the mainframe world, if your 
application program 
detects a condition that it cannot handle it (usually) will 
force an abend. 
There are many ways to do this. One common method for doing 
this is to call 
a non-existent program with a self-documenting name like "DUMPME" or 
"ABORT". In the iSeries world, I understand that if your 
application calls a 
program that it can't find, it will display a message on the operator 
console that requires a response.

What is the preferred way to handle a program-induced abend?

Can I/should I avoid/suppress an operator response?

Is there an API that can be called from COBOL to force an 
abnormal end (and 
get a full dump) but won't require an operator response?

Your suggestions and thoughts on this. As always TIA!


Michael Rosinger
Systems Programmer / DBA
Computer Credit, Inc.
640 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
m rosinger at cciws dot com 

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