• Subject: Re: Parameter passing with COBOL and REXX
  • From: Pete Hall <peteh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 02:57:20 -0500
  • In-Reply-To: <0525013630-Parameter passing with COBOL and REXX* /@MHS>

At 11:25 AM 5/25/98 +0000, Matt Feeney wrote:
>     I am trying to pass a variable from a COBOL program to a REXX program 
>     using the REXX external data queue. The problem is that I am told by 
>     an error message when the program is run that the parameters I am 
>     passing do not match those required. 
>     01 PARM-LIST.
>     05 FUNCTION-CODE        PIC X.
>     05 WS-TLA                       PIC X(4). 05 BUFF-LENGTH          PIC 
>     9999 COMP-4. 05 FLAG                 PIC 99 COMP-4.
>     88 FIFO         VALUE '0'.
>     88 LIFO         VALUE '1'.
>     05 RETURN-CODE          PIC 99 COMP-4.


It's been too long to answer you precisely, but the problem you are seeing is 
caused by your declaration of a structure (a single SYSPTR), instead of a 
parameter list (multiple SYSPTRs). I believe the problem is in the USING clause 
on the CALL (you need multiple arguments), but as I said, it has been a long 


Pete Hall

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