|Using the File Conversion Program|
This chapter describes the format of, and lists, the error messages output by your COBOL system.
Convert5 returns a result code to the calling program once it has finished a run. See the chapter Running Convert5 for details of the calling program. This result code is in the form of a three-byte number in ASCII format. If the first byte of this number is a 0, it denotes that Convert5 has terminated its run successfully and has reported no errors. Any other number appearing as the first byte in the result code indicates that Convert5 has detected an error.
If an error is reported, the first byte of the result code indicates the type of that error as shown in the table below.
Table 18-1. Error Message Identification
|1st Byte In Result Code
||Result Value In Remaining Bytes
||Print file error|
||Created file error|
||Source file error|
||File entries (SELECT...ASSIGN) error|
|5||Record description (FD) error|
|6||Parameter description error|
nn = the relevant run-time system error number; see your Error Messages for details.
yy = one of the following:
|01||Multiple assign clauses found in file control entry|
|02||Multiple reserve clauses found in file control entry|
|03||Multiple organization clauses found in file control entry|
|04||Multiple access clauses found in file control entry|
|05||Multiple record clauses found in file control entry|
|07||Multiple file status clauses found in file control entry|
|08||Key word expected in file control entry but word found was
|10||External file name missing in assign statement|
|11||Data name defined in assign clause is a reserved word|
|12||Quote expected at end of external file-name|
|20||Nonnumeric entry in reserve clause|
|30||Organization type not found in organization clause|
|32||Inconsistent file control entry|
|40||Access mode not specified in access clause|
|41||Relative key is a reserved word in record clause|
|50||Record name is a reserved word in record clause|
|60||The word record expected in alternate key clause number|
|61||Data-name-3 is a reserved word in alternate record number|
|62||The words "with duplicates" expected in alternate record number|
|71||Data-name-4 is a reserved word in file status clause|
|90||Continuation found in file control section
If you receive an error code which starts with the number 5 or 6, it is not followed by a number to identify a specific error. Instead, these errors are of a general nature and merely indicate that an error has occurred in the record description or the parameter description respectively. If you receive one of these errors, you can detect its specific cause by looking through the parameter list in the printfile. If you did not specify a printfile, this parameter list is sent to the screen.
When you try to run the file conversion program produced by Convert5 you could receive one of the following un-numbered error messages, all of which are self-explanatory:
i/p file name invalid
o/p file name invalid
The i/p and o/p data files have the same name
Error on opening i/p file
Error on opening o/p file
Error on reading i/p file
Error on writing o/p file
"record type" record-type "at record-number" is invalid
Attempt to read beyond end of i/p file
||= input file-name|
||= output file-name|
If you receive any of the above errors, the file conversion program terminates immediately.
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|Using the File Conversion Program|