If you are migrating programs from Pro*COBOL 1.x to 8.x or later, you should be aware of the following:
Define all inserted variables as GLOBAL including the data items inserted by COBSQL that support the EBCDIC to ASCII conversions.
If the Oracle directive DECLARE_SECTION=NO is set (the default), Oracle converts all COMP, BINARY or COMP-4 data items to COMP-5.
To limit the conversion of items to the declare section, set one of the following:
These data items are treated in the same way as COMP-3 data items.
This type was previously supported as the Oracle DISPLAY datatype.