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I can't write TS QUEUE of 32,000 bytes of lebgth

I can't write TS QUEUE of 32,000 bytes of lebgth

I can't write TS QUEUE of 32,000 bytes of lebgth

CICS loud write TS QUEUEs of 32,000 bytes in length but the cobol compiler doesn' accept to have a work field with initial value of 32,000, eje:

02 TE-LENGTH  PIC S9(04) COMP VALUE +32000.

Can someone tell me what can I do to resolve this?

Thanks a lot

RE: I can't write TS QUEUE of 32,000 bytes of lebgth

Which version of the compiler are you using?

I just ran a test using "IBM ENTERPRISE COBOL FOR Z/OS  3.3.1" with the following results:


Program -
01  WS-QUEUE-LEN                PIC S9(4) COMP VALUE +32000.

Results -
WS-QUEUE-LEN = 32000

The CICS Application Programming Reference, by the way, contains the following caveat:


 # In OS/VS COBOL and C/370, all LENGTH options must be specified.

 | When a CICS command offers the LENGTH option, it is generally expressed as
 | a signed halfword binary value.  This puts a theoretical upper limit of
 | 32 763 bytes on LENGTH.  In practice (depending on issues of
 | recoverability, function shipping, and so on) the achievable upper limit
 | varies from command to command, but is somewhat less than this theoretical
 | maximum.

 | Whatever the CICS command, to be on the safe side, do not let the LENGTH
 | you code exceed 24KB.

Ever onward,

RE: I can't write TS QUEUE of 32,000 bytes of lebgth

Isn't there an "FLENGTH" option for the TS WRITEQ command?  If so, you should be able to use it with a fullword binary numeric field which should eliminate any potential overflow problems.

"Code what you mean,
 and mean what you code!
 But by all means post your code!"


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