Error Handling Settings in the IDE

The following configuration settings are available in the IDE:

Suppress divide-by-zero error reporting
Select this to ignore run-time error 48 (Attempt to divide by zero) when executing programs compiled with directives CHECKDIV"OSVS", CHECKDIV"VCS2" or CHECKDIV"COBOL370". If this is set, the program continues to execute with unpredictable results. If this is not set, the program produces error message 48, and execution terminates.
Validate numeric fields
Select this to check all numeric data items for valid numeric values when processing intermediate code. If a non-numeric value is detected, run-time error 163 (Illegal character in numeric field) is produced.

If you don't select this, data types are not checked. The result of moving a non-numeric value to a numeric data item is unpredictable.

Equivalent switch: F

Error Messages Output
Choose whether to output error messages to a log file (Error output) or the console (Standard output).

Equivalent switch: I2