DBCS

Syntax:

>>-.---.-.-------DBCS-"integer"-.---------><
   A-/-+ +.----.-DBCS-----------+
          +-NO-+

Parameters:

integer
One of:
1
Behavior as in earlier versions of this Compiler.
2
Provides full System Application Architecture (SAA) DBCS support. This directive sets DBSPACE.
3
Includes DBCS support as in IBM COBOL/370. This includes the use of PIC N, PIC G, and DBCS literals specified with "delimiter N".

Properties:

Default:
Phase: Syntax check
$SET: Initial

Dependencies:

Set to DBCS"2" immediately by SAA, VSC2"2", VSC2"3" or MF"7".

Set to DBCS"3" immediately by COBOL370 or MF"integer" where integer > 7.