COBOL to Service Interface Data Type Matches

Describes which COBOL data types correspond to available Service Interface data types, including Web Service and Java service interfaces.
Table 1. Comp Fields
COBOL Data Item Interface Field Default Type
Usage Digits Signed Web Service Java .NET
comp fields other than comp-1 and comp-2 1-2 Yes byte byte SByte
1-2 No unsignedByte byte Byte
3-4 Yes short short Int16
3-4 No unsignedShort short UInt16
5-9 Yes int int Int32
5-9 No unsignedInt int UInt32
10-18 Yes long long Int64
10-18 No unsignedLong long UInt64
19+ integer BigInteger Decimal
comp-1 float float Single
comp-2 double double Double
Table 2. Display and External Float Fields
COBOL Data Item Interface Field Default Type
Type Decimal Digits Web Service Java .NET
Display, External Float 0 integer BigInteger Decimal
>0 decimal BigDecimal Decimal
Table 3. Alphanumeric and Alphanumeric Edited Fields
COBOL Data Item Interface Field Default Type
Type Web Service Java .NET
Alphanumeric, Alphanumeric Edited string string string
Table 4. Pointer and Index Fields
COBOL Data Item Interface Field Default Type
Type Web Service Java .NET
Pointer, Index unsignedLong long UInt64