We would like to introduce "replication" process to our databases built in MSSQL version of 2008 R2. We use ACU4GL to handle our I/O operation. Our ACUCOBOL run time varies but minimum 9.2.0 ECN-GL524.
The first step of the replication implementation is to add “Globally Unique Identifier – GUID” to each table. GUID column has its own datatype and cannot be changed to another datatype. These GUID columns are not referenced by COBOL (ie. FDs don’t have them hence XFDs don’t have them either). We expect that COBOL/ACU4GL will disregard them like A4GLIDENITY column.
However, we get an error “unknown datatype for column xx: GUID (-11)” and program abends with 9D, 23 (where xx is the column number of GUID column added).
I was wondering anyone in Micro Focus community had similar issue with GUID datatype and how you have overcome this issue?