As we migrate from a mainframe to Visual COBOL, we are concerned that programs currently aborting with unhandled exceptions will complete without any indication of an error. Here are a couple examples of errors that don’t stop the program with an error message like they do on the mainframe:
Divide by zero
program-id. Program1 as "Project1.Program1".
01 NUMERATOR PIC 9.
01 DENOMINATOR PIC 9.
01 QUOTIENT PIC 9.
MOVE 1 TO NUMERATOR.
MOVE ZERO TO DENOMINATOR.
COMPUTE QUOTIENT = NUMERATOR / DENOMINATOR.
end program Program1.
Spaces in a numeric field
program-id. Program2 as "Project1.Program2".
02 NUMERIC-FIELD PIC 9.
MOVE SPACES TO GROUP-LEVEL.
ADD 1 TO NUMERIC-FIELD.
end program Program2.
This example stops the program as we expected the others to:
program-id. Program3 as "Project1.Program3".
01 TBL PIC X OCCURS 3 TIMES INDEXED BY i.
SET i TO 4.
DISPLAY TBL(i) UPON CONSOLE.
end program Program3.
Is there a Visual COBOL configuration that can stop processing on all three of these errors?