Compile Error

I'm receiving the following error when compiling.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL\cpylib\sqlca.CPY (1,8-10) : error COBCH0217 : Preceding item at this level has zero length

Error 0217 states to add a PIC clause to the statement, this is being received from line 1, the IDENTIFICATION DIVISION line.  Any input would be appreciated?