DFCONV command line fails with Error 114

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Problem:

In Net Express and Server for COBOL, the syntax to run the Data File Converter (DFCONV) command line is the following:

run dfconv profile-fname [input-fname] [output-fname]

In Visual COBOL or COBOL Server, running the above command line fails with the following error:

Execution error : file 'dfconvdll'
error code: 114, pc=0, call=1, seg=0
114 Attempt to access item beyond bounds of memory (Signal 11)

Resolution:

In Net Express and Server for COBOL, the DFCONV is a .lbr, which requires the RUN trigger program to execute it while in Visual COBOL and COBOL Server, DFCONV is a .exe. In other words, DFCONV must be executed without the RUN command:

dfconv profile-fname [input-fname] [output-fname]

Note: Since there is DFCONV.DLL in Visual COBOL and COBOL Server, the RUN command actually tried to run it and resulted to the Error 114.

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