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DFCONV command line fails with Error 114

DFCONV command line fails with Error 114


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)


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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