This section describes new features of Oracle9i releases and provides pointers to additional information. New features information from previous releases is also retained to help those users migrating to the current release.
The following sections describe the new features in Oracle Pro*COBOL:
The following are the new features and enancements in the Pro*Cobol application in Oracle11g Release 1:
With this enhancement, the SQL99 syntax for SELECT, INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE statements and the body of the cursor in a DECLARE CURSOR statement will be supported.
The array INSERT and array SELECT syntax of the DB2 precompiler is now supported by Pro*Cobol.
By using the outline feature, you can ensure that the performance of the database is not affected when modules are integrated and deployed into different environments.
Pro*Cobol supports the implicit buffering of a single INSERT statement executed in a loop.
Statement caching can be used to improve the performance of dynamic SQL statements.
Pro*Cobol now supports a scrollable cursor in the Pro*Cobol application to fetch data in a non sequential manner.
Retrieving unicode data in OS endian in the PIC N host variable is now supported for the Pro*Cobol application.
The length of B Area for the Pro*Cobol application can now be from 8 to 253 columns.