This chapter provides information about this release of the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC. It contains the following section:
The following sections list the known restrictions for the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC and PGAU.
The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC has supported multibyte character set data for COBOL
PIC G datatypes since version 3.4. However, the non-numeric character data (such as $, (,), +, -,.) that is allowed in
DISPLAY datatypes and
PIC 9 edit masks must still be specified in EBCDIC. The non-numeric character data is not subject to MBCS translation.
When performing a CICS transaction using the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC, you cannot emulate CICS PF keys.
You cannot define and transmit APPC
PIP data in this release of the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC.
Conversion of the floating point datatype is not supported by the Oracle Database Gateway for APPC.
The Oracle Database Gateway for APPC does not provide exits for compression and decompression facilities. All data exchanged between the gateway and the transaction must be in uncompressed format.
The IBM VS COBOL II compiler has been desupported. However, the string "
IBMVSCOBOLII" is still used as the value of the compiler name parameter to represent any COBOL compiler you choose to use. The value
IBMVSCOBOLII should still be used and does not create a dependency on any specific version of the compiler.