This preface lists changes in the Pro*COBOL Programmer's Guide.
The following are changes in Pro*COBOL for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1).
The following features are new in this release:
Support for Auto Increment Columns
Pro*COBOL now supports auto increment columns. This simplifies the development of ticketing, HR, and tracking applications, and assists in migrating databases to Oracle Database.
Support for 32k Columns
Pro*COBOL now supports 32k column data with VARCHAR2, NVARCHAR2 and RAW data. This feature also assists with the migration of databases to Oracle Database.
Support for Prefetch By Memory
New inline and command-line option allows you to specify the memory used for pre-fetching rows. The new MEMFORPREFETCH option will provide assistance in the migration of databases to Oracle Database. The existing PREFETCH option remains unchanged.
Support for SQL Plan Management (SPM)
New command-line options generate plan baseline SQL statements, and control the name and format of generated SQL and LOG files. These new options enhance existing precompiler SQL Plan Management. They provide a means of performance management and assist in the upgrade of compiler applications.