Changes in This Release for Pro*COBOL Programmer's Guide

This preface lists changes in the Pro*COBOL Programmer's Guide.

Changes in Pro*COBOL Release 18c, Version 18.1

New Features

The following feature is new in this release:

  • Support for Oracle Connection Manager in Traffic Director Mode

    Oracle Connection Manager in Traffic Director Mode is a proxy that is placed between supported database clients and database instances for improved high availability, connection multiplexing, and load balancing.

    See About Using Oracle Connection Manager in Traffic Director Mode for more information.

Changes in Pro*COBOL 12c Release 2 (12.2)

The following are changes in Pro*COBOL for Oracle Database 12c release 2 (12.2).

New Features

  • Pro*COBOL now supports identifier lengths of 128 bytes. In previous releases, the identifier length limit was 30 bytes.

  • Pro*COBOL now supports Oracle Instant Client - Basic Light version.

  • Pro*COBOL now introduces a new command line option “trim_password”, to prevent authentication issues caused by password strings that contain trailing blank space.

  • Pro*COBOL now supports the Micro Focus Visual COBOL 2.2 Update 2 compiler for the following platforms:

    • Linux x64

    • Windows 64-bit and 32-bit

    • Solaris x86 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    • Solaris SPARC (32-bit and 64-bit)