Support for COBOL data description entries

In the COBOL data description entries specified in a copybook, Z Data Tools supports:

Z Data Tools ignores:

Note: In general, Z Data Tools treats Numeric Edited fields as alphanumeric. A special code, ZA, is used for unsupported zoned decimals.

Z Data Tools supports all data item level numbers except 88 (condition-names).

The literal value that you specify in a VALUE clause is used in the template to specify the Start value (for numeric fields) or Pattern (for alphanumeric fields) “create attribute” on the Field Attributes panel for that field.

Z Data Tools uses this attribute to initialize the value of the field when creating data or inserting new fields when copying data.