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Debug Tool - IBM

FEE: $595

Based upon a class size of six students.

Scheduling can be adjusted to employee work hours and incorporate client assignments.

There is a surcharge associated with training two or fewer students.


  • Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Professional


    1. Debug Tool Utilities
      • Examine the set of ISPF panels that provide access to the tools for managing debugging sessions.
    2. Full-screen Mode
      • Given a program by the instructor, perform the following actions: 1- Step through a program. 2- Run the program to a specific line. 3- Set, skip, and clear a breakpoint. 4- Display the value of a variable. 5- Change the value of a variable. 6- Record and replay statements.
    3. Preparing a Program for Debugging
      • Set the compiler and assembler options and suboptions; the program will be provided by the instructor.
      • In order to interact with Debug Tool, it will be necessary to determine the debugging mode: batch, full-screen, full-screen mode through a VTAM terminal, or remote debug mode.
      • Examine the method or methods that can be used to start Debug Tool.
      • Learn how to debug older COBOL programs.
    4. Program Preparation
      • Given a program by the instructor, prepare it for testing with the Debug Tool.
    5. Starting Debug Tool
      • Write the TEST run-time option string.
      • Create a USE file; the USE files started from within a primary commands file take on the attributes of the primary commands file and can be run until complete.
      • Manage setup files; the setup files store the information on file allocation statements, run-time options, program parameters and the program names.
    6. Full-screen Techniques
      • Debug COBOL programs.
      • Halt when certain routines are called in COBOL.
      • Halt on a COBOL line only if a condition is true.
      • Debug COBOL when only a few parts are compiled with TEST.
    7. Debugging Techniques
      • Capture COBOL I/O to the system console.
      • Display raw storage in COBOL.
      • Get a COBOL routine traceback.
      • Find unexpected storage overwrite errors in COBOL.
    8. Debug Tool Processing
      • Display files allocation status for current program.
      • Test a program with debugging information in the load module calling a program without debugging information.

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