Tools - COBOL Array Sizing
COBOL Array Analysis Tool
Managing array sizing should not be a guessing game.
Oracle Pension Implementation Services
COBOL Array Sizing
Managing your COBOL array sizing is an important part of owning your
PeopleSoft Pension Administration software. Setting array bounds too high
wastefully increases processing loads and makes your system less efficient. But
when a calculation unexpectedly exceeds the bounds of a COBOL array, the process
fails, resulting in cryptic error messages and requiring complicated trouble
The Array Analysis Utility is designed to investigate parameter setup and employee data for the potential to exceed defined array sizes. Potential problems are identified with varying severity of warning messages. Technical information is provided about the array grouping and usage and a prescription for problem avoidance and resolution is provided.
While managing arrays is a critical component of owning your software implementation, the delivered software product provides no utility to support this important task. This tool is built entirely within the PeopleTools suite as a “bolt-on” project, facilitating one of the most problematic elements of managing your software implementation. Without this tool, developers are blindly estimating values and they would be unable to measure efficiency of their array sizing.