SQL server in COBOL?

Posted on 2001-06-11
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I am trying to write an application that uses SQL server in Fujutsu Cobol 3.0.

I created the DSN in ODBC, wrote the code, but when I run the program it says that the file f3bhopas.dll is missing.
When I turn off(comment) the code related to the DB, the error message vanishes.
When I uncomment it, it comes back.

I downloaded and redownloaded the Cobol from their site and its installation simply doesn't have the option not so install something.

Please help
Question by:duke_n
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Expert Comment

ID: 6177190
do you have the f3bhopas.dll on your system?  I would guess that the dll is needed by the cobol to do database stuff.  do a search for the dll.

Author Comment

ID: 6178027
I did.
it is nowhere to be found (I searched everywhere - even in the irrelevant places)

Accepted Solution

jrspano earned 100 total points
ID: 6178060
maybe you need something specific to use the sql server.  do they have another download with data access stuff in it?  You might also send them an email or look in a knowlege base if they have one.

Author Comment

ID: 6178625
hmm, interesting idea.
I shall check it out

Author Comment

ID: 6188187
Hehe, I snooped their site, and found a support mail link.

I mailed them and they replied that the version they put on the site is old and free for academic and educational purposes, and therefore they decided to cripple it additionally as well; and if I wish to use SQL, I could buy the new fully working version for just a few Big ones :)

anyway, thanks for your help

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