Micro Focus Call Stack
Display to SYSOUT and Console
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  What it Does
  How to Use
  The COBOL Source Code
  Summary
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This document provides a listing of the COBOL source code for viewing. Additional information about this program may be obtained by sending an e-mail to: helpdesk@simotime.com .


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The MFEVENTS routine (or callable program) will provide the capability of identifying and displaying the call stack for the Micro Focus environment. The following is an example of the output that is written to the SYSOUT device.

* MFEVENTS Display the Micro Focus call stack v10.06.08 http://www.simotime.com
* MFEVENTS Copyright 1987-2012      SimoTime Enterprises    All Rights Reserved
* MFEVENTS SIMOABN0
* MFEVENTS ABSUBRC2
* MFEVENTS ABSUBRC1
* MFEVENTS ABTESTC1

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section How to Use

The following will call the routine to display the call stack information. Parameters are not required. If parameters are specified they will be ignored. The programmer may displayed additional information prior to or after calling this program.

CALL 'MFEVENTS'

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section The COBOL Source Code

The following (MFEVENTS.cbl) is the COBOL Source Code.

      *set assign(external) nooptional-file
       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
       PROGRAM-ID.    MFEVENTS.
       AUTHOR.        SIMOTIME TECHNOLOGIES.
      *****************************************************************
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      *****************************************************************
      * SOURCE MODULE MFEVENTS.CBL
      *****************************************************************
      *
      * MFEVENTS - Displays a message and does a STOP RUN.
      *
      * DESCRIPTION
      * -----------
      * This program will display a message and force an ABEND with
      * a GOBACK or STOP RUN. The RETURN-CODE will be set to 16.
      *
      * This program is for use in a Micro Focus environment.
      *
      ****************************************************************
      *
      * MAINTENANCE
      * -----------
      * 1989/02/27 SimoTime, Created program.
      * 1989/02/27 SimoTime, no changes to date
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *
       DATA DIVISION.
       WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
      *
      *****************************************************************
      *    Data-structure for Title and Copyright...
      *    ------------------------------------------------------------
       01  SIM-TITLE.
           05  T1 pic X(11) value '* MFEVENTS '.
           05  T2 pic X(34) value 'Display the Micro Focus call stack'.
           05  T3 pic X(10) value ' v10.06.08'.
           05  T4 pic X(24) value ' http://www.simotime.com'.
       01  SIM-COPYRIGHT.
           05  C1 pic X(11) value '* MFEVENTS '.
           05  C2 pic X(20) value 'Copyright 1987-2019 '.
           05  C3 pic X(28) value '   SimoTime Technologies    '.
           05  C4 pic X(20) value ' All Rights Reserved'.

       01  MESSAGE-BUFFER.
           05  MESSAGE-HEADER      pic X(11)   value '* MFEVENTS '.
           05  MESSAGE-TEXT.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-01 pic X(68)   value SPACES.
               10  MESSAGE-TEXT-02 pic X(177)  value SPACES.

       01  MSG-CALLING-NAME-STMT.
           05  FILLER              pic X(2)  value '* '.
           05  MSG-PREVIOUS-NAME   pic X(8)  value 'MFEVENTS'.
           05  FILLER              pic X(08) value ' program'.
           05  FILLER              pic X(11) value ' called by '.
           05  MSG-CALLING-NAME    pic X(8).

       01  LOOP-LIMIT              pic 9(3)  value 50.
       01  LOOP-COUNT              pic 9(3)  value 0.

       01  GPI-GROUP.
           05  GPI-FUNCTION        pic x(4) comp-5.
           05  GPI-PARAM-BLOCK.
               10  GPI-SIZE        pic x(4) comp-5 value 20.
               10  GPI-FLAGS       pic x(4) comp-5 value 1.
               10  GPI-HANDLE      usage pointer.
               10  GPI-PROG-ID     usage pointer.
               10  GPI-ATTRS       pic x(4) comp-5.
           05  GPI-NAME-BUF        pic x(128).
           05  GPI-NAME-LEN        pic x(4) comp-5 value 128.
           05  GPI-STATUS-CODE     PIC x(2) comp-5.
      *
      *    0    Success.
      *    500  End of information (returned by function 2 when there
      *         is no caller of the currently associated program, or
      *         by function 5 when no more entry points exist).
      *    1001 Invalid GPI-HANDLE input.
      *    1009 Invalid parameter.
      *    1013 Buffer too small for information to be returned

      *****************************************************************
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.
      *    The following will cause the ANIMATOR to be started. By
      *    using the View, Debug Windows and Call Stack you can see
      *    the call progression that got you here.
      *    Note: for this to work the asterisk in column 7 must be
      *          removed.
      *    call 'CBL_DEBUGBREAK'

           move SIM-TITLE to MESSAGE-BUFFER
           perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
           move SIM-COPYRIGHT to MESSAGE-BUFFER
           perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE

      *    To chase the call stack...
           perform CHASE-CALL-STACK
           GOBACK.

      *****************************************************************
       CHASE-CALL-STACK.
      *    Get handle for current program...
           move 0 to GPI-FUNCTION
           move 1 to GPI-FLAGS
           move SPACES to GPI-NAME-BUF
           move 128 to GPI-NAME-LEN
           call 'CBL_GET_PROGRAM_INFO' using
                                       by value      GPI-FUNCTION
                                       by reference  GPI-PARAM-BLOCK
                                       by reference  GPI-NAME-BUF
                                       by reference  GPI-NAME-LEN
                                       returning     GPI-STATUS-CODE
      *    Prepare to chase call stack...
           move 2 to GPI-FUNCTION
           move 3 to GPI-FLAGS
      *    Chase the CALL stack...
           perform varying LOOP-COUNT from 1 by 1
             until LOOP-COUNT > LOOP-LIMIT
             or    GPI-STATUS-CODE not = 0
             move SPACES to GPI-NAME-BUF
             move 128 to GPI-NAME-LEN
             call 'CBL_GET_PROGRAM_INFO'
                   using
                   by value      GPI-FUNCTION
                   by reference  GPI-PARAM-BLOCK
                   by reference  GPI-NAME-BUF
                   by reference  GPI-NAME-LEN
                   returning     GPI-STATUS-CODE
             if  GPI-STATUS-CODE = 0
                 move GPI-NAME-BUF to MESSAGE-TEXT
                 perform Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE
             end-if
           end-perform
           exit.

      *****************************************************************
      * Display a message generated by this program.                  *
      * The "upon console" will cause the message to be displayed     *
      * on the system console. Mainframe system operators usually     *
      * discourage this technique so minimize the number of messages. *
      *****************************************************************
       Z-DISPLAY-CONSOLE-MESSAGE.
           if MESSAGE-TEXT-02 = SPACES
      *       display MESSAGE-BUFFER(1:79) upon console
              display MESSAGE-BUFFER(1:79)
           else
      *       display MESSAGE-BUFFER       upon console
              display MESSAGE-BUFFER
           end-if
           move SPACES to MESSAGE-TEXT
           exit.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

The MFEVENTS routine (or callable program) will provide the capability of identifying and displaying the call stack for the Micro Focus environment. The MFEVENTS routine (or callable program) is one of the SimoTime Callable Routines or Utility Programs included in the SIMOMODS package. This document may be used as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This document and the links to other documents are intended to provide a greater awareness of the Data Management and Application Processing alternatives.

The documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SIMOTIME environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when transferred to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

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Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software, documentation or training material for any purpose requires a fee to be paid to SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime the latest version of the software, documentation or training material will be delivered and a license will be granted for use within an enterprise, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the software without the written permission of SimoTime Technologies.

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