If you are using COBOL74 or XGENTM then ICDTM, the Interactive COBOL Debugger, provides an efficient, easy-to-use means of debugging your Unisys ClearPath applications.
ICD allows you to
With ICD you can drastically cut debugging time by monitoring and controlling your program's execution interactively from a terminal. If you need to quickly find and resolve problems in your code, ICD is your productivity tool.
Remember if you use the 4GL XGEN COBOL74 generator ICD allows debugging at both the COBOL74 statement level and the XGEN specification level.
Your COBOL program has an error. Finding and correcting it is time consuming if you use conventional debugging techniques:
ICD helps you track down and correct bugs in your COBOL programs.
Here is what you can do with ICD:
When you first run your program ICDTM gets control before any statements are executed and waits for you to enter a command. ICDTM commands allow you to
Break points indicate where you want your program to pause during execution.
Once at a break point you now can examine variable values, change them if you desire, and either continue execution of the program or end it. In short, you can interactively monitor and control your program from a terminal while examining or modifying variables in the process.