Displaying associated storage areas

In the interactive report, the link Associated Storage Areas is provided in the detailed event display depending on the programming language used. What is displayed when selecting this link depends on both the programming language and whether or not a compiler listing or side file is available to Fault Analyzer for the program:
  • For COBOL programs without a compiler listing or side file, base locators are displayed in hexadecimal dump format.
    • For COBOL V4 and earlier, the TGT is formatted.
    • For COBOL V5 and later, PPAs are formatted.
  • For COBOL programs where a compiler listing or side file is supplied, the source declaration of all fields along with their current content is provided.
An example of the associated storage areas display for a COBOL program with source listing provided is shown in Sample Associated Storage Areas display.
Figure 1. Sample Associated Storage Areas display
  File  View  Services  Help                                                  
Associated Storage Areas                                       Line 1 Col 1 80
JOBNAME: COBLVL88  SYSTEM ABEND: 0CB            FAE1      2021/09/20  15:48:38
Program Prolog Areas                                                          
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION                                                       
         - Collapse hex   - Collapse level 88                                 
  Offset Hex Value                           Data Value         Source (Starti
STATIC storage at address 0000B3F0                                            
      A8 E6D6D9D2 C9D5C760 E2E3D6D9 C1C7C540 *WORKING-STORAGE *  01  FILLER   
      B8 40404040                            *                *               
Suppressed Copybook                                                           
     390 00000000                            *....            *  01  FIELD-1  
     398 00000000                            0                   01  FIELD-2  
     3A0 00000000 0000                       *......          *  01  FIELD-3  
                                                                 01  TABLE-4. 
                                                                     03  TABLE
                                                                      04  TABL
     3A8 426F1C29                            1.111100e+02              05 ELEM
     3AC 00000000                            *....            *        05 ELEM
                                                                          88 J
                                                                          88 J
     3BC 00000000                            *....            *        05 ELEM

By scrolling down through the displayed information, you also find Linkage Section information, File Section information, and so on, as appropriate for the current program.

Some features are unique to the interactive reanalysis report:

  • The ability to hide the hex-value column.
  • The ability to collapse level 88 items.
  • The ability to show all COBOL base locators.

These are explained in the following topics.