E-COB: COBOL compile failing with message ERROR! Nothing is compiled. Please check PS_HOME variable (Doc ID 2257321.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.55 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ISSUE
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Attempting COBOL compile using NetExpress 5.1 WP11 on PeopleTools 8.55, from the command prompt it gives the following error

Building the COBOL targets ...

Copying COBOL binaries to CBLBIN directory...

The source directory was W:\PS_HOME
The compile directory was D:\temp
The executable files were copied to W:\PS_HOME\CBLBINA

ERROR! Nothing is compiled. Please check PS_HOME variable.

Checking the  CBLBLD.log it shows the compile is failing at the following ..

Copied source from W:\PS_HOME\SRC\CBL to D:\temp
ECHO is off.
Error! COBROOT environment variable ("C:\Program Files\Micro Focus\Net Express 5.1\Base") is not correct!
COBROOT should point to the directory where the COBOL compiler is installed.
Example: c:\NetExpress\Base

Cause

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