E-COB: 'Files\Micro was unexpected at this time' Error when Compiling COBOL on Windows using Net Express (Doc ID 618022.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.1 to 8.4 [Release 8.1 to 8.4]
PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.55 to 8.55 [Release 8.4]
Generic Windows
***Checked for relevance on 24-DEC-2010***
***Checked for relevance on 05-APR-2012***
***Checked for relevance on 16-OCT-2013***




Symptoms

SPECIFIC TO:  Net Express on Windows,  All PeopleTools releases e.g Tools 8.1x, 8.2x, 8.4x, 8.5x

Issue:

New installation of PeopleSoft.  

By default, the Net Express cobol compiler gets installed under the c:\Program Files\Merant\net express directory.  

When compiling cobol using PeopleSoft delivered bat scripts like cblbld or cblmake, you may receive the message 

'express\base was unexpected at this time'

or

'C:\Program Files\Merant\net was unexpected at the time'  

or

'Files\Micro was unexpected at this time'

Cause

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