E-COB: COBOL Compile Error "Load error : file 'check' error code: 173 Called program file not found in drive/directory" (Doc ID 818465.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2016

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 04-Apr-2011***
***Checked for relevance on 21-Sep-2012***
***Checked for relevance on 05-Jan-2015***
***Checked for relevance on 10-Aug-2016***

Symptoms

Sample Environment:
-------------------------
PeopleTools: 8.48.15
Application Release: HCM 9.0
Oracle Database: 10g
COBOL Compiler: Micro Focus Server Express V4.0 revision 000 Compiler
Operating System Solaris-8-sparc, Version 5.9 64-bit


Issue:
-------
The site is configuring a new server to host and HCM 9 PeopleSoft environment. PeopleSoft application has been installed. COBOL compiler has been installed as well.

When running the pscbl.mak script to compile all COBOL programs, the script fails with:

ERROR
----------------

Load error : file 'check'
error code: 173, pc=0, call=1, seg=0
173 Called program file not found in drive/directory

What Works
--------------

SQR and AE processes are not impacted.

Impact:
---------
PeopleSoft HCM applications delivers several core functionality like Payroll, benefits and leave processing via COBOL processes. Without compiling COBOL programs, none of the COBOL processes can be run. So this will have a major impact on the application functionality and usability. But since the environment is a dev/test environment the impact is localized to this environment and production is not affected.


STEPS
-----------------------
The issue can be reproduced by running pscbl.mak script to compile any /ALL COBOL programs

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms