16.20 - Return-code - Teradata Tools and Utilities

Teradata® Call-Level Interface Version 2 Reference for Mainframe-Attached Systems

prodname
Teradata Tools and Utilities
vrm_release
16.20
created_date
September 2019
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-2417-108K

Return-code is a four byte field that specifies the state of the call as known by DBCHCL and TDP.

In this language... The variable name for Return-code is...
COBOL DBCAREA-RETURN-CD
PL/I RETURN_CD
C, C++ return_cd
IBM Assembler DBCRCODE
This routine... Does this for Return-code...
DBCHINI writes
DBCHCL writes
Return-code is used by... To...
applications read

Applications should access the return code using a more reliable method than using the Return-code in the DBCAREA.

Some recommended options include the following:

  • Use the Assembler register 15 (the most direct method for getting the return code).
  • Include a parameter in the call itself, in which the return code will be placed (note that if CLIv2 cannot access this parameter, the return code will not be placed in it).

After regaining control from DBCHCL, the application can use the Return-code as the first indicator (initial status) of the success of the call, from the point of view of CLIv2 and the TDP.