Indexed File Error on Open

Visual COBOL and RM/COBOL differ in how they handle record length fields and some data fields when you open an RM/COBOL indexed file.

In Visual COBOL, when you try to open an RM/COBOL indexed file, you may receive either a run-time error COBRT161 Illegal intermediate code or a file status code 39 A conflict has been detected between the fixed file attributes and the attributes specified for that file in the program.

You must ensure that you read in the same size records that were created in RM/COBOL.

If the length of the file description does not match that which was processed in RM/COBOL, check the following: