Microsoft KB Archive/34085

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“Load failure on COBCLI.LBR” Message if COBDIR is Set Wrong

PSS ID Number: Q34085 Article last modified on 04-21-1993

3.00 | 3.00 MS-DOS | OS/2

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft COBOL for MS-DOS and OS/2, version 3.0

Summary: The error message “Load failure (173) on file COBCLI.LBR” will occur when compiling a program if you have not set or have incorrectly set the MS-DOS environment variable COBDIR. The following MS-DOS command correctly sets COBDIR. There should not be any spaces before or after the “=”: SET COBDIR=C: Note that the DOS environment variable COBDIR is not necessary for COBOL Version 2.2 and earlier versions.

Additional reference words: 3.00 Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.