I am an old mainframe programmer (23 years) that is learning JAVA. I would like to know how to get at the SQLCODE in my JAVA Bean. My DB2 table is on the mainframe and I am updating it using a COBOL store procedure. I have not problem passing input parameters to the store procedure and updating the proper row. But I would like to display an error message if the row is not found during the update. The only place I can find where I can reference the SQLCODE is if it is a SQLEXCEPTION, which works fine. But +0100 is not an exception or a warning. I thought I could have the Cobol store procedure return an output parameter that contains the SQLCODE, but I can't get that to work either. Input parameters work fine, but I can't seem to get the output parameter to work. I have it defined in my store procedure parameters as OUT. I think I am missing something. I need HELP!!