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1. OBJECTIVES 2. INTRODUCTION TO COBOL
2.1. LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTION 2.2. COBOL CHARACTER SET 2.3. COBOL WORDS 2.4. COBOL CODING FORM 2.5. DIVISIONS OF COBOL

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3. IDENTIFICATION DIVISION
3.1. SYNTAX OF IDENTIFICATION DIVISION

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4. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION
4.1. CONFIGURATION SECTION 4.1.1. SOURCE-COMPUTER 4.1.2. OBJECT COMPUTER 4.1.3. SPECIAL-NAMES 4.2. INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION 4.2.1. FILE-CONTROL 4.2.2. I-O CONTROL

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5. DATA DIVISION
5.1. LITERALS AND FIGURATIVE CONSTANTS 5.1.1. NUMERIC LITERAL 5.1.2. NON-NUMERIC LITERAL 5.1.3. LIST OF FIGURATIVE CONSTANTS 5.2. Data Description 5.2.1. LEVEL NUMBERS 5.2.2. Data Names 5.2.3. CLAUSE 5.2.4. CONDITION NAMES

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6. PROCEDURE DIVISION
6.1. STATEMENTS IN PROCEDURE DIVISION 6.2. Data Movement 6.2.1. MOVE 6.3. ARITHMETIC VERBS 6.3.1. ADD 6.3.2. SUBTRACT 6.3.3. MULTIPLY 6.3.4. DIVIDE 6.3.5. ROUNDED OPTION 6.3.6. ON SIZE ERROR 6.3.7. COMPUTE 6.3.8. ARITHMETIC OPERATORS 6.4. Miscellaneous 6.4.1. ACCEPT

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COBOL Training 6.4.2. DISPLAY 6.4.3. CONTINUE 6.4.4. STOP RUN 6.4.5. EXIT 6.4.6. INITIALIZE 6.5. CONDITIONAL AND UNCONDITIONAL TRANSFER 6.5.1. SIMPLE IF STATEMENT 6.5.2. NESTED IF 6.5.3. EVALUATE STATEMENT 6.5.4. GO TO STATEMENT 6.5.5. GO TO WITH DEPENDING 6.5.6. ALTER 6.6. PERFORM STATEMENTS 6.6.1. Basic Perform 6.6.2. PERFORM with TIMES phrase 6.6.3. PERFORM with UNTIL phrase 6.6.4. PERFORM with VARYING phrase 6.7. Conditional expressions 6.7.1. RELATIONAL CONDITION 6.7.2. SIGN CONDITION 6.7.3. CLASS CONDITION 6.7.4. CONDITION-NAME CONDITION 6.7.5. NEGATED SIMPLE CONDITION 6.7.6. COMPOUND CONDITION 34 34 35 35 35 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 41 41 42 42

7. FILE HANDLING
7.1. Sequential Files 7.2. Indexed Files 7.3. Direct Access Files 7.4.STEPS INVOLVED IN FILE HANDLING 7.4.1. EXAMPLE 7.5. SELECT Statement 7.5.1. ORGANIZATION CLAUSE 7.5.2. ACCESS MODE CLAUSE 7.5.3. RECORD KEY PHRASE 7.5.4. ALTERNATE KEY PHRASE 7.6. FD entry 7.6.1. BLOCK CONTAINS / RECORD CONTAINS PHRASE 7.6.2. RECORDING MODE CLAUSE 7.7. INPUT / OUTPUT STATEMENTS 7.8. VSAM DATA SET 7.8.1. VSAM DATASETS AND ACCESS MODES 7.8.2. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ENTRIES FOR VSAM FILES 7.8.3. COBOL STATEMENTS USABLE WITH SEQUENTIAL FILES 7.8.4. COBOL STATEMENTS WITH INDEXED FILES (KSDS) AND RELATIVE (RRDS) 7.8.5. PROCEDURE DIVISION STATEMENTS TO UPDATE VSAM FILES 7.8.6. ERROR PROCESSING FOR VSAM 7.8.7. APPLICATIONS BEST SUITED TO VSAM DATASETS

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8. SUBPROGRAMS
8.1. LINKAGE SECTION 8.1.1. STATIC / DYNAMIC CALLS 8.1.2. PASSING RETURN CODE INFORMATION

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9. STRING, UNSTRING AND INSPECT STATEMENTS
9.1. STRING STATEMENT 9.2. UNSTRING STATEMENT 9.3. INSPECT STATEMENT 9.4. DECLARATIVES

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10. SORT AND MERGE STATEMENTS 11. INTRINSIC FUNCTIONS
11.1. Number Handling 11.2. Date / Time 11.3. Finance 11.4. Mathematics & Statistics

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12. COMPILER OPTIONS 13. APPENDIX
13.1. ERROR CODES 13.2. EXERCISES 13.2.1. BASIC PROBLEM SOLVING 13.2.2. REPORT PREPARATION 13.2.3. ARRAY HANDLING 13.2.4. FILE HANDLING 13.3. JCL

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COBOL Training 1.com Page 5 date:16.  Submit jobs to Compile and Link-edit COBOL source codes.mainframe230. OBJECTIVES The main objective after the completion of this course.  Write COBOL programs which uses VSAM or Non VSAM files. www.blogspot. is that the students should be able to:  Understand the standard format of the COBOL program.  Write programs using modular design techniques.05.2010 .

com Page 6 date:16.  Word is made up of one or more characters.this ANSI standard incorporated structured programming techniques COBOL .first COBOL standard set by American National Standards Institute (ANSI)  1974 . standardized  1985 .COBOL Training 2.wide variations in COBOL compilers  1968 .1.05. A Procedure is a module having its own functionality.second ANSI standard to make COBOL more efficient. computer manufacturers Standard Versions of COBOL  1960s . A Problem may be segmented into multiple sub-functionalities.  Character is the lowest component.  Clause consists of word and characters. INTRODUCTION TO COBOL COBOL => COMMON BUSINESS ORIENTED LANGUAGE Cobol can be referred to as:  High-Level Programming language oriented towards business applications.Some Characteristics  COBOL is self-documenting  COBOL is simple  COBOL is non-proprietary (portable)  COBOL is Maintainable 2. It specifies an attribute for an entry  Statement is syntactically valid combination of words and clauses www.blogspot.mainframe230. business.2010 .  A procedure oriented language.  Problem Oriented and Machine independent History of COBOL  Developed in 1959 as standard language to meet needs of business  Committee to develop language convened by Department of Defense  Included representatives from academia. Each sub-functionality is written as a Paragraph in Procedure Division and executed in a logical sequence as mentioned. LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTION  COBOL is like an English language.

-. section and paragraph-names must all begin in Area A and end with a period. comment or starting of a new page COBOL program statements Remarks / (slash) forces page break when printing source listing ..).mainframe230.COBOL Training  Sentence is a sequence of one or more statements terminated by period  Paragraph consists of one or more sentences  Section consists of one or more paragraphs  Division consists of one or more paragraphs or sections  Program is made up of divisions 2.3.(.6 7 8 . COBOL CODING FORM Columns 1.= $. DIGITS LETTERS SPACE/BLANK CHARACTER SPECIAL SYMBOLS 2. Reserved words  Words that are having specific meaning to the compiler. COBOL WORDS User defined words  Words declared by programmer to coin identifiers.05.columns 12 to 72 Division.. COBOL CHARACTER SET Set of 51 characters 0. file names and section names.<.blogspot..com Page 7 date:16.*.>. Column 7 * (asterisk) designates entire line as comment www.72 73-80  Sequence numbers identifying pages or lines of a program Continuation.Z b +.. 2.4.2010 ..(dash) to indicate continuation of nonnumeric literal  Columns 8-72 divided into two areas Area A .columns 8 to 11 Area B .2. paragraph names.“./...9 A.

5.com Page 8 date:16.blogspot.05. DIVISIONS OF COBOL Every COBOL program contains up to four separate divisions in the following order:     IDENTIFICATION DIVISION ENVIRONMENT DIVISION DATA DIVISION PROCEDURE DIVISION www.COBOL Training 2.2010 .mainframe230.

Provides documentation about program.com Page 9 date:16.COMMENT ENTRY. Identifies program name to operating system. Security here does not pertain to the operating system security. For example. IDENTIFICATION DIVISION The Identification Division is:        Paragraph ‘PROGRAM-ID’ followed by a user-defined name is compulsory. PROGRAM-ID. INSTALLATION. First division of a Cobol program.blogspot. SECURITY. Should begin in Area A. it is 8 characters. in the case of IBM COBOL. www. Length of PROGRAM-ID differs from compiler to compiler. DATE-COMPILED. SYNTAX OF IDENTIFICATION DIVISION IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.mainframe230. but the information that is passed to the user of the program about the Security features of the program.COMMENT ENTRY.COMMENT ENTRY. Other paragraphs are optional but essential for documentation.05.COMMENT ENTRY. DATE-WRITTEN.2010 .1. PROGRAM NAME.COMMENT ENTRY.COBOL Training 3. AUTHOR. 3.

COBOL Training 4.1.1.05. ‘ are to be interchanged in the PIC clause. 4. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION       It is a machine dependent division. such as.1. object-computer. 4. etc. PERCENTAGE-SIGN IS 38. The program collating sequence can also be specified in this paragraph for SORTING and STRING COMPARISON.blogspot. www. peripheral devices. We can change it to ASCII. symbolic-names and classes defined by programmer.3. CONFIGURATION SECTION   Mentions the name of the source-computer. SPECIAL-NAMES       Specifies collating sequence. The paragraphs of configuration section are SOURCE-COMPUTER. CONFIGURATION and INPUT-OUTPUT. We can also specify symbolic characters. OBJECT-COMPUTER. and SPECIAL-NAMES. or any other order if we define SPECIAL-NAMES. Maps IBM specified environment names to user defined mnemonic names. ‘ and ‘ . Substitutes character for currency sign. It can also include the debug Declaratives in PROCEDURE DIVISION.1. By default.1. 4. Regardless of the number of entries in this paragraph. Contains two sections namely. OBJECT COMPUTER   Used to specify the target system. EBCDIC code is followed in MVS.2010 . Describes the computer used. The Division itself is optional but for file handling it is essential. there should be only one period at the end. Indicates that ‘ . SOURCE-COMPUTER   Used to specify the name of the Source Computer compiling the COBOL program. The “With Debugging Mode” option can be mentioned to enable the Compiler to include all the lines with ‘D’ in the 7th column as syntax (Otherwise it is taken as comment).mainframe230. special-names.com Page 10 date:16.2. Should begin in Area A. 4. Division is terminated by a period.

SPECIAL-NAMES. A343. Consists of two paragraphs FILE-CONTROL and I-O CONTROL. AUTHOR. Specifies when check points are to be taken. I-O CONTROL     Optional Paragraph. The key word I-O control must begin in Area A.2.COBOL Training 4. Specifies the storage areas to be shared by different files.    SELECT clause must appear first Other clauses may appear in any order Each clause must start in Area B 4. 4. OBJECT-COMPUTER. Example: IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. IBM-390 WITH DEBUGGING MODE. SOURCE-COMPUTER.mainframe230.com Page 11 date:16.1. INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION   Contains information regarding files to be used in the program.05. Physical dataset is assigned in DD statement of JCL at execution time. PROGRAM-ID.2. CONFIGURATION SECTION. Three formats for the FILE-CONTROL paragraph are:    Sequential file entries Indexed file entries Relative file entries Coding rules for FILE-CONTROL paragraph.blogspot.2010 . IBM-390 PROGRAM COLLATING SEQUENCE IS A01. FILE-CONTROL Associates each file used in a COBOL program with an external ddname. ALPHABET A01 IS "A" ALSO "a" "B" ALSO "b" ALPHABET A IS STANDARD-1 SYSIN IS PROGIN CURRENCY IS "@" DECIMAL-POINT IS COMMA. FILE-CONTROL SELECT OUTFILE ASSIGN TO DD1 ORGANIZATION IS SEQUENTIAL ACCESS MODE SEQUENTIAL www. EDS001.2.2.

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Used if labels stored in file www. File Description clauses LABEL RECORDS clause .  The three sections of this division are: FILE SECTION  Describes Record Structure of Files Succeeds file section Used for intermediate storage Common practice to group related items together. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION    LINKAGE SECTION  FILE SECTION File Description Entries   Each file described with an FD (File Descriptor) sentence One FD for each SELECT statement in ENVIRONMENT DIVISION Syntax: FD file-name RECORD IS LABEL RECORDS ARE STANDARD OMITTED RECORD CONTAINS integer-1 CHARACTERS BLOCK CONTAINS integer-2 RECORDS.COBOL Training 5.com Page 13 date:16. DATA DIVISION Data division is used to define data needed to be accessed by the program.blogspot.  Describes input and output format of data in files.05.mainframe230. Defines any constants and work areas.2010 . Describes data made available from another program.

1. MOVE SPACES TO WS-REC. LITERALS AND FIGURATIVE CONSTANTS     Literal is a constant representing a number or Non number (Alpha numeric) like 45.COBOL Training BLOCKS CONTAINS clause .mainframe230. 5.  Literals are classified in to NUMERIC and NON-NUMERIC literals. NUMERIC LITERAL  Must contain at least one digit www.2010 .blogspot. ends with period All items must be defined at 01 level or in entries subordinate to 01 level entry Rules for user-defined data-names apply Elementary items: • • Must include PICTURE clause May be assigned initial value with VALUE clause 5.1. Figurative constants are used in the program as such for better readability as.1.Indicates blocking factor for disk files Both labels and blocking usually handled by operating systems so clauses will be omitted RECORD CONTAINS clause . Literals are storable in a memory Location having a user defined name called Data Name or Identifier or Variable or Field Figurative Constant is a COBOL RESERVED WORD representing frequently used constants like ZEROS / SPACES.com Page 14 date:16.3 / ‘MANAGER’.Indicates size of each record (Optional but recommended since it provides check on record size) Defining a Record Each FD followed by record description entries for the file Record-name defined at the 01 level -Considered highest level of data Fields within a record defined at subordinate level with level numbers from 02 to 49    Example: 01 Employee-Rec-In. 05 Name-In … 05 Annual-Salary-In … 05 Job-Description-In … WORKING-STORAGE SECTION      Follows FILE SECTION Starts in Area A.05.

and identifies special-purpose data entries.Sign.blogspot. Here ‘EDS’ is an alphanumeric constant assigned in identifier COMPANY-NAME.COBOL Training     + or . or a condition-name entry.1.2.2. NON-NUMERIC LITERAL     May consist of any character in the character set Must be enclosed in quotes A numeric literal in quotes is non-numeric Maximum length of 120 chars 05 COMPANY-NAME PIC X(3) VALUE ‘EDS’.1. or from one of the special level-numbers. 05 TOTAL-MARK PIC 9(3) VALUE 100. It may be available in the FILE SECTION/ WORKING-STORAGE SECTION/ LINKAGE SECTION.05. LIST OF FIGURATIVE CONSTANTS ZERO / ZEROES / ZEROS QUOTE / QUOTES SPACE / SPACES ONE OR MORE ZEROS ONE OR MORE “ ONE OR MORE SPACE X’FF’ FOR EBCDIC LOW-VALUE / LOW-VALUES LOWEST VALUE IN COLLATING SEQUENCE ALL literal ONE or MORE OCCURENCES OF literal HIGH-VALUE / HIGH-VALUES HIGHEST VALUE IN COLLATING SEQUENCE 5. a renamed or redefined item.2. A level-number begins a data description entry. Here 100 is a numeric constant assigned in identifier TOTAL-MARK.2010 . 5.  www. The level-number specifies the hierarchy of data within a record. if used must be the left-most character Not more than one decimal point Decimal may not be the right most character Maximum of 18 digits. 66. or 88.3.com Page 15 date:16.1. 77.mainframe230. 5. A record structure is a structure of all the fields of a record. DATA DESCRIPTION The general format of the data description is  Level-number data-name / FILLER clauses 5. LEVEL NUMBERS    A Record is a Collection of all the fields pertaining to an Item/person/Transaction. A level-number has a value taken from the set of integers between 1 and 49.

02 EMP-NO 02 EMP-NAME. 03 FIRST-NAME 03 INITIAL-1 03 INITIAL-2 03 INITIAL-3 5. 88 Identifies any condition name that is associated with a particular value of conditional variable Level Number 01 can appear as a Group Level Number as well as Elementary data item level number.. 77 Identifies independent elementary data item. . COMPANY. 05 DN─3. 05 DN─1..mainframe230..   A level .blogspot.2. A(30).1. Example 01 77 01 TOTAL WS-FLAG PIC PIC 9(5). 02 LOADDATA-EOF-SWITCH 88 LOADDATA-EOF PIC X(1) VALUE "N". It must begin in Area A..   01 EMPLOYEE-REC. 05 DN─4. 02-49 These level numbers specify group and elementary items within a record. Only special Character allowed is – ( Hyphen) but should not be at the Beginning or End Examples of data names EMPLOYEE-NAME . VALUE "Y". WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. DATA NAMES       Identifier name/ Data name should not exceed 30 Characters.. 05 DN─2. . SPECIAL LEVEL NUMBERS 66 Identifies items that contain the RENAMES clause. PIC A. PIC A. 5. XX. DN─6 RENAMES DN─1 THROUGH DN─3.com Page 16 date:16.2010 . .1.2... . │<───────────────RECORD─I───────────────>│ ┌──────┬──────────┬───────────┬──────────┐ │ DN─1 │ DN─2 │ DN─3 │ DN─4 │ └──────┴──────────┴───────────┴──────────┘ │<───────────DN─6────────────>│ 66 RECORD─I. 01 SWITCHES. PIC A..COBOL Training 01 This level . It can appear only as an elementary Data Item Level Number.01 entry may be either a group item or an elementary item. 0001AB. PIC PIC XXXX. They may begin in Area A or B Group Level Data Names Will not have Picture Clause. There should be at least one Alphabet anywhere in the name.number specifies the record itself.2. 999-EMPLOYEE-RECORD Data name must be unique within a Record www.05.

COBOL Training  If ‘Name’ is duplicated across Records. 98-6 8. Time out www. • DISPLAY BALANCE OF STOCK-RECORD  Here balance is an identifier declared in Stock-record.blogspot.2010 . My-Section 5. Section 4.mainframe230.05. Last--Name 7.Date-Of-Birth 2.com Page 17 date:16. Identify the valid data-names 1. Amount$Out 3. -First-Name 6. it has to be qualified as Identifier-name of Record Name.

VALUE SPACES. 5. 9(04) . VALUE SPACES.) (Defines 4 Numeric digits) X REMARK Used for arithmetic operations Assumed Decimal Point Data item is Signed Position of Assumed decimal point when the point lies outside the data item Data Item contains only a Letter Or Space Blank insertion character Data item contains any allowable character from the COBOL character set. Specified for every elementary item Format of Picture Clause.3.2.2. This Data name is used wherever there is fixed information like SPACES Or Headings Are stored. 5. 9(05) . www. alphabetic. PICTURE CLAUSE Describes the class (numeric. CLAUSE A Clause specifies certain characteristics of the data item being described.05. alphanumeric. X(10) VALUE SPACES.COBOL Training 5. The detail of each Clause is explained below.3. sign(signed/unsigned). X(10) 9(6). we name it as FILLER or F.1. 05 05 05 05 05 05 05 05 FILLER NAME FILLER BASIC FILLER DA FILLER GROSS PIC PIC PIC PIC PIC PIC PIC PIC X(10) X(30) .2010 . X(10) VALUE SPACES.mainframe230. TYPE Numeric CHARACTER STRING 9 V S P Alphabetic A B Alpha Numeric Examples VAR1 PIC A(04) VAR2 PIC 9(4) (Defines 4 alphabetic characters. edited numeric).blogspot.com Page 18 date:16. Example 01 Detail-record.2. decimal point location and size characteristics of a data item.2.1. FILLER Whenever there is no need for specific reference to fields in a record structure.

3 EDIT TYPES .NUMERIC DATA Z * $ + CR DB ZERO SUPPRESSION ASTERISK CURRENCY SIGN MINUS SIGN PLUS SIGN CREDIT DEBIT SIGN PERIOD( .456 bbbb.2. Displaying the number as 77.ALPHANUMERIC BLANK.blogspot. ) COMMA( .Z99 ZZZZ.ALPHABETIC Used To Insert Blank within Alphabetic Characters. ) BLANK( ‘B‘ ) ZERO( 0 ) SLASH( / ) BLANK WHEN ZERO (Inserts blanks when data value is zero) 5. EDITED PICTURE CLAUSES Used to display Numeric and other data in the human readable form.05 b$342.419.05.1.2.50 EDITED VALUE b3840 * * 052 $**985 -b4652 -382 +382 0382b2. EDIT TYPES . ZERO and SLASH INSERTION PIC OF THE FIELD ZZZV99 * * 999 $ * *999 -ZZZV99 +999 +999 9999+ ZZ.2.4.1.ZZ $$$$9.56 is easier to read instead of 7741958. 5.1.2010 .mainframe230.3. /* displays xy abc */ MOVE “xyabc” TO VAR1 DISPLAY VAR1 5.3.COBOL Training 5.2.1.3.00 00b00b46 04560 000/032/54 www. Example: 10 VAR1 PIC A(2)BBBA(3).99 BLANK WHEN ZERO 25 bb2.3.1.2.com Page 19 date:16.99 99B99B99 09990 999/999/99 NUMERIC VALUE 38^4 00052 985 -46^52 -382 382 -382 2456 5 342 46 456 3254 BLANK WHEN ZERO ZZZ. EDIT TYPES .

COMPUTATIONAL(COMP) USAGE   Maintained in binary Only integral numbers www. +.mainframe230.com Page 20 date:16. Non-Numeric(in Quotes) or Figurative Constant Not for items whose size is variable Value of item should not exceed picture size Consistent with class of PIC clause Examples 01 WS-REC. VALUE ZERO. Z. EDIT COMBINATION +.2.2.   DISPLAY COMPUTATIONAL SYNTAX USAGE IS [DISPLAY ] [COMPUTATIONAL] [COMP-1] [COMP-2] [COMP-3] 5.99 BLANK WHEN ZERO 0 bbbbbb 5.2.3.05. 05 WS-NAME 05 FILLER 01 01 WS-NUM1 WS-CHAR2 PIC X(30) PIC X(20) PIC 9(5) PIC X(5) VALUE ‘ABC VALUE ZERO.1. DB Are Mutually Exclusive $. Are Mutually Exclusive 5.blogspot.3.3. VALUE CLAUSE Assigns initial value to a data item VALUE IS literal Literal can be Numeric.‘.1.2.2. -.2. -. Each character of the data is represented in one byte . The number of bytes required is equal to the size of the item.**) V and . DISPLAY USAGE.3. * Are Mutually Exclusive. DISPLAY is the default usage 5. USAGE CLAUSE Specifies how a data item is represented internally.COBOL Training 999. VALUE ALL ‘ .3.5.3.2010 . COMPANY ‘.2. CR.3. $ can appear at first place and * as Floating($****.3. 5.

COMP-2 USAGE.05. Internally stored as 00010010 1 10 2 A is stored as 00000000 (Extra Byte) 5.com Page 21 date:16.     One word in floating point form The number is represented in hexadecimal The picture clause cannot be specified Suitable for arithmetic operations WS-NUM USAGE COMP-1.2.mainframe230.3.2010 . 0010 0011 1111 VALUE 123.      EXAMPLE FOR USAGE COMP . COMP-1 USAGE .NUM PIC S9(004) USAGE COMP. it can be stored either in half word or full word Should be numeric only NUMBER OF digits IN PIC 1 TO 4 5 TO 9 10 TO 18 LENGTH OF ITEM IN BYTES 2 4 8 01 WS .COBOL Training   Depending on the size of the data item.4.   Same as COMP 1 except that data is represented internally in two words Increases the precision of the data Internal Representation In Packed Decimal Form Each digit and sign occupy 1/2 a byte The Hexadecimal number C or F denotes a positive sign The Hexadecimal number D denotes a negative sign Maximum precision is 18 COMP-3 USAGE.3 10 A PIC 0011 3 PIC 0001 S9(3) USAGE COMP-3 1111 F S9(04) USAGE COMP-3 VALUE 123. SIGN CLAUSE   [SIGN IS] [LEADING] [SEPARATE CHAR ] [TRAILING] Specifies the position and mode of representation of sign www.blogspot.

2010 .6.mainframe230. OCCURS CLAUSE There may be a need to keep a table of values in the memory for calculations. X(40). Redefines clause must immediately follow <data-item-1> Level nos of <data-item-1> and <data-item-2> must be identical and not 66 or 88. X(5).2. Example 01 01 WS-TABLE. X(1) = 5 bytes. www. 5.2. 10 WS-NAME WS-TABLE. Y(1) = 8 bytes) Hence.3. 10 WS-REC 15 15 X Y OCCURS 10 PIC PIC TIMES.REC (1) = 13 BYTES (i. We use OCCURS clause to allocate physically contiguous memory locations to store the table values and access them with subscripts. 5. 05 NAME-ADD. REDEFINES CLAUSE This clause allows the same area of memory to be referenced by more than one data-name with different formats and sizes. NAME-ADD.5. D-TYPE-1 05 CARD-CODE PIC 9.05. Example: FD 01 CARDIN.COBOL Training     Only for numeric elementary items Picture string should contain ‘S’ Usage should be DISPLAY Default is TRAILING without separate character EXAMPLE PIC S9(3) S9(3) VALUE -243 -243 SIGN LEADING TRAILING REPRESENTATION K 4 3 2 4 L 5.Explicit Use OF REDEFINES REDEFINES must be used for re-mapping record areas outside the FILE-SECTION.com Page 22 date:16.blogspot. 10 such group items (WS-REC) are allocated memory space contiguously.no > <Data-item-1> REDEFINES <Data-item-2>. SYNTAX AND RULES < Lvl. X(8).6.e. or within the FILESECTION if a part of a record is to be remapped.1.2.3. 10 NAME PIC 10 ADD-LN-1 PIC 05 NAME-DD REDEFINES X(20).3. OCCURS 10 TIMES PIC X(20). WS .

2.mainframe230.COBOL Training 10 ADD-LN-2 PIC X(60).2.7. <data-name-2> may not have an OCCURS clause.3. 5. 5. Example would be a PIC X(5) field to a PIC X(20) 5. JUSTIFIED CLAUSE Overrides standard positioning rules for a receiving stem of the alphabetic or alphanumeric categories.blogspot.2.2. W-CHAR-123 THRU W-CHAR-56.4. 5. The question of justification comes only when you move a smaller data item to a larger data item. W-CHAR-123 THRU W-CHAR-4.3. Justified clause does not alter initial settings as determined by the value clause Justified clause must not be specified with level 66(RENAMES) and level 88(condition-names) clauses.1 > and <data-item-2> Value clauses are allowed only in condition names in a redefined data-item.3. At 01 level.2010 .05.6. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF REDEFINES Redefinition ceases whenever a level number is less than or equal to that of <data-item-1> or <data-item2> Multiple redefinition’s of the same area is possible provided there are no new storage areas defined in between < data-item . RENAMES RENAMES RENAMES 66 66 66 W-CHAR-123. RENAMES Regrouping of elementary data items in a Record. 01 WS-CHAR PIC Default is left justified X(05) JUSTIFIED RIGHT.com Page 23 date:16. O THRU 20 21 THRU 99 88 C-PERSON-MINOR 88 C-PERSON-ADULT 01 W-PERSON-AGE www. 01 W-RESPONSE 05 W-CHAR-123 05 W-CHAR-4 05 W-CHAR-56 ADD-RESPONSE VIEW-RESPONSES DELETE-RESPONSE PIC XXX. PIC X. CONDITION NAMES   Allow users to assign acceptable values for data names Are used as an abbreviation for condition checking PIC VALUE VALUE 9(02). OCCURS and REDEFINES cannot be combined.2.8. PIC XX.

that starts where the division name is encountered and ends with the beginning of the next division or with the end of the program text. Example: SUBTRACT Tax FROM GrossPay GIVING NetPay www.mainframe230.com Page 24 date:16.COBOL Training 6. A paragraph begins with the paragraph name and ends with the next paragraph or section name or the end of the program text. Section: A section is a block of code usually containing one or more paragraphs. PROGRAM-ID. A statement consists of a COBOL verb and an operand or operands. FILE SECTION.05. Sentences and statements: A sentence consists of one or more statements and is terminated by a period. A section begins with the section name and ends where the next section name is encountered or where the program text ends. Paragraphs: A paragraph is a block of code made up of one or more sentences. PROCEDURE DIVISION    Last division in a COBOL program Contains statements which specify the operations to be performed Contains the following structure Division: A division is a block of code.blogspot. usually containing one or more sections. Example: MOVE .76 TO ProductCost COMPUTE VatAmount = ProductCost * VatRate.2010 .21 TO VatRate MOVE 1235. Example: SelectUnpaidBills SECTION. Example: PrintFinalTotals.

mainframe230. COMPUTE. www. Example with ADD ADD 1 TO TWODIGITYEAR ON SIZE ERROR PERFORM CENTURYWINDOWOVERFLOW END-ADD Implicit Scope Terminator At the end of any sentence.COBOL Training PROCEDURE DIVISION GUIDELINES:        Paragraph names and section names should start in Area A Statements and sentences should start in Area B Section names and paragraph names are user-defined Section names must be unique and must be different from paragraph names Section names should be followed by a space and the word SECTION with a period at the end Paragraph names must be unique within a section If paragraph name is duplicated across sections... EXIT.. beginning with a compiler directing verb. This includes statements which contain conditional expression (like IF statement) and imperative statements (like ADD) Examples END-ADD. STATEMENTS IN PROCEDURE DIVISION Procedure division statements can be broadly classified as   Imperative Statements Statement which directs the program to take a specific action during execution Examples MOVE.05. Copy Explicit Scope Terminator An EXPLICIT SCOPE TERMINATOR terminates the scope of conditional statements. END-DELETE.blogspot.1.   Examples: Conditional Statements A conditional statement specifies that the truth value of a condition is to be determined. ADD. END-COMPUTE. IF . it has to be qualified as paragraph-name { of / in } section name 6.. an IMPLICIT SCOPE TERMINATOR is a separator period that terminates the scope of all previous statements not yet terminated. Example : Use. ADD. END-MULTIPLY .. END-IF.NOT ON SIZE ERROR COMPUTE. ADD..NOT ON SIZE ERROR Compiler Directives A Compiler-Directing Statement is a statement.ON SIZE ERROR.com Page 25 date:16. END-READ. GOTO. and that the subsequent action of the object program is dependent on this truth value.2010 ..ON SIZE ERROR. END-EVALUATE.. END-CALL. EVALUATE . END-SUBTRACT. that causes the compiler to take a specific action during compilation.

the unused positions will be filled with spaces. 6. the Data Movement is called as Alphanumeric.2.com Page 26 date:16.2.1.1. truncation can take place at either ends or at both ends. it is called A Group Move www. a warning to that effect is issued by the compiler. GROUP MOVES When at Least One Of The Fields is a Group item. the unused positions will be filled with zeros.2. Value of the sending field remains unaltered after the statement execution.1.2..blogspot.1. truncation occurs from the right and the compiler gives a warning to that effect If the receiving field is larger than the field. one or more receiving fields. alphanumeric or alphanumeric edited.mainframe230.2.3. If the significant integral positions are likely to be lost. which is called as ‘ space fill ‘ A defined as PIC 9999 B defined as PIC ZZZ9 MOVE 15 TO A. In the case of alphanumeric data transfer.. ALPHANUMERIC DATA TRANSFER     When both the sending and receiving fields are alphabetic. NUMERIC DATA TRANSFER RULES       When sending field is numeric or numeric-edited. the Data Movement is called Numeric. 6. MOVE A TO B Examples: After execution A will contain 0015 and B will contain bb15. the decimal point is assumed to be at the right of the rightmost digit. MOVE To move data into a place in memory.2. DATA MOVEMENT RULES   Only one sending field.4. Format. 6.COBOL Training 6. If the decimal point is not explicitly indicated. If the receiving field is larger than the sending field.05. 6. receiving area is filled from left to right.2. DATA MOVEMENT 6. The dominant factor in the numeric data transfer is the alignment of decimal points of the two fields.1. MOVE {IDENTIFIER-1/LITERAL-1} TO IDENTIFIER-2[. When the receiving field is smaller.1.2010 .IDENTIFIER-3]. which is known as ‘ zero fill ‘. If the receiving field is not large enough to hold the data received.

XXXX.3. 05 EMP-SAL PIC 9(6).blogspot. www. 9999. 05 FILLER PIC X(5). in the left-toright order in which identifier-2 is specified.3. 05 EMP-BASIC PIC 9(5)V99.2. MOVE CORRESPONDING PAY-REC TO PRINT-REC. 01 MOVE REC-1 TO REC-2 6.com Page 27 date:16. and this sum is added to and stored in identifier-2. PIC 9(5) 05 EMP-NAME PIC X(30). 6. 05 EMP-NO PIC 9(5).1. ADD This verb is used to find the sum of two or more numbers and to store the resultant sum <──────────────────┐ <───────────────────────────┐ >>──ADD────┬─identifier-1─┬─┴──TO────identifier-2──┬─────────┬─┴─────> └─literal-1────┘ └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-ADD─┘ All identifiers or literals preceding the key word TO are added together. 05 EMP-NAME PIC X(30).2010 . 05 FILLER PIC X(5).1. 01 PRINT-REC. MOVE CORRESPONDING When the names of the corresponding data item of two groups are the same. Source and destination groups can include data names that are not common Only the fields having identical names in the two records will take part in the data movements The remaining data items in the destination group will remain unchanged Example: 01 PAY-REC.05.mainframe230. 05 05 05 REC-2 05 05 05 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 PIC PIC PIC PIC PIC PIC 9999. This process is repeated for each successive occurrence of identifier-2. 05 EMP-NO. AA.COBOL Training Example: 01 REC-1.99. ARITHMETIC VERBS 6. 05 FILLER PIC X(5). XXXX.5. AA. this statement can be used to substitute for a set of move statements MOVE CORRESPONDING IDENTIFIER-1 TO IDENTIFIER-2.

COBOL Training <──────────────────┐ >>──ADD────┬─identifier-1─┬─┴──┬────┬──┬─identifier-2─┬──────────────> └─literal-1────┘ └─TO─┘ └─literal-2────┘ <───────────────────────────┐ >──GIVING────identifier-3──┬─────────┬─┴─────────────────────────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-ADD─┘ The values of the operands preceding the word GIVING are added together.05.3. ADD CORR OLD-REC TO NEW-REC. numeric elementary items in the group referred to by first identifier are added to and stored in the corresponding elementary items of the second group. >>──ADD──┬─CORRESPONDING─┬──identifier-1──TO──identifier-2───────────> └─CORR──────────┘ >──┬─────────┬──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────> └─ROUNDED─┘ └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-ADD─┘ Elementary data items within identifier-1 are added to and stored in the corresponding elementary items within identifier-2.com Page 28 date:16. SUBTRACT <──────────────────┐ www.2. and the sum is stored as the new value of each data item referenced by identifier-3.      In the case of TO option. Example: ADD A TO B ADD A B GIVING C. In the group add.mainframe230. 6. Whereas in the case of GIVING option. the previous value of the last named operand takes part in the summation and then this value is replaced by the result.2010 .blogspot. only if they have the Same data name and same qualifiers Corresponding items can have different locations within the group and the field sizes Can also be different. the value of the last named operand does not take part in the summation and only the result is stored there. Data items in identifier-1 and identifier-2 take part in the summation.

com Page 29 date:16.2010 .05.mainframe230.blogspot. >>──SUBTRACT──┬─CORRESPONDING─┬──identifier-1──FROM──────────────────> └─CORR──────────┘ >──identifier-2──┬─────────┬─────────────────────────────────────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬──────────────┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────>< www. The result of the subtraction is stored as the new value of each data item referenced by identifier-3. <──────────────────┐ >>──SUBTRACT────┬─identifier-1─┬─┴──FROM──┬─identifier-2─┬───────────> └─literal-1────┘ └─literal-2────┘ <───────────────────────────┐ >──GIVING────identifier-3──┬─────────┬─┴─────────────────────────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬──────────────┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-SUBTRACT─┘ All identifiers or literals preceding the key word FROM are added together and this sum is subtracted from identifier-2 or literal-2. in the left-to-right order in which identifier-2 is specified.COBOL Training >>──SUBTRACT────┬─identifier-1─┬─┴──FROM─────────────────────────────> └─literal-1────┘ <───────────────────────────┐ >────identifier-2──┬─────────┬─┴─────────────────────────────────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬──────────────┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-SUBTRACT─┘ All identifiers or literals preceding the key word FROM are added together and this sum is subtracted from and stored immediately in identifier-2. This process is repeated for each successive occurrence of identifier-2.

>>──MULTIPLY──┬─identifier-1─┬──BY──┬─identifier-2─┬─────────────────> └─literal-1────┘ └─literal-2────┘ <───────────────────────────┐ >──GIVING────identifier-3──┬─────────┬─┴─────────────────────────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬──────────────┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-MULTIPLY─┘ The value of identifier-1 or literal-1 is multiplied by the value of identifier-2 or literal-2. SUBTRACT A B FROM C. Example: SUBTRACT A FROM B. the multiplication takes place in the left-to-right order in which identifier-2 is specified. The product is then stored in the data item(s) referenced by identifier-3. For each successive occurrence of identifier-2.blogspot.2010 .COBOL Training └─END-SUBTRACT─┘ Elementary data items within identifier-1 are subtracted from. SUBTRACT 10 FROM A. the product is then placed in identifier-2.05. 6.3. and the results are stored in.3. SUBTRACT A B FROM C D.com Page 30 date:16. the corresponding elementary data items within identifier-2. MULTIPLY <───────────────────────────┐ >>──MULTIPLY──┬─identifier-1─┬──BY────identifier-2──┬─────────┬─┴────> └─literal-1────┘ └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬──────────────┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-MULTIPLY─┘ The value of identifier-1 or literal-1 is multiplied by the value of identifier-2.mainframe230. Example: www.

BY B GIVING C.COBOL Training MULTIPLY A MULTIPLY A MULTIPLY A MULTIPLY 0.com Page 31 date:16.5 BY B. DIVIDE <───────────────────────────┐ >>──DIVIDE──┬─identifier-1─┬──INTO────identifier-2──┬─────────┬─┴────> └─literal-1────┘ └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-DIVIDE─┘ In Format 1.3.05. >>──DIVIDE──┬─identifier-1─┬──BY──┬─identifier-2─┬───────────────────> └─literal-1────┘ └─literal-2────┘ <───────────────────────────┐ >──GIVING────identifier-3──┬─────────┬─┴─────────────────────────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> www. and the quotient is then stored in identifier-2. the value of identifier-1 or literal-1 is divided into the value of identifier-2 or literal-2. BY B.2010 . the division takes place in the left-to-right order in which identifier-2 is specified. For each successive occurrence of identifier-2.4. 6. BY B C D.blogspot.mainframe230. The value of the quotient is stored in each data item referenced by identifier-3. >>──DIVIDE──┬─identifier-1─┬──INTO──┬─identifier-2─┬─────────────────> └─literal-1────┘ └─literal-2────┘ <───────────────────────────┐ >──GIVING────identifier-3──┬─────────┬─┴─────────────────────────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-DIVIDE─┘ In Format 2. the value of identifier-1 or literal-1 is divided into the value of identifier-2.

the value of identifier-1 or literal-1 is divided by the value of identifier-2 or literal-2. The value of the quotient is stored in identifier-3.. B GIVING C D. B GIVING C. and the value of the remainder is stored in identifier-4.blogspot. and the value of the remainder is stored in identifier-4. >>──DIVIDE──┬─identifier-1─┬──INTO──┬─identifier-2─┬─────────────────> └─literal-1────┘ └─literal-2────┘ >──GIVING──identifier-3──┬─────────┬──REMAINDER──identifier-4────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-DIVIDE─┘ In Format 4. www. Example: DIVIDE DIVIDE DIVIDE 5 A A INTO INTO BY A .COBOL Training └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-DIVIDE─┘ In Format 3.2010 . The value of the quotient is stored in each data item referenced by identifier-3. >>──DIVIDE──┬─identifier-1─┬──BY──┬─identifier-2─┬───────────────────> └─literal-1────┘ └─literal-2────┘ >──GIVING──identifier-3──┬─────────┬──REMAINDER──identifier-4────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-DIVIDE─┘ In Format 5.mainframe230.05. the value of identifier-1 or literal-1 is divided into identifier-2 or literal-2. The value of the quotient is stored in identifier-3.com Page 32 date:16. the value of identifier-1 or literal-1 is divided by identifier-2 or literal-2.

ON SIZE ERROR If after an arithmetic operation. numeric LITERALS and numeric operators. the error is called a “size error”. ROUNDED OPTION This can be used with any arithmetic verb.mainframe230.05. It will round the number to the picture clause. 6. Arithmetic expression always assumes a numeric value. the result exceeds the largest value that can be accommodated in the result field.COBOL Training DIVIDE A BY B GIVING C REMAINDER D.8. subtract. ADD A B GIVING C ROUNDED.com Page 33 date:16.3. Can be used with any arithmetic verb When a size error occurs. ARITHMETIC OPERATORS Arithmetic expression is formed with numeric operands. Arithmetic operators permitted in COBOL are: www. This phrase cannot be specified for the identifier that receives the remainder in a divide operation. multiply.2010 . When this phrase is used. the processing is not terminated and the next statement will be taken up for further execution.6. the contents of the resultant field after the operation is unpredictable. 6. The imperative statements can be delimited by END-ADD 6. the statement becomes a conditional statement.3. Example: ADD A TO B ON SIZE ERROR GO TO ERROR-PARA. COMPUTE <───────────────────────────┐ >>──COMPUTE────identifier-1──┬─────────┬─┴──┬─=───────┬──────────────> └─ROUNDED─┘ └─ EQUAL ─┘ >──arithmetic-expression─────────────────────────────────────────────> >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────> └─┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──SIZE ERROR──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬─────────────┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-COMPUTE─┘ This verb is very powerful and is used as a substitute for any of the other arithmetic verbs like add. divide. When a size error occurs.3.blogspot.5. 6.3.7..

4. www.4. DAY. Mnemonic name option is implementation dependent and has to be defined in SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph. ACCEPT Accept statement can transfer data from an input/output device.3.Tuesday. Format DISPLAY {identifier-1 literal-1} Example DISPLAY “RESULT IS :“. program is suspended until the operator enters the data.2.THE-RESULT identifier-2 .2 [upon mnemonic-name] 6. DAY-OF-WEEK.COBOL Training ** / * + => => => => => EXPONENTIATION.Monday.. 6. The time option returns eight digit [9(8)] time in HHMMSSTT format The day-of-week option returns a single digit [9(1)] value as follows: 1 . DIVISION. 2 .2010 . MISCELLANEOUS 6. literal . SUBTRACTION. The date option returns six digit [9(6)] current date in YYMMDD format.mainframe230. ADDITION. ACCEPT THIS-DATE FROM DATE.4. At the time of execution. CONTINUE The CONTINUE statement allows you to specify a no operation statement.05.4. DISPLAY Display statement is used to display data on the terminal. the data is read from the operator’s terminal. 6.1. or TIME Format: ACCEPT IDENTIFIER [ FROM mnemonic name DATE DAY TIME DAY-OF-WEEK}] When ‘FROM’ is omitted. MULTIPLICATION.blogspot. or system information contained in the specified conceptual data items DATE. 3 .com Page 34 date:16.Wednesday and so on. The day option returns five digit [9(5)] current date in YYDDD format.

DATAITEM PIC BEFORE AFTER EXECUTION EXECUTION A 9(4) 1000 0000 B A(4) LIFE bbbb C X(4) A2BC bbbb INITIALIZE B REPLACING NUMERIC DATA BY 105 REPLACING ALPHANUMERIC DATA BY “ LOVE “ REPLACING NUMERIC-EDITED DATA BY 1500. 01 WS .4. 05 C PIC X(4).4.23.REC. EXIT The EXIT statement provides a common end point for a series of paragraphs.blogspot. CONDITIONAL AND UNCONDITIONAL TRANSFER 6.1. 05 B PIC A(4).4. SIMPLE IF STATEMENT IF condition [THEN] statement-1 ELSE statement-2 END-IF. 6.4.05. 6.5.mainframe230. no action takes place 6. This statement indicates a no operation and when executed. INITIALIZE This statement is used to initialize value of either an elementary or group item.com Page 35 date:16.5. STOP RUN This verb is used to terminate the execution of the program.6.2010 . 6. www. <──────────────┐ >>──INITIALIZE────identifier-1─┴─────────────────────────────────────────────────────> >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────>< │ <─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ └─REPLACING────┬─ALPHABETIC──────────┬──┬──────┬──BY──┬─identifier-2─┬─┴─┘ ├─ALPHANUMERIC────────┤ └─DATA─┘ └─literal-1────┘ ├─NUMERIC─────────────┤ ├─ALPHANUMERIC-EDITED─┤ └─NUMERIC-EDITED──────┘ Example: INITIALIZE WS .5.COBOL Training CONTINUE indicates that no executable instruction is present. 05 A PIC 9(4).REC.

5.] [END-EVALUATE] A list of subjects and several lists of objects are associated with an Evaluate. {WHEN OBJECT-1 [ALSO OBJECT-2}. Period (. 6. Example: IF ELSE ADD AMOUNT TO TOTAL-2 END-IF.. Imperative statements corresponding to the matching WHEN will be executed.. Statement-1 and Statement-2 represents one or more COBOL statements.05..5. 6. NESTED IF Inclusion of one or more IF statements within its scope is called as Nesting.. A list of subjects is specified between the word EVALUATE and the first appearance of WHEN Subject can be an Identifier / Literal /Expression or key words True / False Each WHEN specifies a list of objects Number of subjects and number of objects should tally Subjects and their corresponding objects should be comparable WHEN phrases are taken up for a “ match “ in the order they appear.2010 .e. IF condition-1 [THEN] IF condition-2 [THEN ] statement-1 ELSE statement-2 END-IF END-IF. AMOUNT > 5000 THEN ADD AMOUNT TO TOTAL-1 NEXT SENTENCE will be used to make either the THEN or ELSE part dummy..) is placed only at the end of the IF structure. If the condition is found to be FALSE. EVALUATE STATEMENT Used for decisions and can be used when many branches are there Can be used as a substitute for nested if“s EVALUATE SUBJECT-1 [ALSO SUBJECT-2]. i.2.com Page 36 date:16.. Statement-1 represents one or more COBOL statements If the condition is found to be true. www.mainframe230. the statements represented in the THEN part will be executed.blogspot. Indent nested ‘if‘ s properly to improve readability and maintainability. WHEN OTHER phrase is selected only if none of the previous WHEN phrases are selected.} [WHEN OTHER {IMPERATIVE-STATEMENT-2}. the statements represented in the ELSE part will be executed After execution of this statement control will be implicitly transferred to the next sentence following the IF statement.3. The most inclusive IF statement must have terminating period.COBOL Training The condition can be any one of the conditions mentioned before. after the connective END-IF.

There is no any comparison being made by the system before branching off .mainframe230. www. elementary item. non-numeric values. GO TO STATEMENT >>──GO──┬────┬──procedure-name-1────────────────────────────────────>< └─TO─┘ It is an unconditional transferring control to the specified paragraph . 6.COBOL Training Objects can be Numeric value . Depending on whether the value of the identifier is 1. Non-numeric value. the said go to is ineffective and the control is transferred to the next statement. GO TO PROCEDURE-NAME-1 [ . OR 6 OR 9 OR 11 TO NO .. procedure-name-2. . GO TO WITH DEPENDING This verb is used to conditionally transfer the control to elsewhere in the program.com Page 37 date:16. the control is transferred to procedurename-1.2010 .DAYS Range of Numeric values. keywords Example1: EVALUATE TRUE WHEN MONTH = 4 MOVE 30 WHEN MONTH = 2 MOVE 28 WHEN OTHER MOVE 31 END-EVALUATE. .OF . PROCEDURE-NAME-N DEPENDING ON identifier The statement transfers control to one of the procedures named in the statement depending on the value of the identifier The identifier specified in the statement must be a numeric. integral. n . Conditional Values. 2 .blogspot.OF .2 .DAYS TO NO .5. .05. Range of Example: EVALUATE PRODUCT-TYPE ALSO CUSTOMER-TYPE WHEN 1 ALSO ANY MOVE 0 TO COMMISSION WHEN 2 ALSO 1 THRU 5 MOVE 10 TO COMMISSION WHEN OTHER MOVE 20 TO COMMISSION END-EVALUATE.4. 6. n. . procedure-name-n respectively. Note: It is advised to avoid GO TO Statements as the structured programming technique does not support unconditional transfer statements. Example GO TO DISPLAY-PARA. ..5. If the value of the identifier is anything other than the specified range of 1.DAYS TO NO . PROCEDURE-NAME-2 ].5.OF .

Before the ALTER statement is executed. ISSUE-PARA. the GO TO statement transfers control to the paragraph specified in procedure-name-2.6. however. After executing the said range. transferred to the next line after the PERFORM statement Example: www. 6.com Page 38 date:16. allowing. Subsequent executions of the modified GO TO statement(s) transfer control to procedure-name-2. ALTER The ALTER statement changes the transfer point specified in a GO TO statement.6. for example. 6.2010 . >>──ALTER────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> <────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ >────procedure-name-1──TO──┬────────────┬──procedure-name-2─┴───────>< └─PROCEED TO─┘ The ALTER statement modifies the GO TO statement in the paragraph named by procedurename-1.mainframe230. the next time control reaches the paragraph specified in procedure-name-1.6.5. which contains statements to be executed Upon execution of this statement the control is transferred to the beginning of the paragraph and executes all the statements in that paragraph till the last statement. procedure-name-1 Must name a Procedure Division paragraph that contains only one sentence: a GO TO statement without the DEPENDING ON phrase. the EVALUATE statement provides the same function as the ALTER statement and helps to ensure that your program will be well-structured. when control reaches the paragraph specified in procedure-name-1. PERFORM STATEMENTS A PERFORM statement is used to execute a group of consecutive statements specified elsewhere in the program. Para-name-1 specifies the range. The ALTER statement encourages the use of unstructured programming practices. under a paragraph. the control is implicitly. procedure-name-2 Must name a Procedure Division section or paragraph. 6. The ALTER statement acts as a program switch. After execution of the ALTER statement. ADJUSTMENT-PARA DEPENDING ON TRANSACTION-TYPE. BASIC PERFORM PERFORM PARA-name-1. one sequence of execution during initialization and another sequence during the bulk of file processing.blogspot. the GO TO statement transfers control to the paragraph specified in the GO TO statement.1.05.COBOL Training Example:GO TO RECEIPT-PARA.

blogspot.2.mainframe230. PERFORM WITH UNTIL PHRASE PERFORM para-name-1 [THRU para-name-2] UNTIL condition. those are also executed After executing the said range. 6.6. This statement executes a series of instructions in para-name-1 repeatedly till the condition becomes TRUE. PERFORM para-name-1 thru para-name-2. PERFORM WITH TIMES PHRASE PERFORM para-name-1 [THRU para-name-2] {identifier-1/ integer} TIMES. Here 000-CALC-PARA is performed 10 TIMES. Initially the condition is expected to be false. within the paragraph being performed.6.2010 . 6. the range is not executed at all Example: MOVE 1 TO I. This statement executes all the statements beginning in the para-name-1 till the last statement in the para-name-2 If there are any other paragraphs placed in between these two paragraphs.com Page 39 date:16. If the condition is true initially. This statement executes all the stmts.3. www. Example: PERFORM READ-RTN 10 TIMES. the control is implicitly. transferred to the next line after the PERFORM statement Example: PERFORM BEGIN-PARA THRU END-PARA. in READ-RTN 10 times without testing any condition. -ADD 1 TO I. This is a looping statement that executes the specified range of statements a fixed no. PERFORM 000-CALC-PARA UNTIL I>10 000-CALC-PARA. PERFORM 1000-ACCEPT-PARA. of times.05. The condition should be made true.COBOL Training 100-MAIN-PARA. PERFORM 2000-COMPUTE-PARA.

PERFORM WITH VARYING PHRASE ┌─── Format 4 ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ │ │ >>──PERFORM────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> │ │ │ │ >──┬─procedure-name-1──┬───────────────────────────────┬──┤ phrase 1 ├──┬──────────────┬─┬────>< │ │ │ └─┬─THROUGH─┬──procedure-name-2─┘ └─┤ phrase 2 ├─┘ │ │ │ │ └─THRU────┘ │ │ │ │ (1) │ │ │ └─┤ phrase 1 ├──imperative-statement-1─────END-PERFORM────────────────────────────────┘ │ │ │ │ phrase 1: │ │ ├──┬────────────────────────────┬──VARYING──┬─identifier-2─┬──FROM──┬─identifier-3─┬──BY───────> │ │ └─┬──────┬──TEST──┬─BEFORE─┬─┘ └─index-name-1─┘ ├─index-name-2─┤ │ │ └─WITH─┘ └─AFTER──┘ └─literal-1────┘ │ │ │ │ >──┬─identifier-4─┬──UNTIL──condition-1────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤ │ │ └─literal-2────┘ │ │ │ │ phrase 2: │ │ <───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ │ ├────AFTER──┬─identifier-5─┬──FROM──┬─identifier-6─┬──┤ phrase 3 ├─┴───────────────────────────┤ │ │ └─index-name-3─┘ ├─index-name-4─┤ │ │ └─literal-3────┘ │ │ │ │ phrase 3: │ │ ├──BY──┬─identifier-7─┬──UNTIL──condition-2────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤ │ │ └─literal-4────┘ │ │ │ │ Note: │ │ (1) Imperative-statement-1 is optional as an IBM extension. │ │ │ └──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ This is also a looping statement which executes imperative statement for all possible values of identifier-1 and identifier-3 until Condition-1 and Condition-2 are TRUE.blogspot.NAME CONDITION NEGATED SIMPLE CONDITION COMPOUND CONDITION www.3 2.1 3.4 6.com Page 40 date:16. The above example will take I and j vales as 1. J ) END-PERFORM.2 2.4 3.3 1.COBOL Training 6.05.2010 .1 1.4 2.2 3.7.4. CONDITIONAL EXPRESSIONS In COBOL there are various types of conditions as follows: RELATIONAL CONDITION SIGN CONDITION CLASS CONDITION CONDITION .1 2.2 1.mainframe230.6. Example: PERFORM VARYING I FROM 1 BY 1 UNTIL I > 3 AFTER J FROM 1 BY 1 UNTIL J > 4 Display SALE ( I .3 3.

The Possible SIGN conditions are POSITIVE / NEGATIVE / ZERO. www. literal. 6. VALUE IS 0.4.05. Alphabetic-lower. or index-name. A non-numeric literal can be enclosed in parentheses within a relation condition. or contains only the characters in the set of characters specified by the CLASS clause as defined in the SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph of the Environment Division. arithmetic expression. Condition names are not memory locations but names assigned to data ranges . or equal to zero.COBOL Training 6. The relational operators are < <= > >= NOT GREATER THAN / LESSER THAN / EQUAL TO IF A > B DISPLAY “ A IS GREATER THAN B “ ELSE DISPLAY “ A IS LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO B “ END-IF.7.2010 .2. Example: IF CURR-STOCK-ISS-QTY IS NEGATIVE DISPLAY “ ISSUE CANNOT BE MADE” GO TO NO-STOCK-PARA END-IF. either of which can be an identifier. alphabetic-upper.7. SIGN CONDITION The sign condition determines whether or not the algebraic value of a numeric operand is greater than.blogspot.7. less than.3.7.mainframe230. Example: 01 WS-MARITAL-STATUS 88 SINGLE PIC 9. CONDITION-NAME CONDITION A condition-name condition tests a conditional variable to determine whether its value is equal to any value(s) associated with the condition-name. The possible CLASS Conditions are ALPHABETIC / NUMERIC / ALPHANUMERIC Example: IF A IS NUMERIC ADD 1 TO A ELSE DISPLAY “ NON . CLASS CONDITION The class condition determines whether the content of a data item is alphabetic.NUMERIC DATA FOR A “ GO TO ERROR-PARA END-IF. numeric.com Page 41 date:16. 6.1. Comparisons can be simplified. RELATIONAL CONDITION A relation condition compares two operands. 6.

7. The possible Compound Conditions are AND Example: IF AGE IS LESS THAN 18 AND MARRIED DISPLAY “EARLY MARRIAGE “ END-IF.05.6.COBOL Training 88 MARRIED VALUE IS 1.mainframe230. COMPOUND CONDITION Two or more conditions can be logically connected to form a compound condition. www. 6.com Page 42 date:16.7.5.2010 .blogspot. OR NOT . NEGATED SIMPLE CONDITION A simple condition is negated through the use of the logical operator NOT. IF SINGLE ADD 1 TO SINGLE-COUNT. 6. Example: IF NOT MARRIED DISPLAY “ELIGIBLE FOR RS 1000 ONLY “ END-IF.

FILE HANDLING A data file is a collection of relevant records of an application.2. deleted and updated. In this Organization  Record can be accessed in any order by key called Primary Key.com Page 43 date:16. File is organized in storage media in one of the following ways    SEQUENTIAL INDEXED RELATIVE 7. 7. DIRECT ACCESS FILES This record is best suited if there are records which can be accessed on record number basis rather than based on a field of the record.1.STEPS INVOLVED IN FILE HANDLING To handle a file the following operations are to done.05. Each record has a unique address and is identified by a relative record number (8 digits numeric character). www.mainframe230.4.DDNAME assigned for the dataset and its primary and alternate key.  Records cannot be deleted  Records can be updated 7. A record is a collection of relevant fields pertaining to an item/case/ account/transaction .blogspot. SEQUENTIAL FILES If a file organization is Sequential then  Records can be accessed in the order in which they appear in the file  Records can be appended at the end of the file but cannot be inserted.3. INDEXED FILES Indexed File Organization is to do random Processing or sequential processing. if any. Step 1.  All files handled in a program should be assigned a logical name chosen by the programmer as per the syntax similar to Cobol identifier. have to be specified in the File-Control para of Environment Division.2010 . The organization of the file .COBOL Training 7. This is specified using SELECT statement of File-Control para.  There can be more than one key called Alternate Keys to access records  Records can be inserted added. 7.

 All files described as explained above should be first opened to do read/write operations. Step4. Step3. Files can be opened for reading.Also specify as how many records are grouped as a BLOCK for Input Output Operation.COBOL Training Step2.05. appending. WRITE Record -name. 000-MAIN-PARA.4. Open statement is used to connect dataset to the Cobol program. 05 CUST-DTLS PIC X(70). These statements are coded in procedure division. SYNTAX : Step5.com Page 44 date:16. INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.mainframe230.  Describe the File with detail like record name . 05 CUST-NO PIC X(5). 01 CUSTOMER-RECORD. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. OPEN OUTPUT CUSTOMER-FILE PERFORM 100-WRITE-PARA PERFORM 200-CLOSE-PARA. Read File -name.  After read / write operations are over the file must be closed to disconnect the file from the Cobol program. FILE SECTION. writing. FD CUSTOMER-FILE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS DATA RECORD IS CUSTOMER-RECORD. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. F1. If we have to read a file READ statement is used in procedure Division. 7. PROCEDURE DIVISION. 05 CUST-DEPT PIC X(5).1. FILE-CONTROL.  SYNTAX : If we have to write in to a file WRITE command is used in procedure Division. 100-WRITE-PARA. SYNTAX : CLOSE File-name.2010 .blogspot. The record attached to the concerned file alone can be used to write into the file. DATA DIVISION. SELECT CUSTOMER-FILE ASSIGN TO ORGANIZATION IS INDEXED ACCESS MODE IS SEQUENTIAL RECORD KEY IS CUST-NO FILE STATUS IS WS-FST1. ACCEPT CUST-NO ACCEPT CUST-DEPT DD1 www.record structure in the File Section of DATA DIVISION . 01 WS-FST1 PIC X(2). EXAMPLE IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. PROGRAM-ID.

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COBOL Training 7. SELECT STATEMENT Sequential files: >>──SELECT──┬──────────┬──file-name-1──ASSIGN───┬────┬────assignment-name-1────────> └─OPTIONAL─┘ └─TO─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────────> └─┬──────────────────────┬──SEQUENTIAL─┘ └─ORGANIZATION──┬────┬─┘ └─IS─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────────────────────────> └─ACCESS──┬──────┬──┬────┬──SEQUENTIAL─┘ └─MODE─┘ └─IS─┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬─────────────────────>< └─┬──────┬──STATUS──┬────┬──data-name-1──────────────────┘ └─FILE─┘ └─IS─┘ Indexed File >>──SELECT──┬──────────┬──file-name-1──ASSIGN───┬────┬────assignment-name-1─────────────> └─OPTIONAL─┘ └─TO─┘ >──┬──────────────────────┬──INDEXED──────────────────────────> └─ORGANIZATION──┬────┬─┘ └─IS─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────┬─────────────────────────────────────────> └─ACCESS──┬──────┬──┬────┬──┬─SEQUENTIAL─┬─┘ └─MODE─┘ └─IS─┘ ├─RANDOM─────┤ └─DYNAMIC────┘ >──RECORD──┬─────┬──┬────┬──data-name-2──┬─────────────────────────────────────┬────────> └─KEY─┘ └─IS─┘ └─ PASSWORD ──┬──────┬── data-name-6 ─┘ └─ IS ─┘ <─────────────────┐ >────┬─────────────┬─┴──┬────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬──────>< └─┤ entry 1 ├─┘ └─┬──────┬──STATUS──┬────┬──data-name-1──────────────────┘ └─FILE─┘ └─IS─┘ entry 1: (3) ├──ALTERNATE RECORD─────┬─────┬──┬────┬──data-name-3──┬──────────────────────┬───────────> └─KEY─┘ └─IS─┘ └─┬──────┬──DUPLICATES─┘ └─WITH─┘ www.5.mainframe230.2010 .05.com Page 46 date:16.blogspot.

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>>──SELECT──┬──────────┬──file-name-1──ASSIGN───┬────┬────assignment-name-1─────────────> └─OPTIONAL─┘ └─TO─┘ >───┬──────────────────────┬──RELATIVE─────────────────────────> └─ORGANIZATION──┬────┬─┘ └─IS─┘ >─┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬─> └─ACCESS─┬──────┬─┬────┬─┬─SEQUENTIAL──┬───────────────────────────────────────┬─┬─┘ └─MODE─┘ └─IS─┘ │ └─RELATIVE──┬─────┬─┬────┬──data-name-4─┘ │ │ └─KEY─┘ └─IS─┘ │ └─┬─RANDOM──┬──RELATIVE──┬─────┬─┬────┬──data-name-4────┘ └─DYNAMIC─┘ └─KEY─┘ └─IS─┘ >──┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────>< └─┬──────┬──STATUS──┬────┬──data-name-1─────────────────┘ └─FILE─┘ └─IS─┘

Assignment Name ties the select statement to the DDNAME in the JCL QSAM file >>────┬─────┬──name──────────────────────────────────────>< └─S- ─┘ VSAM Sequential File >>────AS- ──name─────────────────────────────────────────>< VSAM Indexed or Relative File >>────name───────────────────────────────────────────────><

7.5.1. ORGANIZATION CLAUSE
This clause should appear in Environment division. We can choose File Organization SEQUENTIAL -This Option is to handle a PS data set or VSAM ESDS . Once the file is organized as Sequential records can be placed as first come first served basis. INDEXED - This Option is to handle a VSAM KSDS . There should be a key field to choose this operating mode. This is called primary key and is to be unique like ROLLNO, EMPLYEENO. RELATIVE - This Option is to handle a VSAM RRDS . Record Numbers are identifying the records to access.

7.5.2. ACCESS MODE CLAUSE
This clause should appear in the access mode statement of Environment division. Files can be accessed in different modes based on the type of Organization.

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COBOL Training We can choose access mode depending on the order in which we like it to be accessed. Sequential Access Mode will facilitate to access any file records in sequential order. Random Access Mode will facilitate to access a particular record of an Indexed File / Relative File by supplying the Record key before read / write operation. Dynamic Access Mode will facilitate to access a particular record or in sequential order from an Indexed File / Relative File We give below all possible access modes on organization. Seq. access Organization Sequential Relative Indexed Order of write Ascending rel rec. no Ascending key value Invalid Value of rel key Value of rel key Invalid Seq. or random Seq. or random Random access Dynamic access

7.5.3. RECORD KEY PHRASE
This Phrase is to be defined in the Environment Division and essential when the file is an Indexed File. This key is to be Unique and is to be a part of the Indexed record.

7.5.4. ALTERNATE KEY PHRASE
This Phrase is to be defined in the Environment Division when we want to access record in the order of some other Key apart from primary key. This key need not be unique but to be a part of the record.

7.6. FD ENTRY
Syntax Sequential Files
>>──FD──file-name-1─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> >──┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬────> └─BLOCK──┬──────────┬──┬───────────────┬──integer-2──┬─CHARACTERS─┬─┘ └─CONTAINS─┘ └─integer-1──TO─┘ └─RECORDS────┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───> └─RECORD──┬─┬──────────┬──integer-3──┬────────────┬────────────────┬─┘ │ └─CONTAINS─┘ └─CHARACTERS─┘ │ ├─┬──────────┬──integer-4──TO──integer-5──┬────────────┬─┤ │ └─CONTAINS─┘ └─CHARACTERS─┘ │ └─┤ clause 1 ├──┬────────────────────────────────┬───────┘ └─DEPENDING──┬────┬──data-name-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────> └─LABEL───RECORD──┬────┬─────┬─STANDARD──────────────┬─┘ └─IS─┘ └─OMITTED───────────────┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────────────────> │ <─────────────┐ │ └─DATA──┬─RECORD──┬────┬───┬────data-name-4─┴─┘ │ └─IS─┘ │ └─RECORDS──┬─────┬─┘

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└─ARE─┘ >──┬───────────────────────────────────────────┬─────────────────────────────> └─ RECORDING ──┬────────┬──┬──────┬── mode ─┘ └─ MODE ─┘ └─ IS ─┘ clause 1: ├──┬────┬──VARYING──┬────┬──┬──────┬──┬─────────────────────┬────────────────> └─IS─┘ └─IN─┘ └─SIZE─┘ └─┬──────┬──integer-6─┘ └─FROM─┘ >──┬───────────────┬──┬────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────── └─TO──integer-7─┘ └─CHARACTERS─┘

Indexed and Relative files
>>──FD──file-name-1─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> >──┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬────> └─BLOCK──┬──────────┬──┬───────────────┬──integer-2──┬─CHARACTERS─┬─┘ └─CONTAINS─┘ └─integer-1──TO─┘ └─RECORDS────┘ >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───> └─RECORD──┬─┬──────────┬──integer-3──┬────────────┬────────────────┬─┘ │ └─CONTAINS─┘ └─CHARACTERS─┘ │ ├─┬──────────┬──integer-4──TO──integer-5──┬────────────┬─┤ │ └─CONTAINS─┘ └─CHARACTERS─┘ │ └─┤ clause 1 ├──┬────────────────────────────────┬───────┘ └─DEPENDING──┬────┬──data-name-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬───────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────────────> └─LABEL──┬─RECORD──┬────┬───┬──┬─STANDARD─┬─┘ │ └─IS─┘ │ └─OMITTED──┘ └─RECORDS──┬─────┬─┘ └─ARE─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────┬──.──────────────────────>< │ <─────────────┐ │ └─DATA──┬─RECORD──┬────┬───┬────data-name-4─┴─┘ │ └─IS─┘ │ └─RECORDS──┬─────┬─┘ └─ARE─┘ clause 1: ├──┬────┬──VARYING──┬────┬──┬──────┬──┬─────────────────────┬───────────────> └─IS─┘ └─IN─┘ └─SIZE─┘ └─┬──────┬──integer-6─┘ └─FROM─┘ >──┬───────────────┬──┬────────────┬────────────────────────────────────────┤ └─TO──integer-7─┘ └─CHARACTERS─┘

7.6.1. BLOCK CONTAINS / RECORD CONTAINS PHRASE
We can specify the length of the file record in this Clause in terms of Characters this is to be specified in Data Division. We can specify the number of characters / records contains in a Block.

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7.6.2. RECORDING MODE CLAUSE
This Phrase is to be defined in the File section Data division. When the file is with Fixed length record is chosen as F. This key represents s only the record Number. RECORDING MODE [F] [V].

F => Fixed which Indicates that every record of same length Example:
FD file-name BLOCK CONTAINS 500 CHARACTERS. RECORD CONTAINS 50 CHARACTERS. DATA-RECORD IS EMP-RECORD. EMP-RECORD 01 EMPNO PIC X(6). 02 EMP-NAME PIC X(30). 02 BASIC PIC 9(5). 02 HRA PIC 9(5). 02 DA PIC 9(4).

The above record is of length 50 characters. V => Variable which Indicates that record length may vary from I1 to I2. Example:
FD BLOCK CONTAINS 320 THRU 640 CHARACTERS. RECORD CONTAINS 32 THRU 64 CHARACTERS. DATA RECORD IS MARK-RECORD. 01 MARK-RECORD 02 P1 PIC 99. 02 MARKS OCCURS 10 THRU 20 Depending P1 03 SCORE PIC 999.

The above record length is based on P1.

7.7. INPUT / OUTPUT STATEMENTS
Open statement can be used for opening the file with different mode. OPEN OUTPUT file-name connects data set to your COBOL program to write records when the file is even with out a single record.. OPEN INPUT file-name connects data set to your COBOL program to records from the first . OPEN EXTEND file-name connects data set to your COBOL program for writing new records in an existing non empty file. OPEN I-O file-name connects data set to your COBOL program for processing to do read/write /Rewrite.

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mainframe230.com Page 51 date:16.05. START . it positions the current record pointer.Establish the current location in the cluster for a READ NEXT statement >>──START──file-name-1───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> >──┬────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬────> └─KEY──┬────┬──┬─EQUAL──┬────┬────────────────────────────┬──data-name-1─┘ └─IS─┘ │ └─TO─┘ │ ├─=────────────────────────────────────────┤ ├─ LESS ──┬────────┬───────────────────────┤ │ └─ THAN ─┘ │ ├─ < ──────────────────────────────────────┤ ├─GREATER──┬──────┬────────────────────────┤ │ └─THAN─┘ │ ├─>────────────────────────────────────────┤ ├─NOT LESS──┬──────┬───────────────────────┤ │ └─THAN─┘ │ ├─NOT <────────────────────────────────────┤ ├─ NOT GREATER ──┬────────┬────────────────┤ │ └─ THAN ─┘ │ ├─ NOT > ──────────────────────────────────┤ ├─ LESS ──┬────────┬── OR EQUAL ──┬──────┬─┤ │ └─ THAN ─┘ └─ TO ─┘ │ ├─ <= ─────────────────────────────────────┤ ├─GREATER──┬──────┬──OR EQUAL──┬────┬──────┤ │ └─THAN─┘ └─TO─┘ │ └─>=───────────────────────────────────────┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────> └─INVALID──┬─────┬──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─KEY─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────────┬──┬───────────┬───────────────>< └─NOT INVALID──┬─────┬──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─END-START─┘ └─KEY─┘ START does not retrieve a record. When this command is used in an Indexed file key must be newer one always. READ Sequential Retreival >>──READ──file-name-1──┬───────────────┬──┬────────┬─────────────────> └─NEXT──────────┘ └─RECORD─┘ >──┬────────────────────┬────────────────────────────────────────────> www.blogspot.COBOL Training WRITE >>──WRITE──record-name-1──┬────────────────────┬────────────────> │ │ └─FROM──identifier-1─┘ ├──┬────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────┤ └─ INVALID ──┬───────┬── imperative-statement-1 ─┘ └─ KEY ─┘ ├──┬────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────┤ └─ NOT INVALID ──┬───────┬── imperative-statement-2 ─┘ └─ KEY ─┘ Add records to a file or load a file .2010 .

Files must be opened in I-O mode. If we have read sequentially from an Indexed file READ NEXT RECORD will retrieve records from a file in sequence REWRITE >>──REWRITE──record-name-1──┬────────────────────┬───────────────────> └─FROM──identifier-1─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────> └─INVALID──┬─────┬──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─KEY─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────> └─NOT INVALID──┬─────┬──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─KEY─┘ >──┬─────────────┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-REWRITE─┘ Used for Updating records. DELETE >>──DELETE──file-name-1──┬────────┬──────────────────────────────────> └─RECORD─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────> www.mainframe230.2010 .COBOL Training └─INTO──identifier-1─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────────────────> └─┬────┬──END──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─AT─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────┬──┬──────────┬───────>< └─NOT──┬────┬──END──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─END-READ─┘ └─AT─┘ Random Retreival >>──READ──file-name-1──┬────────┬──┬────────────────────┬────────────> └─RECORD─┘ └─INTO──identifier-1─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────────> └─KEY──┬────┬──data-name-1─┘ └─IS─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────> └─INVALID──┬─────┬──imperative-statement-3─┘ └─KEY─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────────┬──┬──────────┬───>< └─NOT INVALID──┬─────┬──imperative-statement-4─┘ └─END-READ─┘ └─KEY─┘ The READ statement is used to read a record from a file. the key field must have a value before read.blogspot. If it is used to read a sequential file it will read the next record always.com Page 52 date:16. If it used to read from an Indexed/Relative file it would read the corresponding key record.05.

blogspot.mainframe230.COBOL Training └─INVALID──┬─────┬──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─KEY─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────> └─NOT INVALID──┬─────┬──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─KEY─┘ >──┬────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-DELETE─┘ Remove records from indexed and relative files only. CLOSE Disconnect the VSAM data set from your program >>──CLOSE────file-name-1────────>< www. Not permitted for ESDS and PS files.2010 . File must be opened in I-O mode.com Page 53 date:16.05.

2010 . index which is treated like a key more May have one alternate indexes. changing their lengths in place For variable . VSAM DATA SET VSAM – Virtual Storage Access Method VSAM is high performance access method used to organize.      Key-Sequenced Data Set (KSDS) Entry-Sequenced Data Set (ESDS) Fixed-Length Relative Record Data Set (RRDS) Variable-Length RRDS (VRRDS) Linear Data Set (LDS) The Primary difference of the above types is the way in which their records are stored and retrieved. VSAM supports 5 dataset organizations.mainframe230.length RRDS. or more May not have alternate indexes A record relative record number cannot change A record’s RBA cannot change A record RBA can change Space at the end of the data Distributed free space is used for fixed length RRDS empty slots in the set is used for adding records for inserting record and data set are used for adding records. retrieve and delete datasets. distributed free space is used for adding records and changing their lengths in place A record cannot be deleted but Space given up by a deleted or Space given up by a deleted record can you can reuse its space for a shortened record is be reused record of the same length automatically reclaimed within a control interval Can have spanned records Can be reused as a work file unless it has an alternate index associated with key ranges or exceeds 123 extents per volume can have spanned records can be reused unless it has an associated with exceeds 123 volume Can be reused as a work file as a work file can be reused as work file alternate index key ranges or extents per www. COMPARISON ON VSAM DATASETS Entry .8.blogspot. catalog.sequenced Relative .sequenced Key .com Page 54 date:16. store.05.COBOL Training 7.Record Records are in order in which Records are in collating Records are in relative record number they are written sequence by key field order Access is sequential May have one alternate indexes or Access is by key through an Access is by relative record number.

8.blogspot. VSAM DATASETS AND ACCESS MODES File Organization VSAM sequential (ESDS) VSAM indexed (KSDS) VSAM Relative (RRDS) Seq.mainframe230.COBOL Training 7.1.for VSAM relative files (RRDS). Access No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Dyna.VSAM Relative File SELECT R-FILE ASSIGN TO INFILE ORGANIZATION IS RELATIVE ACCESS IS RANDOM RELATIVE KEY IS RFILE-RELATIVE-KEY FILE STATUS KEY IS FSTAT-CODE VSTAT-CODE www.2010 .for VSAM sequential files (ESDS) ORGANIZATION IS INDEXED ORGANIZATION IS RELATIVE . ORGANIZATION CLAUSE ORGANIZATION IS SEQUENTIAL . ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ENTRIES FOR VSAM FILES Example :VSAM Sequential File SELECT S-FILE ASSIGN TO AS-INFILE ORGANIZATION IS SEQUENTIAL ACCESS IS SEQUENTIAL FILE STATUS KEY IS FSTAT-CODE VSTAT-CODE Note the prefix of AS.for a VSAM ESDS file Example :VSAM Indexed File SELECT I-FILE ASSIGN TO INFILE ORGANIZATION IS INDEXED ACCESS IS DYNAMIC RECORD KEY IS IFILE-RECORD-KEY ALTERNATE RECORD KEY IS IFILE-ALTREC-KEY FILE STATUS KEY IS FSTAT-CODE VSTAT-CODE Example:.2.1.1. 7.com Page 55 date:16.8. Access Fixed Length Yes Yes Yes Variable Length Yes Yes NO 7.for VSAM indexed files (KSDS) .05.8. Access Yes Yes Yes Ran.

8.2010 .blogspot.4.com Page 56 date:16.mainframe230.COBOL Training 7.8. COBOL STATEMENTS USABLE WITH SEQUENTIAL FILES Access Mode Sequential COBOL / 370 Statement OPEN WRITE START READ REWRITE DELETE CLOSE X X X X X X X OPEN INPUT X OPEN OUTPUT X X OPEN I-O X OPEN EXTEND X X 7. COBOL STATEMENTS WITH INDEXED FILES (KSDS) AND RELATIVE (RRDS) www.05.3.

05.mainframe230.COBOL Training Access Mode Sequential COBOL/370St atement OPEN WRITE START READ REWRITE DELETE CLOSE OPEN INPUT X OPEN OUTPUT X X OPEN I-O X OPEN EXTEND X X x X x X X x X X X X Random OPEN WRITE START READ REWRITE DELETE CLOSE X X X X X X X X X X X X Dynamic OPEN WRITE START READ REWRITE DELETE CLOSE X X X X X X X X X X X X X X www.com Page 57 date:16.blogspot.2010 .

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blogspot.O READ NEXT Not Applicable WRITE REWRITE DELETE CLOSE RRDS ACCESS IS SEQUENTIAL OPEN EXTEND WRITE CLOSE OPEN I-O READ REWRITE DELETE CLOSE ACCESS IS RANDOM OPEN I-O READ WRITE REWRITE DELETE CLOSE ACCESS IS DYNAMIC Sequential processing OPEN I-O READ NEXT WRITE REWRITE DELETE CLOSE ACCESS IS DYNAMIC Random processing OPEN I .2010 .O READ NEXT WRITE REWRITE DELETE CLOSE www.8.COBOL Training 7.mainframe230. PROCEDURE DIVISION STATEMENTS TO UPDATE VSAM FILES ESDS ACCESS IS SEQUENTIAL OPEN EXTEND WRITE CLOSE OPEN I-O READ REWRITE CLOSE ACCESS IS RANDOM KSDS ACCESS IS SEQUENTIAL OPEN EXTEND WRITE CLOSE OPEN I-O READ REWRITE DELETE CLOSE ACCESS IS RANDOM OPEN I-O READ Not Applicable WRITE REWRITE DELETE CLOSE ACCESS IS DYNAMIC Sequential processing ACCESS IS DYNAMIC Sequential processing OPEN I-O READ NEXT Not Applicable WRITE REWRITE DELETE CLOSE ACCESS IS DYNAMIC Random processing ACCESS IS DYNAMIC Random processing OPEN I .com Page 59 date:16.5.05.

3.8.blogspot.file . ERROR PROCESSING FOR VSAM The end . Applications that require that each record have a key field.7.2010 . APPLICATIONS BEST SUITED TO VSAM DATASETS 7. The EXCEPTION / ERROR declarative statement can be used to trap the errors in any I/O handling. While file is read sequentially AT END CLAUSE is to be used to know whether a record is read.2. The FILE STATUS clause (file status key and VSAM return code) can be used in ENVIRONMENT DIVISION to trap standard errors in all FILE Handling The INVALID KEY phrase can be used to trap the errors while COBOL reads a record at random. 7.8. Applications that have one to one correspondence between records.COBOL Training 7. Applications that use High Level Languages which do not support RBA (Relative Byte Address) Applications that require ALTERNATE KEY to access any record .6.05.7.phrase (AT END) available. 7.7. ESDS Applications that require sequential access only. www. KSDS Applications that require that each record have a key field and require both direct and sequential access.of . RRDS Applications that require only Direct Access.com Page 60 date:16.8. Example : Payroll Processing.8. Example : BANK ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS.1.7. 7.mainframe230.8.

COBOL Training 8.blogspot. stored in library to be called when needed. No specific source code statements or options identify a COBOL program to be a main program or a subprogram. debugged. Called program may itself call yet another program.2010 .mainframe230. When the called program is completed. Edit routines Error control checks Standard calculations Summary. SUBPROGRAMS      Compiled. the program can either transfer control back to the calling program or end the run unit. The program that calls another program is referred to as the Calling program and the program it calls is referred to as the Called program (subprogram). total printing Typical subprograms include:     Advantages of Subprograms      Avoids duplication of effort Improves programmer productivity Provides greater flexibility Changes to called program can be made without modifying calling program Results in greater standardization Calling and Called Programs www.com Page 61 date:16.05.

com Page 62 date:16... ABC. .05.blogspot.. XYZ LINKAGE SECTION 01 PARAM1 PIC X(05) 01 PARAM2 PIC 9(5) PROCEDURE DIVISION USING PARAM1 PARAM2 . www.2010 .. EXIT PROGRAM.88 items Example: IDENTIFICATION DIVISION PROGRAM-ID. Value clause may not be specified for items other than level .COBOL Training 1..mainframe230. You can use GOBACK instead of EXIT PROGRAM. Subprogram Sub1 called and executed in its entirety 2.1.. Subprogram Sub2 called and executed in its entirety 4. Control returns to calling program 3. IDENTIFICATION DIVISION PROGRAM-ID. CALL XYZ USING A B STOP RUN. PROCEDURE DIVISION .. Control returns to calling program 5. 8. LINKAGE SECTION Describes data made available from another program Storage for data items within the program is not reserved because the data area exists elsewhere.

COBOL Training 8. Note that the compiler option DYNAM can change a static call to a dynamic call.1.mainframe230.com Page 63 date:16.blogspot.LIST In the calling program the code for parts (PARTCODE) and the number (PARTNO) are referred to separately In the called program. . BY CONTENT LENGTH OF Identifier.1. 10 PART-ID PIC X(5). 05 PARTCODE PIC A.2.SALES PIC 9(5). specify a combination of BY REFERENCE and BY CONTENT Example:CALL ‘ ERRPROC’ USING BY REFERENCE A BY CONTENT LENGTH OF A Common Data Items in Subprogram Linkage Calling Program Description WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.1. 10 SALES PIC 9(5). the code for parts and the part number are combined into one data item (PART-ID ). If you want to pass a literal value to a called program. BY CONTENT identifier. . 01 L-PARAM. 05 PARTNO PIC X(4). www. If you want to pass an identifier’s value only to a called program. . CALL BY REFERENCE OR BY CONTENT.1. 8. STATIC / DYNAMIC CALLS To transfer control from one COBOL program to another COBOL program you can use one of these methods: STATIC CALL The Compiler treats the CALL Literal statement (Where literal is the name of a subprogram) as a static call when the NODYNAM compiler option is in effect.05. DYNAMIC CALL A dynamic call loads the subprograms at run time. PASSING RETURN CODE INFORMATION You can use the RETURN-CODE special register to pass and receive return codes between programs. PROCEDURE DIVISION CALL CALLED–PROG USING PARAM. If you want to pass both item and its length to a subprogram.2010 . . 01 PARAM-LIST.1. specify CALL .1. the contents of the RETURN-CODE special register contains the return code of the called program. PROCEDURE DIVISION USING L-PARAM 8. When a COBOL / 370 program returns to its caller. specify : CALL . In the called program a reference to PART-ID is the valid reference to them Called Program Description LINKAGE SECTION. 05 U .

mainframe230.2010 .05.blogspot. the contents of register 15 are stored into the calling program ‘s RETURN . When control is returned from a COBOL program to the operating system.com Page 64 date:16.COBOL Training When control is returned to a COBOL program from a call. the special register contents are returned as a user return code.CODE special register. www.

STRING STATEMENT String statement strings together the partial or complete contents of two or more DATA ITEMS or LITERALS into one single data item.05. It will return the length of the received data plus 1.COBOL Training 9. www.blogspot.mainframe230. STRING.2010 .com Page 65 date:16. identifier 2 is the delimiting field and Identifiers 3 is the receiving field DELIMITED BY phrase is used to delimit the pieces of data to be extracted from each input identifier and transferred SIZE sends the complete sending area. It should be an integer data item with enough picture clause to hold the count It should be initialized to 1. UNSTRING AND INSPECT STATEMENTS 9. INTO represents the receiving field POINTER represents pointer field which represents the last character position in the receiving field. FORMAT : >>──STRING───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> <───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ <──────────────────┐ │ >──────┬─identifier-1─┬─┴──DELIMITED──┬────┬──┬─identifier-2─┬─┴─────> └─literal-1────┘ └─BY─┘ ├─literal-2────┤ └─SIZE─────────┘ >──INTO──identifier-3──┬─────────────────────────────────┬───────────> └─┬──────┬──POINTER──identifier-4─┘ └─WITH─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────> └─┬────┬──OVERFLOW──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬───────────────────────────────────────────────┬─────────────────> └─NOT──┬────┬──OVERFLOW──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────────────────>< └─END-STRING─┘ Identifiers should be with USAGE clause DISPLAY should not be with picture clause LITERALS should be non numeric literals / figurative constant except ALL (considers a character non numeric for figurative constant) THRU (all) should not be with P picture Identifiers 1 are sending fields.1.

STRPGM. PROCEDURE DIVISION. END-PARA.FGH". 01 STR-COUNT PIC 999 VALUE 1. UNSTRING STATEMENT >>──UNSTRING──identifier-1─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬─────> └─DELIMITED──┬────┬──┬─────┬──┬─identifier-2─┬──┬───────────────────────────────────┬─┘ └─BY─┘ └─ALL─┘ └─literal-1────┘ │ <───────────────────────────────┐ │ └───OR──┬─────┬──┬─identifier-3─┬─┴─┘ └─ALL─┘ └─literal-2────┘ >──INTO────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> <────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ >────identifier-4──┬─────────────────────────────────┬──┬─────────────────────────────┬─┴──────> └─DELIMITER──┬────┬──identifier-5─┘ └─COUNT──┬────┬──identifier-6─┘ └─IN─┘ └─IN─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────┬──┬────────────────────────────────┬─────────────────────> └─┬──────┬──POINTER──identifier-7─┘ └─TALLYING──┬────┬──identifier-8─┘ └─WITH─┘ └─IN─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────┬────────────────────────────────────────────────> └─┬────┬──OVERFLOW──imperative-statement-1─┘ └─ON─┘ >──┬───────────────────────────────────────────────┬──┬──────────────┬────────────────────────>< └─NOT──┬────┬──OVERFLOW──imperative-statement-2─┘ └─END-UNSTRING─┘ └─ON─┘ Unstring statement causes contiguous data in a Sending Field to be separated and placed into multiple receiving fields. www. STOP RUN. 01 ID2 PIC X(5) VALUE "E.CD". PERFORM PROCESS-PARA PERFORM END-PARA. Output is AB/E/IJK/MN 012 9. 01 ID3 PIC X(5) VALUE "IJK#L". ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. 01 ID1 PIC X(5) VALUE "AB.mainframe230.blogspot.COBOL Training OVERFLOW executed when pointer is < 1 or > the picture length of the receiving field IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. STRING ID1 "/" ID2 DELIMITED BY ". WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. DATA DIVISION.05. PROGRAM-ID. 01 ID5 PIC X(100)." "/" ID3 "/" ID4 DELIMITED BY "#" INTO ID5 WITH POINTER STR-COUNT DISPLAY ID5 DISPLAY STR-COUNT. PROCESS-PARA.com Page 66 date:16.2.2010 . 01 ID4 PIC X(5) VALUE "MN#OP".

2010 . PROGRAM-ID. SPACES. DATA DIVISION.com Page 67 date:16. INTO represents the receiving field POINTER contains a value that indicates a relative position in the sending field. 3)Each instance of identifier 4 holds a piece 4)For each instance of identifier 4 you can have a identifier 5 that is set with the delimiter. "#". IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. All data receiving fields have been acted upon and the sending still contain the unexamined character. OVER FLOW executed when pointer is < 1 or > the picture length of the receiving field TALLYING in this count field is increased by the number of data receiving fields acted upon execution. "@". 6)The pointer identifier 7 is set to the number of bytes examined in the sending field plus 1 7)Identifier 8 is set to the number of receiving data areas that were acted upon. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. DELIMITED BY phrase is used to limit the data to be transferred .".05. 0. It should be initialized to 1 It will return the length of the received data plus 1. 0. www. ". Represents the sending field. STRPGM. 01 ID1 PIC X(9) VALUE 01 ID1-D PIC X VALUE 01 ID1-C PIC 9 VALUE 01 ID2 PIC X(9) VALUE 01 ID2-D PIC X VALUE 01 ID2-C PIC 9 VALUE 01 ID3 PIC X(9) VALUE 01 ID3-D PIC X VALUE 01 ID3-C PIC 9 VALUE SPACES. Restrictions Identifiers should be with USAGE clause DISPLAY should not be with P picture LITERALS should be non numeric literals/figurative constant except ALL (considers a character non numeric for figurative constant) Identifier1 must be an alphanumeric item May not be reference modified.mainframe230.blogspot. 5)For each instance of identifier 4 you can have a identifier 6 that is set with the count of bytes in identifier 4 except the delimiter. "IJK#L". SIZE sends the complete sending area. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. 0.COBOL Training How to interpret the above diagram:1)Identifier 1 is the sending field 2)Pieces of the identifier 1 delimited by either identifier 2 or 3 are extracted and sent to the receiving fields which are identifier 4 .

blogspot. 02 PARM-L PIC S9(4) COMP. STOP RUN. 01 ID4-C PIC 9 VALUE 0. DISPLAY "FLOW-EXIT-PARA EXECUTED". www. INSPECT STATEMENT This statement specifies that characters or group of characters in a data item are to be counted or (tallied) or replaced or both.3. LINKAGE SECTION.ID1-C:-2 ID2-D:-.05. PERFORM PROCESS-PARA PERFORM END-PARA. 02 PARM-D PIC X(100). 01 ID-P PIC 999 VALUE 1.2010 . END-PARA.COBOL Training 01 ID4 PIC X(9) VALUE SPACES. OUTPUT ID1:-AB ID2:-EFGHI ID3:-PQRS ID4:-GH ID-P:-101 ID-T:-004 ID1-D:-. PROCESS-PARA. UNSTRING PARM-D DELIMITED BY DE-ID OR ALL "*" INTO ID1 DELIMITER IN ID1-D COUNT IN ID1-C ID2 DELIMITER IN ID2-D COUNT IN ID2-C ID3 DELIMITER IN ID3-D COUNT IN ID3-C ID4 COUNT IN ID4-C WITH POINTER ID-P TALLYING IN ID-T ON OVERFLOW PERFORM FLOW-EXIT-PARA END-UNSTRING DISPLAY "ID1:-" ID1 "ID1-D:-" ID1-D "ID1-C:-" ID1-C DISPLAY "ID2:-" ID2 "ID2-D:-" ID2-D "ID2-C:-" ID2-C DISPLAY "ID3:-" ID3 "ID3-D:-" ID3-D "ID3-C:-" ID3-C DISPLAY "ID4:-" ID4 "ID4-C:-" ID4-C DISPLAY "ID-P:-" ID-P DISPLAY "ID-T:-" ID-T.com Page 68 date:16. FLOW-EXIT-PARA.mainframe230.ID2-C:-5 ID3-D:-*ID3-C:-4 ID4-C:-5 9. 01 JCL-PARM. 01 ID-T PIC 999 VALUE 0. 01 DE-ID PIC X VALUE ". PROCEDURE DIVISION USING JCL-PARM.".

DATA ITEM1 BB56BB will yield 4 .2010 . www. INSPECT ITEM-1 TALLYING C2 FOR ALL CHARACTERS.COBOL Training It will count the occurrences of a specific character (ALPHABETIC.com Page 69 date:16.blogspot. FORMAT 2: >>--INSPECT--identifier-1--REPLACING------------------------------------------------> <-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ <------------------+ ¦ >------CHARACTERS BY----identifier-5------------------------------------------------>< ¦ +-literal-3----+ +-¦ phrase 1 +-+ ¦ ¦ <----------------------------------------------------------+ ¦ ¦ <--------------+ ¦ ¦ +---ALL------------identifier-3----BY----identifier-5-----------------------+ +-LEADING-¦ +-literal-1----+ +-literal-3----+ +-¦ phrase 1 +-+ +-FIRST---+ phrase 1: +----BEFORE-------------------identifier-4-------------------------------------------¦ +-AFTER--+ +-INITIAL-+ +-literal-2----+ Example: INSPECT ITEM-4 REPLACING DATA ITEM1 10-07-97 OUTPUT 20/07/97 “-“ BY “/“. NUMERIC OR SPECIAL CHARACTER) It will fill all portions of data item with specified characters such as spaces or zeroes.2. FORMAT1: >>──INSPECT──identifier-1──TALLYING─────────────────────────────────────────────────────> <───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ <────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ <──────────────────┐ │ │ >────identifier-2──FOR────┬─CHARACTERS────┬──────────────┬─┴───────────────────────┬─┴─┴>< │ └─┤ phrase 1 ├─┘ │ │ <───────────────────────────────────────┐ │ │ <──────────────────┐ │ │ └─┬─ALL─────┬────┬─identifier-3─┬───┬──────────────┬─┴─┴─┘ └─LEADING─┘ └─literal-1────┘ └─┤ phrase 1 ├─┘ phrase 1: ├──┬─BEFORE─┬──┬─────────┬──┬─identifier-4─┬─────────────────────────────────────────────┤ └─AFTER──┘ └─INITIAL─┘ └─literal-2────┘ Example: INSPECT ITEM-1 TALLYING C1 FOR ALL SPACES.mainframe230.1 respectively.05. It will convert all occurrences of specific characters in a data item to user supplied replacement characters. INSPECT ITEM-1 TALLYING C3 FOR LEADING SPACES.

SOURCE-COMPUTER. PARA-2. DECLARATIVES. STOP RUN. IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. i. Make SURE you code PARM=”/DEBUG” in the EXEC JCL card before you run your program!. DISPLAY "IN PARA-1". PROCEDURE DIVISION. DECLARATIVES It is used for tracing the paragraph or procedures executed by the program as per the Instruction given by the programmer. It is the first Section To Be Defined in Procedure Division. DEBUG-DECLARATIVES SECTION. MAIN-PARA. DISPLAY "IN PARA-3". DISPLAY "TRACING:-" DEBUG-NAME. CONFIGURATION SECTION. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.05. END-PARA. The Debug Declarative-paragraph should immediately follow the "USE" instruction. "TRACING paraname " will be displayed before the execution of each paragraph. DEBUG-NAME is a special register storing the name of the paragraph it is executing. DEBUG-DECLARATIVES-PARA. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. www. PARA-1. OBJECT-COMPUTER. DECLRPGM. IBM-390.4. END DECLARATIVES. The rest of the paragraphs may be placed in User defined Section. DISPLAY "IN PARA-2". PROGRAM-ID. This declarative section of the program will be executed before the start of execution of each paragraph defined in the program. IBM-390 WITH DEBUGGING MODE. DATA DIVISION. PERFORM PARA-1 PERFORM PARA-2 PERFORM PARA-3 PERFORM END-PARA.2010 .e. MAIN SECTION.blogspot.com Page 70 date:16. USE FOR DEBUGGING ALL PROCEDURES. PARA-3. We have to specify the Option " WITH DEBUGGING MODE" option in the SOURCE-COMPUTER The following rules should be followed.COBOL Training 9.mainframe230.

Duplicates are specified to place the similar records in the order they are accessed.2010 . You specify an INPUT PROCEDURE when you want to process input records before they are RELEASED to the sort feature for sorting. FORMAT 1: <──────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ <─────────────┐ │ >>──SORT──file-name-1────┬────┬──┬─ASCENDING──┬──┬─────┬────data-name-1─┴─┴─────────> └─ON─┘ └─DESCENDING─┘ └─KEY─┘ >──┬─────────────────────────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────────────> └─┬──────┬──DUPLICATES──┬────┬──┬───────┬─┘ └─WITH─┘ └─IN─┘ └─ORDER─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────┬─────────────────────────────> └─┬───────────┬──SEQUENCE──┬────┬──alphabet-name-1─┘ └─COLLATING─┘ └─IS─┘ <─────────────┐ >──┬─USING────file-name-2─┴───────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬─> └─INPUT PROCEDURE──┬────┬──procedure-name-1──┬───────────────────────────────┬─┘ └─IS─┘ └─┬─THROUGH─┬──procedure-name-2─┘ └─THRU────┘ <─────────────┐ >──┬─GIVING────file-name-3─┴───────────────────────────────────────────────────────┬>< └─OUTPUT PROCEDURE──┬────┬──procedure-name-3──┬───────────────────────────────┬─┘ └─IS─┘ └─┬─THROUGH─┬──procedure-name-4─┘ └─THRU────┘           File-name -1 is the name given in the SD entry that describes the records to be sorted. If USING is specified it means that the sort feature will automatically open file name 2 (s) and read the records as input.mainframe230. data-name-1 specifies a KEY data item on which the SORT statement will be based. Alphabet-name1 must be specified in the alphabet clause of SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph. This statement can appear anywhere in the PROCEDURE DIVISION except in declarative section.com Page 71 date:16. If you do specify INPUT PROCEDURE it is your responsibility to open input file(s) www.05. Each data name must identify a data item in a record associated with file-name -1 There can be any number of data names in file-name–1 and each can be either sorted in ascending or descending order. USING and INPUT-PROCEDURE are mutually exclusive.COBOL Training 10.blogspot. SORT AND MERGE STATEMENTS SORT statement accepts records from one or more files and arranges the records in the ascending /descending order and makes the sorted records available either through an OUTPUT PROCEDURE or in an output file. Sorting in descending order will be done from highest key value to lowest key value. The first key referred is taken as major key and the next referred is taken as the next significant key and so on Sorting in ascending order will be done from lowest key value to highest key value.

If you specify OUTPUT PROCEDURE. Multiple files can specified. This Procedure can do any modifications in the record and copy Using RELEASE Statement. You must then RELEASE the records via RELEASE to the SORT feature. FD OUTFILE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS BLOCK 80 RECORDING MODE IS F DATA RECORD IS OUTFILE-RECORD. SELECT SORT-WORK-ONE ASSIGN TO SORTFILE. 01 INFILE-RECORD PIC X(80). FILE-CONTROL. You do this when the INPUT PROCEDURE is driven. SORT SORT-WORK-ONE ON ASCENDING KEY SORT-KEY2 WITH DUPLICATES IN ORDER USING INFILE GIVING OUTFILE. 01 OUTFILE-RECORD PIC X(80). If you specify USING file name 3 then the file name 3 is automatically opened by the sort feature and used as the sort output file. Example 2 with INPUT and OUTPUT PROCEDURES Example with USING www.2010 . 05 SORT-KEY2 PIC X(5). PERFORM MAIN-PARA DISPLAY "SORT RC " SORT-RETURN PERFORM END-PARA. 01 SORT-RECORD. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. The OUTPUT PROCEDURE is mutually exclusive with USING.     File-name-2 is the actual file to be sorted. INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION. Input-Procedure is specified to Select or Modify the Input Record before Sort. SD SORT-WORK-ONE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS DATA RECORD SORT-RECORD. FD INFILE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS BLOCK 800 RECORDING MODE IS F DATA RECORD IS INFILE-RECORD.blogspot. You must define file name 3 in the usual way. You must define this file(s) in the standard way. MAIN-PARA. PROCEDURE DIVISION. SORT1. 05 SORT-KEY1 PIC X(5). END-PARA.COBOL Training and read the input records. PROGRAM-ID. IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.com Page 72 date:16. DATA DIVISION. 05 SORT-DATA PIC X(70). STOP RUN.05. SELECT INFILE ASSIGN TO INFILE.mainframe230. SELECT OUTFILE ASSIGN TO OUTFILE. FILE SECTION. you must open the output file and write the sorted records when the OUTPUT PROCEDURE is driven.

SELECT INFILE ASSIGN TO INFILE FILE STATUS IS INFILE-STAT. 03 INFILE-EOF PIC X VALUE "N". FD OUTFILE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS BLOCK 80 RECORDING MODE IS F DATA RECORD IS OUTFILE-RECORD. 03 WS-FLAG PIC X(1) VALUE "0".com Page 73 date:16. SORT2. 03 OUTFILE-STAT PIC X(2). SOURCE-COMPUTER. 03 WS-FLAG PIC X(1) VALUE "0".blogspot. 01 INFILE-RECORD PIC X(80). PROGRAM-ID. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. SELECT OUTFILE ASSIGN TO OUTFILE FILE STATUS IS OUTFILE-STAT. 03 INFILE-STAT PIC X(2). PROCEDURE DIVISION. SD SORTFILE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS DATA RECORD SORT-RECORD. FD INFILE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS BLOCK 800 RECORDING MODE IS F DATA RECORD IS INFILE-RECORD. CONFIGURATION SECTION. DATA DIVISION.05. SELECT SORTFILE ASSIGN TO SORTFILE. OPEN-PARA. FILE SECTION.mainframe230. IBM-390 WITH DEBUGGING MODE. 05 SORT-KEY2 PIC X(5). 01 WS-VARS. 03 WS-OUTFILE-BUFFER PIC X(80). OPEN INPUT INFILE OUTPUT OUTFILE IF INFILE-STAT NOT = "00" DISPLAY "INFILE DID NOT OPEN :" INFILE-STAT STOP RUN END-IF IF OUTFILE-STAT NOT = "00" www. 05 SORT-KEY1 PIC X(5). FILE-CONTROL. PERFORM OPEN-PARA PERFORM MAIN-PARA DISPLAY "SORT RC " SORT-RETURN PERFORM CLOSE-PARA PERFORM END-PARA. INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION.2010 . 03 OUTFILE-END PIC X VALUE "N". 88 OUTFILEEND VALUE "Y". 88 INFILEEOF VALUE "Y". 01 SORT-RECORD. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 01 OUTFILE-RECORD PIC X(80).COBOL Training IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. 05 SORT-DATA PIC X(70). 03 WS-INFILE-BUFFER PIC X(80).

the sort feature will sort the stored input records. MERGE The MERGE statement is a PROCEDURE DIVISION statement which merges two or more input files on some common key.com Page 74 date:16. SORT-RETURN-PARA.05. Notice that while the INPUT PROCEDURE is driven only once. the OUTPUT PROCEDURE is driven many times.blogspot. END-PARA. MAIN-PARA. PERFORM READ-INFILE IF NOT INFILEEOF RELEASE SORT-RECORD FROM WS-INFILE-BUFFER. The merged records are then written to an output file or made available to an output procedure.COBOL Training DISPLAY "OUTFILE DID NOT OPEN :" OUTFILE-STAT STOP RUN END-IF. D DISPLAY "IN SORT-WRITE" PERFORM SORT-RETURN-PARA WRITE OUTFILE-RECORD FROM WS-OUTFILE-BUFFER. SORT-INPROC. READ-INFILE. www.2010 . CLOSE-PARA. PERFORM SORT-READ UNTIL INFILEEOF. D DISPLAY "IN SORT-RETURN" RETURN SORTFILE INTO WS-OUTFILE-BUFFER AT END MOVE "Y" TO OUTFILE-END. D DISPLAY "IN READ" READ INFILE INTO WS-INFILE-BUFFER AT END MOVE "Y" TO INFILE-EOF. Notes: In the above program the sort feature drives the SORT-INPROC (INPUT PROCEDURE) only once. The sort feature will store input records you supply in sort work files until your INPUT PROCEDURE returns. CLOSE INFILE CLOSE OUTFILE. As each output record (sorted) is ready your OUTPUT PROCEDURE is driven. D DISPLAY "IN OUTPROC" PERFORM SORT-WRITE UNTIL OUTFILEEND.mainframe230. SORT SORTFILE ON ASCENDING KEY SORT-KEY2 WITH DUPLICATES IN ORDER INPUT PROCEDURE SORT-INPROC OUTPUT PROCEDURE SORT-OUTPROC. When it is thus driven you read input records one after the other and issue the RELEASE verb to make these records available to sort. once for each output record. SORT-READ. When you have no more input you return from the INPUT PROCEDURE SORTINPROC. SORT-WRITE. STOP RUN. After your INPUT PROCEDURE returns. SORT-OUTPROC.

05. SELECT INFILE1 ASSIGN TO INFILE1. FD INFILE1 RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS BLOCK 800 RECORDING MODE IS F Example www. File-name-4 is the actual output merged file. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. SELECT INFILE2 ASSIGN TO INFILE2.blogspot. Multiple files can specified.com Page 75 date:16. MERGE1. 01 MERGE-RECORD. SELECT OUTFILE ASSIGN TO OUTFILE. INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION. IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. DATA DIVISION. 05 MERGE-DATA PIC X(70). File-name-2 and file-name-3 are files to be merged. SELECT MERGE-WORK-ONE ASSIGN TO MERGFILE. FILE-CONTROL.mainframe230.2010 . FILE SECTION. 05 MERGE-KEY2 PIC X(5). 05 MERGE-KEY1 PIC X(5). PROGRAM-ID. SD MERGE-WORK-ONE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS DATA RECORD MERGE-RECORD. GIVING and POUTPUT-PROCEDURE are mutually exclusive Other rules remain same as that of SORT statement.COBOL Training <──────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ <─────────────┐ │ >>──MERGE──file-name-1────┬────┬──┬─ASCENDING──┬──┬─────┬────data-name-1─┴─┴──────> └─ON─┘ └─DESCENDING─┘ └─KEY─┘ >──┬──────────────────────────────────────────────────┬──USING──file-name-2───────> └─┬───────────┬──SEQUENCE──┬────┬──alphabet-name-1─┘ └─COLLATING─┘ <─────────────┐ >────file-name-3─┴────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────> >──┬─OUTPUT PROCEDURE──┬────┬──procedure-name1──┬───────────────────────────────┬─┬──>< │ │ │ <─────────────┐ └─IS─┘ └─┬─THROUGH─┬──procedure-name-2─┘ │ └─THRU────┘ │ │ └─IS─┘ └─GIVING────file-name-4─┴───────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘      File-name -1 is the name given in the SD entry that describes the records to be merged.

01 INFILE2-RECORD PIC X(80). 01 OUTFILE-RECORD PIC X(80). FD OUTFILE RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS BLOCK 800 RECORDING MODE IS F DATA RECORD IS OUTFILE-RECORD. PERFORM MAIN-PARA DISPLAY "MERGE RC " SORT-RETURN PERFORM END-PARA. PROCEDURE DIVISION. STOP RUN. WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 01 FD www. INFILE1-RECORD PIC X(80). MERGE MERGE-WORK-ONE ON ASCENDING KEY MERGE-KEY1 USING INFILE1 INFILE2 GIVING OUTFILE. MAIN-PARA.blogspot. INFILE2 RECORD CONTAINS 80 CHARACTERS BLOCK 80 RECORDING MODE IS F DATA RECORD IS INFILE2-RECORD.com Page 76 date:16.COBOL Training DATA RECORD IS INFILE1-RECORD. END-PARA.05.mainframe230.2010 .

of periods Formula is Argument1/(1-(1-Argument1)**Argument2 Or 1/argument2 if Argument1=0 PRESENT – VALUE .Returns 21 Chars alphanumeric Value 1. DATE / TIME CURRENT-DATE .COBOL Training 11. DATE-OF-INTEGER .4 Year in the Gregorian Calendar 5.2.. FINANCE ANNUITY FUNCTION ANNUITY(Argument1.671=31-12-9999 INTEGER-OF-DATE .Returns the numeric value represented by the alphanumeric character string specified in the argument NUMVAL-C . 11. 11.671=31-12-9999 DAY-OF-INTEGER .Returns the length of the Picture Clause FUNCTION LENGTH(NAME) Will return the Picture Clause value of NAME.Reverse of DATE-OF-INTEGER INTEGER-OF-DAY . MAX Ex:MIN Ex:. 8 Day of the Month 9.mainframe230. NUMBER HANDLING LENGTH .67.67.blogspot.Converts a Date in the Gregorian Calendar from integer date form to standard date form yyyymmdd. INTRINSIC FUNCTIONS Frequently Used functions are Listed here for reference.Any optional Currency sign mentioned in argument 2 and decimal point are missed on conversion. 01-01-1601 =1 and 30.Returns the content of the argument that contains the minimum value FUNCTION MIN (MARK) NUMVAL . Argument2) Argument1= Rate Of Interest Argument2 = No.com Page 77 date:16.Returns a Value that approximate the present value of a series of future periodend amounts specified by argument1 at a discount rate argument2 www.14 HHMMSS and so on.3.Reverse of DAY-OF-INTEGER 11.05.1. 6 month of the year 7.Converts a Date in the Gregorian Calendar from integer date form to standard date form yyyyddd 01-01-1601 =1 and 30.Returns the content of the argument that contains the maximum value FUNCTION MAX(MARK) .Returns the numeric value represented by the alphanumeric character string specified in the argument .2010 .

4.2010 .mainframe230. MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS COS FACTORIAL INTEGER MEAN STANDARD .com Page 78 date:16.DEVIATION MEDIAN MIDRANGE RANDOMRANGE www.blogspot.COBOL Training 11.05.

Compiler options can be coded in the Program itself but the action is controlled in the JCL as follows. Default Value is Yes.com Page 79 date:16. compilation stops and only syntax checking is done for the balance of the compilation Default COMPILE(S) Default symbol is the dollar sign ($). E is error : S is severe.ADVANCING. This option allows you to define an alternate default currency symbol causes subprograms that are invoked through the CALL literal statement to be dynamically loaded Performance consideration : Using DYNAM = YES eases sub-programs maintenance since the application will not have to be relink-edited if the subprogram is changed. The compiler uses the first character of the specified record area to place the printer control character. It indicates that the source program contains COPY statements It Indicates the listing of source statements should be included in compiler generated o/p. When an error of the level specified or of a more severe level occurs. NOADV     LIB  SOURCE / NOSOURCE   COMPILE(n)  NOCOMPILE  NOC (W) NOC (E) NOC (S)   CURRENCY  DYNAM   www. However individual applications may experience some performance degradation due to a longer path length but overall system performance may be slightly improved.blogspot. The option may be useful to programmers who use WRITE ADVANCING in their source files. This listing also includes any statements embedded by COPY By default SOURCE = YES Indicates that you want full compilation including diagnostics and object code indicates that you want only a syntax check Specifies an error message level : W is warning .COBOL Training 12.2010 . ADV    Instructs the compiler to add one byte to the record length for the printer control character.mainframe230. The application programmer must ensure that the record description allows for this additional byte. The first character of the record does not have to be explicitly reserved by the programmer Instructs the compiler not to adjust the record length for WRITE. COMPILER OPTIONS A compiler directing Statement is a statement beginning with a compile directing verb (CBL Process) that causes the compiler to take specific action during compilation.05.

mainframe230.05. MAP and TEST Options www.2010 . See also LIST.com Page 80 date:16.COBOL Training NODYNAM  Causes the text files of subprograms called with a CALL literal statement to be included with the calling program into a single module file.blogspot.

1 When At End Condition Fails 0 A sequential READ was attempted on an optional file that was not present or after end of file was reached.2010 . If the open mode is I-O or EXTEND. 7 An OPEN statement was attempted on a file that would not support the open mode specified in the OPEN statement. 4 The length of the record just read did not conform to the fixed file attributes for the file.blogspot.05. 4 An attempt was made to WRITE beyond the boundaries for a relative or indexed file. 4 An attempt was made to WRITE beyond the boundaries of a sequential file. file status 0 is returned. REEL/UNIT. the file is created.NO REWIND.mainframe230. 1 Returned When At End Condition Fails 2 Returned When Index Key Fails 3 Returned When Permanent Open Error Occurs. 2 An attempt was made to WRITE a record that would create a duplicate key. 3 Permanent Open Error Occurs. The first digit will denote the general category under which the return code falls. 0 Successful Completion 2 A duplicate key was detected. 5 An OPEN statement was attempted on a non-optional file that was not present. 4 A sequential READ was attempted for a relative file and the relative record number is larger than the maximum number that can be stored in the relative key data item. www. 3 An attempt was made to access a record that does not exist or an optional file that was not present. The second digit will denote the particular type of Error/Message under that category.) 7 An OPEN or CLOSE statement was executed with a phrase that implies a tape file (i. (This does not apply to VSAM sequential files. 4 Returned When Logic Error in opening/closing/deleting etc 9 Implementator Defined 0 Successful Open / Read / Write / Operation.1.com Page 81 date:16. ERROR CODES The File Status Code attached to a file will have Picture Clause of length 2 digits. 2 This Error Will Occur When Index Key Fails 1 A sequence error exists for a sequentially accessed indexed file. APPENDIX 13. 5 The referenced optional file was not present when the OPEN statement was executed. or FOR REMOVAL but the referenced file is not a tape file.COBOL Training 13. 8 An OPEN statement was attempted on a file previously closed with lock. The first digit category are as follows : 0 Returned When Successful Open / Read / Write / Operation.

No file position indicator for sequential request. You can select similar problems and write programs. www.com Page 82 date:16. File integrity verified for VSAM file. showing the given details along with GROSS and NET. ANY OTHER DEDUCTION 9999. EXERCISES The following problems are only models. 99999. Write a program to ACCEPT your name and display the same the number of times you specify. Logic error. 2 A CLOSE was attempted for a file not in the open mode. 6 A sequential READ was attempted but no valid next record had been established. BASIC PROBLEM SOLVING 1. EMPLOYEE-NUMBER EMPLOYEE-NAME EMPLOYEE-BASIC PERCENTAGE -OF.1.COBOL Training 9 An OPEN statement was unsuccessful because of a conflict between the fixed file attributes and the attributes specified for the file in the program. 4 An attempt was made to REWRITE a record with an invalid length. VSAM password error.mainframe230.2010 . No DD statement specified for VSAM file. 13.2.blogspot. 99. X(30). Invalid or incomplete VSAM file information. 1 An OPEN statement was attempted for a file in the open mode. 7 A READ was attempted for a file not open in the input or I-O mode. output. 4 Logic Error in opening/closing/deleting etc. ANY OTHER ALLOWANCE 9999. VSAM resource not available. 13. 8 A WRITE was attempted on a file not open in the I-O.CCA PERCENTAGE OF HRA PERCENTAGE-OF-PF XXXXX.2. Follow the Program Coding standard strictly. 99. or extend mode. 99.05. 2. 9 Implemention Defined 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 No further information. 3 The last I/O statement executed for the file prior to the execution of a REWRITE or DELETE statement was not a successfully executed READ statement. Write a program to ACCEPT the following details from the user and compute payslip. 9 A DELETE or REWRITE was attempted on a file not open in the I-O mode.

UNIT OF MEASUREMENT XXX.COBOL Training 3. X(30).2.2. Expand the Table to two dimensional array to accept week as well as the temperature on any day of the week.3.2. 2. 3. Edit numeric data with comma for clarity. 2. REPORT PREPARATION 1.com Page 83 date:16.Write a program to display the class obtained by the student based on the marks obtained in three subjects as per the following rules. Display the temperature detail on Input.mainframe230.05. Write a program to create a KSDS for the Stock Master File ITEM NUMBER ITEM NAME BALANCE QUANTITY XXXXX.4. Transfer the output of Problem 2 to a PS DATA SET.blogspot. 2. Transaction entries may be saved in a PS Data Set.In no subject the boy should have got < 40 Condition For Class III Class : 40 or More but Less than 50 II Class : 50 or More but Less than 60 I Class : 60 or More but Less than 80 DISTINCTION : 80 or More 13. Use necessary edited picture clauses. 3. Basic Condition :. FILE HANDLING 1. Write a program to Input the data in a ESDS Dataset and display the Data. 13.2. Write a program to input the temperature for a week and display the temperature on any day of the week.2010 . ARRAY HANDLING 1. For the above programs give a proper report heading and column headings and print the report in the formatted form. www. Write a COBOL Program to maintain the above Stock Master and do necessary update process on Issue/Receipt of the Item. Find the day on which there was the highest temperature. 4. 13. 99999.

//* ---------------------------------------------------------------//CMPCOB EXEC IGYWCLG //COBOL.NOTIFY=&SYSUID.SYSLMOD DD DSN=&SYSUID. JCL IGYWCL is a catalogued procedure to Compile and Linkedit any COBOL Program.45) //* ---------------------------------------------------------------//* ------------COMPILING & LINK EDITING---------------------------//* ---------------------------------------------------------------//* CHECK JOBNAME AND USERID BEFORE SUBMITTING //* THIS JCL COMPILES AD/CYCLE COBOL/370 PROGRAM SPECIFIED BY //* COB.LINK EDITING & EXECUTING---------------//* ---------------------------------------------------------------//* CHECK JOBNAME AND USERID BEFORE SUBMITTING //* THIS JCL COMPILES AD/CYCLE COBOL/370 PROGRAM SPECIFIED BY //* COB. IGYWCLG is a catalogued procedure to Compile. JCL for IGYWCL //&SYSUIDZZ JOB CLASS=B.DISP=SHR //LKED.SYSLMOD DD NAME AND EXECUTES THE /* MEMBER.SYSLMOD DD DSN=&SYSUID.DISP=SHR // JCL for IGYWCLG //&SYSUIDZZ JOB CLASS=B.45) //* ---------------------------------------------------------------//* ------------COMPILING .DISP=SHR //LKED.TRG1.SYSIN DD NAME AND PRODUCES LOAD MODULE IN THE DATA SET //* MEMBER SPECIFIED BY LKED.MSGCLASS=X.com Page 84 date:16.TRG1.MSGCLASS=X.MSGLEVEL=(1.DISP=SHR //GO.SYSIN DD DSN=&SYSUID. // REGION=2M.MSGLEVEL=(1.TIME=(00.LOAD(MEMBER1). // REGION=2M.1).SYSIN DD * /* // ******** End of the Document ******** www.2010 .1).TRG1.SYSIN DD DSN=&SYSUID.COBOL(VTOCLIST).COBOL Training 13.TRG1. //* ---------------------------------------------------------------//CMPCOB EXEC IGYWCL or IGYWCLG //COBOL.SYSLMOD DD NAME .SYSIN DD NAME AND PRODUCES LOAD MODULE IN THE DATA SET //* MEMBER SPECIFIED BY LKED.mainframe230.LOAD(VTOCLIST).05.NOTIFY=&SYSUID.COBOL(MEMBER1).blogspot.TIME=(00. Linkedit and execute any COBOL Program.3.

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