Delegates will learn how to
- code and call COBOL subprograms
- define and access tables using either subscripts or indexes
- use the COBOL internal sort facility
- define and use VSAM files.
PERFORM...VARYING and TABLES; two and three dimensional tables; indexed tables: SET, PERFORM... VARYING with indexes, SEARCH; INITIALISING TABLES; OCCURS DEPENDING ON; complex ODO.Subprograms
CALL statement; LINKAGE SECTION; ENTRY; GOBACK; EXIT PROGRAM; CANCEL; subprogram examples; dynamic CALLs.VSAM File Handling
RELATIVE and INDEXED FILE-CONTROL entries; VSAM status keys and return codes; READ; WRITE; START; REWRITE; DELETE.The SORT Facility
SORT FILE description entry; determining SORT success; SORT verb; RELEASE; RETURN.Miscellaneous COBOL Statements
SET; INSPECT; STRING; UNSTRING; SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph; CURRENCY SIGN and DECIMAL POINT clauses; CLASS clause.
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