• Position to nN+1 record and read sequentially the next n records?

    There is a large file, say 1M records. I want to process some 1000 records each time. Is there a way to position to the 1001st or 2001st records and then read sequentially the next 1000 records?

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  • AS400 online cobol program that needs to get data dynamically from a vendor systems SQL server database.

    I have a AS400 online cobol program that needs to get data dynamically from a vendor systems SQL server database. Is there a API or some method for doing this. Help.

    Theraven35 pointsBadges:
  • Timestamp InCOBOL/400

    Can we use Timestamp in COBOL/400. If we can, how?

    Michael Tidmarsh34,110 pointsBadges:
  • How to remain on same page on Load All Subfile

    I am using Load All Subfile. I used Page Down key and went to 2nd page then on 2nd Page I pressed ENTER Key, then it went back to the first page of subfile. I am using COBOL program to write the subfile. Can anybody tell me how to remain on the same page after pressing ENTER key on Load All...

    Vids295 pointsBadges:
  • Delete a record from COBOL/400 file

    In COBOL/400 PGM the file has been declared with ACCESS as SEQUENTIAL and ORGANIZATION as SEQUENTIAL. How to delete a record from such file?

    mvrkrishna555 pointsBadges:
  • Replace 1 character in a string with 1 or more characters in COBOL/400

    I want to replace 1 character in a string with 1 or more characters in COBOL/400. How can i perform this? Example: 1) A with ABC 2)A with ABCDE 3)A with A Etc.

    C.naveen09140 pointsBadges:
  • What’s the future of SAP in the industry?

    Hi, I'm a COBOL programmer working on mainframes with a work experience of 2 yrs. I've worked with technologies like JCL, COBOL, VSAM, DB2, IMS DB/DC, IDMS, FOCUS etc. I have an opportunity to get into SAP technical (ABAP/4) as a programmer in my organisation. Looking at the future prospects of the...

    ABAPer920 pointsBadges:
  • Start clause

    What will be equivalent work query for this start clause in COBOL program? key fields: - key1 = '01' (alphanumeric) key2 = '001' (alphanumeric) key3 = 19500101 (numeric) file name :- L-FILE :- START L-FILE key NOT < EXTERNALLY DESCRIBED KEY. Read L-FILE. Kindly describe the function of start...

    Durgesh813370 pointsBadges:
  • Data Conversion on IBM AS/400

    Hi, We're converting some old master files in to new format files. These master files have around 58 million records each. We wrote COBOL programs to convert the format and write to the new files. In order to speed up the process we are splitting the each master file into 20 parts(i.e., 20 files...

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  • File status in AS/400

    What does file status 39 signify? How can we check the possibilities that caused the file status 39 to occur?

    Durgesh813370 pointsBadges:
  • COBOL Certification by IBM

    I want to know if there areĀ  any COBOL Certification by IBM? As we have for DB2 certificate.

    Mona995 pointsBadges:
  • CTRL, AS/400 and COBOL

    How can we check through COBOL program that a CTRL or ENTER key is pressed. Is there any keyword for it?

    Durgesh813370 pointsBadges:
  • Pointer not set for location referenced in COBOL ILLE with two modules

    Hello, One of my customers is reporting a problem saying that when program A calls program B generates a message "Pointer not set for location referenced." from Procedure Division of Program B. (which has parameters) This program is a COBOL ILE with two modules, one COBOL module (Program entry...

    Ganpat5 pointsBadges:
  • Record Locking using a COBOL program

    From a COBOL program I an reading a random access file and occasionally try to read a locked record. What can I do to speed up the read so I can just present a popup screen that tells the user he is trying to access a locked record. Right now it takes 60 secs to time out from the read attempt...

    Pbrown01080 pointsBadges:
  • COBOL/400 – Time stamp

    Hi, could anyone please advice me how to use time stamp in COBOL/400?

    Anu143525 pointsBadges:
  • CPF5011 COBOL subfile error

    I have not written a subfile program in a while, but am having trouble when errors are encountered. As this is COBOL and the code can be lengthy to weed through on a forum, let me first spell out the scenario. I have 32 records in a COBOL subfile, 11 per page. There is one input field per subfile...

    LetItBe260 pointsBadges:
  • iSeries SQL Cobol

    In my COBOL SQL select statement that was previously running on V5R4, I was able to extract a date field defined with "date" as the data type. We are now on V7R1 and we get a data mapping error. No clue as to why? Any ideas? thanks

    Pgmr4660 pointsBadges:
  • COBOL PGM for extracting fields from mulitple files to a flat file

    Hi, Please help me with an need an example COBOL program for the below mentioned requirements. Extract fields from 3 files based on selection criteria(specific to each file) and write all the records which satisfies the criteria to a flat file. Thank you.

    reshnair5 pointsBadges:
  • File Status 90 during open

    Hi, I have a logical file, which I am trying to open in I-O mode, but I get File status 90 File is existing on the system, The code was working fine previously (on development machine), but today I installed all the objects on another machine (Testing machine), and I am getting this file status,...

    asakla240 pointsBadges:
  • COBOL reading RPG created files

    I am trying to read a RPG created file with special characters in the data fields (EX: EP$DEPT,etc). Is there a way I can remap the fields in a COBOL program. I tried a logical mapping over the PF but when I rename the fields in the LF removing the $ sign, I get compile errors because the LF can't...

    Theraven35 pointsBadges:

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