• Can you use variables as input and output when calling a stored procedure in COBOL?

    If you move data into your variable before calling your procedure, can the procedure then return a value back, which might be different? The procedure will intially be searching for the variable data, but, according to our .net programmer, will return a blank or null if it does not find the data....

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  • COBOL/400

    Hi Group, I have the code in this format IDENTIFICATION DIVISION PROGRAM-ID. PGM. -------- -------- DATA DIVISION. FILE SECTION FD  PHONEFILE 01  PHONE-REC. ------------ ------------ PROCEDURE DIVISION. <In Procedure division i have written an record into the PHONEFILE> WRITE PHONE-REC. I...

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  • COBOL SubFile Processing

    Hello All. I am sure that this question has already been answered somewhere but I am not able to find the answer so please bear with me. My DDS contains 4 records 1) MAP1 RECORD 2)MAP1S SFL 3)MAP1C SFLCTL 4) MAP1S MAP2 RECORD Map1 contains fields that are used to filter the results to be displayed...

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  • Difference between COBOL I and COBOL II

    I am going to appear for a brainbench COBOL II test soon, can somebody tell me the difference between COBOL I and COBOL II. I would also like to know your experience (if any) with brainbench COBOL II test, the pattern, difficulty and most important, will brainbench certificate help me get a job?

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  • On overflow in Unix IBM COBOL

    stringing a name into a field with a area causing overflow. area is defined as using linkage, but no linkage size defined. overflow only happens with a VERY LONG name. Routine has existed in production for several years, never had too long of name before.

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  • How to handle Null value in COBOL/400.

    I have created a view that have Null value.I have populated this field on the basis of some conditions.But when i am reading this view in COBOL program it is going in infinite loop & reading the same record.

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  • Special formatting on text lines AS/400

    HAve a text input screen  and somehow the user is burying froamtting controls into the data ,  ie( highlighing a sentence or underlining a word. The user does not remember how they did it,   Need some ideas,  the user has not mapped their keyboard with apl coding.   Thanks

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  • MCH1202 error in COBOL/400

    There are n number of ways a DDE occurs. I saw a new problem recently. Request a help from this group. Q) I have 3 Variables declared in COBOl program A(PIC 9(4)) ,B(PIC 9(4)) and C ( PIC 9(8) ) I am perfoming an arithimatic operation as follows Subtract A from B giving C. i tried with following...

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  • eibtrmid

    we got a pseudo-conversational system. in this system all the queues depend on the eibtrmid. the intention is to get input record(s) from mq and start the system without using the screens. the start or return immediate commands can happen from 1 to n times and is issued from a cobol program. we...

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  • Why this error code in COBOL program: CPD7914

    Need help getting pass this error message. using this input file definition * Beginning of data *****************************   R DCREFR                                           DCCODE         3          ALIAS(DC_CODE)        ...

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  • sflcode & COBOL/400 code

    i have a database file name emp         file name=Emp R emprec    Eno           10p    Ename      10a    Esal          10p k Eno and subfile name is empsfl  sflrec Contain fields   SEno        10p   SEname   10a   SEsal       10p sflctl contain indicators...

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  • Sort a table in COBOL on the Output Side

    Warning: I have limited knowledge of tables!  I have a COBOL program that calculates GPAs on the fly in the OUTPUT section of the program.  I have to store these on-the-fly GPAs in a table, and then sort them by school, grade level, GPA total, then student id.  I can load my table, but I am...

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  • Language Migration: COBOL to JAVA conversion, mapping help

    Hi All, Im looking for an idea or suggestion on the COBOL group variable conversion to equivalent conversion approach in Java equivalent: Background: The conversion tool currently im working on demands the tool to convert COBOL programs to .NET platform wherein all COBOL code needs to have an...

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  • Use of ‘THRU’ in cobol ?

    Hi. i have 2 questions in cobol : 1) Suppose i have a para : 1000-process Now while processing if i use : perform 1000-process thru 1000-exitand perform 1000-process .What will be the difference. 2) Suppose there is a cobol pgm named ABC .and in indentification division, i i give the name XYZ.Then...

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  • Calling RPG Proc from COBOL ILE

    How do I call a RPGILE procedure embedded in a service program from COBOL ILE? I am not very well versed in cobol as I worked mostly on RPG/400 and ILE. I checked few of the notes but was confused abt the 'Call Linkage type' and Call Procedure? Can anyone say when each one is used and what is their...

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  • Move to One Update Program in Cobol

    Been running some test, to try to use one update program to help with recompiles and maintenance.  "UPDATEPRO" in my example is the update program "PROGRAMA" calls "UPDATEPRO" for all I/O.... FILEA and FILEB are Phyical Files.  "PROGRAMA" Program info...  WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.  01...

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  • Problems with DB2 program

    I have a COBOL program that calls a db2 stored proc program. I get corrupted o/p records when reading the input file from CARTRIDGE. The same records, when copied to DASD, come out fine. Same code, JCL, etc. WTH! Is there a parameter that I need to pass to the system with PGM=IKJEFT01 to solve this?

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  • OVRDBF SHARE(*YES)

    When OVRDBF SHARE(*YES) is used on "FILEA" and you have "FILEA" defined in "ProgramA" and "ProgramB". I know that doing a READ, START etc... in either program moves the Pointer for both programs since they share the buffer. But are the FIELD values for "FILEA" the same in both programs? EXAMPLE:...

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  • We have a COBOL application running on power6 , i 570 server with OS as V5R4

    We have a COBOL application running on power6 V5R4, will upgrading OS to V6R1 benefit in terms of performance.

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  • Sending -/+ Number from VB.NET to COBOL

    Is it possible for someone on the VB.NET side to send a -120 to a COBOL program? The COBOL program LINKAGE SECTION is WS-AMOUNT PIC S9(3). The only way I got it to work is having the VB.NET person to send "12}" in char field. Just figured there was a way they could send like they normally would...

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