This course is not available as part of our public schedule but can be provided on a customised client specific basis.
Introduction to COBOL:
Development of COBOL. Program translation: compilation, linkage editor. Common compilation errors, compiler options. Divisions of COBOL, COBOL syntax and format, COBOL character set, program source structure.
COBOL statement structure:
COBOL words, format of statements.
File description (FD), record descriptions, hierarchy and level numbers, description-string entry.
Literals, figurative constants, redefines clause, data representation, the Usage clause, synchronisation, sign clause.
The Procedure Division:
File status codes; file statements: Open, Read, Write, Close, Stop, Goback; Accept and Display; Move statement, Justified clause, qualification of data names, Reference Modification.
Out-of-line, With test.....Until,.... Times, in-line statement; Go to statement.
Describes program design techniques, design considerations, procedure names, program structure.
Printed output, Write statement with the advancing option, editing characters; Initialise statement.