COBOL Interview Questions
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why we are using set in searchall?

IBM,

4 2656

i need a program by giving input as a abcd in any randem order but i need a output as 1234 related to abcd. i.e,. a for 1,b=2,c.....etc..

IBM,

5 2952

why we are using picture clause in the cobol programs?

2 3170

i need a small 3d program using inline and outline.

478

i want a program using by if, evaluate , string, unstring, perform, occurs?

1 1960

How to delete the records of a dataset through cobol programme?We should not use jcl utilitities like IDCAMS.

2 4383

suppose a cobol programme A calling programme B,C and D. If C undergoes some change what if A,B,C,D need to be recompiled or only C nee to be recompliled.

IBM,

2 3870

How do u know what version of cobol u are using?

3 9029

How to replace the GOTO statement in COBOL without changing the structure of program. e.g. consider following code... I.D. E.D. D.D. P.D. compute C = A + B. GOTO para 100-display. compute D = C - D. GOTO 200-display. some other logic...... ........ GOTO 300-para. ...... ...... GOTO 400-para. Now I want to replacce all GOTO statements without changing the structure and otput of program.

Accenture,

6 8922

I have program P1 which calls file F1 which has 100 records and following structure 001 .................. 002 .................. 003 .................. 098 .................... 099 ................... 100 .................... Now I want to read these files and write these records in file F2 in following manner. 001 ...... 051 ..... 002 ...... 052 ..... 003 ...... 053 ..... .......... ....... .......... ....... .......... ....... 048 ........ 098 ...... 049 .......... 099 ....... 050 .... 100 ......

Accenture,

4 3910

Why we need to use redefine clause when we can define the variable seperately... what is actual need....

Accenture,

5 5241

copy 100 records without using ibm utilities

3 3587

record length in spool?

Infosys,

861

what is the use of outrecord?

501

what is a zoned decimal data type and how it will be stored?

IBM,

2 3691


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when SE37 SB37 and sd37 occurs how to increase the volume , primary quantity and secondary quantity?

675


i want a program using by if, evaluate , string, unstring, perform, occurs?

1960


what are decleratives in cobol?

624


Program A (Normal COBBAT) calling a B Program (DB2COBOL, COBBATDB which is using a VSAM file. its a dynamic call. How we will handle VSAM file decleration in our from JCL from where we are running A PGM. And should we have PLAN for A pGM also. if possible can some one post a sample JCL. Thanks for help in advance.

1725


What are the pertinent COBOL commands?

1373


I have to write to a outfile where the number of records in that file should be the header of that file using IMS.. can anyone help me in this issue

793


I have a File that has duplicate records. I need only those records that occur more than thrice.?

4646


IF I mention stop run in CICS what happens?

680


Hi pls anybody tell me about " ANALYSIS DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND ESTIMATION OF TASK " (in real time project)."I want to update a sequential file in my project" for that purpose i need both structures i mean analysis document and estimation of task.

581


i need a small 3d program using inline and outline.

478


1.give the details about WHEN OTHER. 2. how many form are available in evaluate.

516


which certifications r 4 cobol,jcl,db2,cics what is format of xam n what is importance of these certifications... plz post answer only if u r sure... thanks

512


I need to compare 3 variables(dates) and do some processing based on the earliest date. There could be more then 1 date record in any of the 3 fields. What is the best way to code this?

766


Have you used comp and comp-3 in your project? And how?

906


here is my requirement A1 is alphanumeric with value 'A1B2C3D4' as defined below 05 A1 PIC X(8) VALUE IS 'A1B2C3D4' but i need to have A2,A3 as ABCD & 1234 repectively...... A2 = ABCD A3 = 1234 Can you please explain me what are the different ways to do it?

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