COBOL Interview Questions
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why we are using set in searchall?

IBM,

4 2379

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 2772

why we are using picture clause in the cobol programs?

2 2939

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

456

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

1 1839

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

2 4051

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 3631

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

3 8347

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 8073

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 3562

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

Accenture,

5 4870

copy 100 records without using ibm utilities

3 3269

record length in spool?

Infosys,

801

what is the use of outrecord?

480

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

IBM,

2 3496


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How do u write test cases?

491


Using string statement.Is coding three destination string from one source string possible in one code?or three codes for every destination string of one source string.?thank you

737


In a file if a column account number conatain value 0001234.. how can we move the value to another variable without zero. value may contain any type such as 00123405. we need the value 1234 or 12305. how can we do that in cobol. Please help.

18


how to access the file from prodution from changeman tool and to submit a file to production

3652


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

497


in real time what is the suitable exp where in-stream procedure is better then catalog procedure.

477


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?

746


input= ,,,, mainframe training ,,, hyderabad .... location.... output1=$ mainframe training in hyderabad location$ output2=**** mainframe training in hyderabad location ****. In this pgn when we give input considering the spaces the output is displayed in this format.Like in the place of ,,,, $ should be displayed likewise.So please helpmeout.

660


write a program to eliminate duplicate records in a input file and send them to output file.

2152


please..could u give an example about USAGE IS POINTER ..and explain why and when we use it ?

819


How do get the result of your program directly on your pc?

603


) how do u code after getting data?

391


If you are current on the owner of a set, what is the difference between an obtain next and obtain first? Actually in which topic will we use dis???Plz explain it clearly

1463


Name some of the examples of COBOl 11?

1243


If a file has 1000 records.. if i have to replace the first and last characters of the file with another character. how it can be done....

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