COBOL Interview Questions
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why we are using set in searchall?

IBM,

4 2790

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 3063

why we are using picture clause in the cobol programs?

2 3270




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

489

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

1 2023

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

2 4532

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 4013

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

3 9415




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 9326

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 4038

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

Accenture,

5 5401

copy 100 records without using ibm utilities

3 3729

record length in spool?

Infosys,

900

what is the use of outrecord?

516

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

IBM,

2 3780


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Un-Answered Questions { COBOL }

how we sort two input files based on a common column and giving one o/p file please send me the coding logic?

510


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

881


i want to learn mainframe..any websites and material to learn from basic..? my mail id : rajeswaribe2010@gmail.com

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IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. PROGRAM-ID. UPDT. AUTHOR.anbu. DATE-WRITTEN. AUG 13. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION. FILE-CONTROL. SELECT CMSTR ASSIGN TO CINP1 ORGANIZATION IS INDEXED ACCESS IS SEQUENTIAL RECORD KEY CM2-KEY FILE STATUS IS WS-CMSTR-FST. SELECT CTAB ASSIGN TO CINP2 ORGANIZATION IS ACCESS IS SEQUENTIAL RECORD KEY VSAM-WHSE- KEY FILE STATUS IS WS-CTAB- FST. DATA DIVISION. FILE SECTION. FD CMSTR. COPY RXCYFC20. FD CTAB. COPY AITYWHSE. ************************************************************ ****** *** WORKING STORAGE VARIABLES *** ************************************************************ ****** WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 01 WS- VARIABLES. 05 WS-EB PIC X(02) VALUE ZEROES. 05 WS-DIV PIC 9(03) VALUE ZEROES. 05 WS-CMF-RECS-REWRITTEN PIC 9(01) VALUE ZERO. *** FILE STATUS VARIABLES *** 05 WS- FILESTATUS. 10 WS-CMSTR-FST PIC 9(02) VALUE ZEROES. 10 WS-CTAB-FST PIC 9(02) VALUE ZEROES. *** END OF FILE VARIABLES *** 05 WS-CMSTR-EOF PIC X(01) VALUE 'N'. 88 WS-CMSTR-EOF-YES VALUE 'Y'. 88 WS-CMSTR-EOF-NO VALUE 'N'. 05 WS-CTAB-EOF PIC X(01) VALUE 'N'. 88 WS-CTAB-EOF-YES VALUE 'Y'. 88 WS-CTAB-EOF-NO VALUE 'N'. **** ERROR VARIABLES **** 05 WC-ABEND-900 PIC 9(03) VALUE 900. 05 WE-ERR-CODE PIC 9(02) VALUE ZEROES. 05 WE-ABEND-CODE PIC 9(03) VALUE ZEROES. ************************************************************ **** ********* PROCEDURE DIVISON ********** ************************************************************ **** PROCEDURE DIVISION. 0000- BEGIN. PERFORM 1000-INITIALISE THRU 1000- EXIT. PERFORM 2000-PROCESS THRU 2000- EXIT UNTIL WS-CMSTR-EOF- YES. DISPLAY 'WS-CMF-RECS-REWRITTEN :' WS-CMF-RECS- REWRITTEN. PERFORM 5000-CLOSE THRU 5000- EXIT. GOBACK. 0000- EXIT. EXIT. 1000- INITIALISE. OPEN I-O CMSTR. EVALUATE WS-CMSTR- FST WHEN 00 WHEN 97 CONTINUE WHEN OTHER DISPLAY 'ERROR IN READING INPUT FILE: ' DISPLAY WS-CMSTR-FST MOVE WS-CMSTR-FST TO WE-ERR-CODE PERFORM 9999-ABEND-PARA THRU 9999-EXIT END-EVALUATE. OPEN INPUT CTAB. EVALUATE WS-CTAB-FST WHEN 00 WHEN 97 CONTINUE WHEN OTHER DISPLAY 'ERROR IN READING INPUT FILE: ' DISPLAY WS-CTAB-FST MOVE WS-CTAB-FST TO WE-ERR-CODE PERFORM 9999-ABEND-PARA THRU 9999-EXIT END-EVALUATE. 1000-EXIT. EXIT. 2000-PROCESS. READ CMSTR. EVALUATE WS-CMSTR-FST WHEN 00 CONTINUE WHEN 10 SET WS-CMSTR-EOF-YES TO TRUE GO TO 2000-EXIT WHEN OTHER DISPLAY 'ERROR IN READING INPUT FILE: ' DISPLAY WS-CMSTR-FST MOVE WS-CMSTR-FST TO WE-ERR-CODE PERFORM 9999-ABEND-PARA THRU 9999-EXIT END-EVALUATE IF CM2-RECORD-TYPE-SOLD-TO MOVE CM2-ENTERING-BRANCH TO WS-EB PERFORM 3000-READ THRU 3000-EXIT UNTIL WS-CTAB-EOF-YES END-IF. 2000-EXIT. EXIT. 3000-READ. MOVE WS-EB TO VSAM-WHSE-CD. MOVE 'WHSE' TO VSAM-WHSE-ID. READ CTAB. EVALUATE WS-CTAB-FST WHEN 00 MOVE WHSE-DIV-CODE TO WS-DIV PERFORM 4000-REWRITE-CMF THRU 4000-EXIT WHEN 10 SET WS-CTAB-EOF-YES TO TRUE GO TO 3000-EXIT WHEN OTHER DISPLAY 'ERROR IN READING TABLE FILE: ' DISPLAY WS-CTAB-FST MOVE WS-CTAB-FST TO WE-ERR-CODE PERFORM 9999-ABEND-PARA THRU 9999-EXIT END- EVALUATE. 3000- EXIT. EXIT. 4000-REWRITE- CMF. IF WS-DIV = 250 OR 252 MOVE 'F' TO CM2-FREIGHT- TYPE MOVE 1 TO CM2-FREIGHT-THRESHOLD- AMT ADD +1 TO WS-CMF-RECS- REWRITTEN REWRITE CM2-SOLD-TO- RECORD DISPLAY 'RECORD UPDATED' END- IF. * EVALUATE WS-CMSTR- FST * WHEN 00 * CONTINUE * WHEN OTHER * DISPLAY 'FILE NOT UPDATED' * DISPLAY WS-CMSTR- FST * MOVE WS-CMSTR-FST TO WE-ERR-CODE * PERFORM 9999-ABEND-PARA THRU 9999-EXIT * GO TO 4000-EXIT * END-EVALUATE. 4000-EXIT. EXIT. 5000-CLOSE. CLOSE CMSTR CTAB. 5000-EXIT. EXIT. 9999-ABEND-PARA. COMPUTE WE-ABEND-CODE = WC-ABEND-900 + WE-ERR-CODE CALL 'ILBOABN0' USING WE-ABEND-CODE GO TO 5000-CLOSE. 9999-EXIT. EXIT. 5000-CLOSE. CLOSE CMSTR CTAB. 5000-EXIT. EXIT. 9999-ABEND-PARA. COMPUTE WE-ABEND-CODE = WC-ABEND-900 + WE-ERR-CODE CALL 'ILBOABN0' USING WE-ABEND-CODE GO TO 5000-CLOSE. 9999-EXIT. EXIT. //this program is giving maxcc=0, but not updating..

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) what is the difference between AID and HANDLE AID?

557


How to read the 2nd last record of a VSAM file? (The file size is huge and we don't know the key)

94


Have you used the sort in your project?for this type of questions any working on real time project give the eg. with real time scenario.

949


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

803


what is the use of outrecord?

516


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

524


Name some of the examples of COBOl 11?

1377


have in 100 records in a file i want to read first 3 records and skip next 3 records and agan i want to read 3 records and again i want to skip 3 records...

4827


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

646


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?

4056


how to know that the file has 300 records how to acess it?

667