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COBOL Interview Questions
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why we are using set in searchall?

IBM,

4 6069

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 7338

why we are using picture clause in the cobol programs?

2 5622

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

1476

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

1 3727

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

2 7927

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 7194

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

3 13840

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 19083

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 9437

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

Accenture,

5 11646

copy 100 records without using ibm utilities

3 7081

record length in spool?

Infosys,

1 4160

what is the use of outrecord?

1573

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

IBM,

2 6690


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

3727


how do you reference the variable unblock file formats from cobol programs

508


How are the next sentence and continue different from each other?

560


What are different data types in cobol?

504


Explain what you understand by passing by value.

501






What is redefines clause in COBOL?

603


What is rmode(any) ?

503


What is the default value(s) for an initialize? What keyword will allow for an override of the default?

490


There are 5 fields and 1000 records in a file. Unload it into an array. Write the syntax for declaration and how will you unload it.

731


Name the divisions, which are available in a cobol program?

523


how to refer the data field?

1626


Mention the guidelines to write a structured cobol program?

443


)If there are 10 steps in GDG, if I want to refer the step2 after step5 . what should I do?

1338


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?

6306


How do you reference the fixed block file formats from cobol programs

506