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i have mainprogram and subgram...if i compile mainprogram without stop run..what will u get in compilation time?


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i have mainprogram and subgram...if i compile mainprogram without stop run..what will u get in compilation time?


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Which of the following characters is NOT valid in column 7? a. - b. \ c. * d. # e. $

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Is It Possible to Update or change in VIEW Mode?


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2)Where the Plan is located in CICS-DB2?


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If I want to increase the Limit in GDG. What should I do?


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How many types of sorts are there in cobol?

Cap Gemini,

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1.Is it possible to move the data from 99.99 to 99v99? 2.What is the CICS-vsam Compilation process? 3.In My GDG 5 generation will be there GDG3 got an abend what will happen? 4.In my GDG first generation is +1 And I want to add the new generation what will happen previous generation? 5.How can you give the PIC clause below conditions A). s9 (reddy), B). s9 (5) occurs 5 times? 6.How override the proc from a particular step? and what is symbolic and override Procs?



If a sub program is called from mainprogram.I have opened cursor in main program and Fetch the result in subprogram ,Is it possible ?If yes please tell me the reason.

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what is the difference between COBOL2 AND COBOL390?



How can i load all the data from a file to Table (array) in cobol.How i manage the occurs clause with out reading the file.Any options avilable ? Please can any one help me it is urgent?



Suppose i have a variable with s9(18)v99 comp3 . what is the size of variable . If s9(18) comp3 is 10 bytes . There should be some difference between two allocations ? Thanks krishna chaitanya


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Suppose i have a Cobol field of 10 byte. it contains a decimal sign.How to know where is the point location?

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I have a PS file and I would like to manually insert the binary values (like a COMP format) into the file. How can i do that? the way do in COMP-3 format.. suppose i want to insert -12345 in to file in comp-3 format. simply we can open a file in edit mode and do HEX-ON and insert the value . SEE BELOW-- 135 24D in 3 bytes - this will be COMP-3 presenatation of -12345.

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

IBM, Wipro,

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


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


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


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


what is the difference between COBOL2 AND COBOL390?


If my program receives input feed from program in other system.. if the receiving field size is less than the sending field.. what abend will be happening.


I have a program with an Array of 5000 occurences which is being passed from 5 sub levels to the front end screen. Thess 5 programs using each 5*2 = 10 different arrays with size as 5000. This is causing the transaction to utilize more storage consupmtion. I am looking to reduce the storage consumption. As part of that initially i thought Dynamic array may solve my problem. After viewing the comments given i see its same as normal array. IS there any other way we can resolve this issue?


if we display var1 then what will b displayed in below condition. 77 var1 pic s9(2) value -10. 77 var1 pic s9(2) value -11. " " " -12. " " " -13. -14 ... ... -19.


What are options have been removed in COBOL 11?


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?


System Testing for Mainframe Developers What is System Testing? integration testing ? what's the procedure ..


IF I mention stop run in CICS what happens?


Hi Guys, I have faced one interview question if I have requirement to add 5 new columns to existing table what are prerequisite do i need to take.


How to define a array dynamically.....


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