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KS

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Special names in COBOL
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Hi all,

In one of the COBOL report program I find a special names line included in the configuration section of Environment division.
Pls have a look at the pgm :

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. EX.
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
CONFIGURATION SECTION.
SOURCE-COMPUTER. B-6700.
OBJECT-COMPUTER. B-6700.
SPECIAL NAMES. CHANNEL 1 IS PAGE-TOP.

Can anybody pls explain me the significance of the above bold line ?

Thanks,
KS
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hariavinash

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject:
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use a google search for SPECIAL NAMES in COBOL. you will get loads.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:36 am    Post subject:
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It equates the name PAGE-TOP to the character that tells the printer device to skip to chanel 1 (the top of the page) before (or after) the next line is printed.

Check the pgm code for how (and where) PAGE-TOP is used.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks mmwife.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:41 pm    Post subject: Hi!
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Under Special names u can specify


currency sign '$' (any sign which u use in program)
decimal symbol comma

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