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acenk

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Cobol Copybook - Pointers
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Hi,

does anybody know what's the size/lengh of a pointer into a cobol copybook?
I know that I have to declare it using the clause "USAGE AS POINTER", but I need to know in what position (in bytes) the following field begins. For example:

01 BOOK0001.

05 FIELD_1 PIC 9(05).
* 001
05 FIELD_2 PIC X(02).
* 006
05 PT_1 USAGE AS POINTER
* 008 - ???

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Cobol Copybook - Pointers
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It is a 4 byte field used for base addressing.
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