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mahaes

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:05 am    Post subject: What is minimal coding to run a program
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what is minimal coding to run a program...

ie we have code all the four divisions.........
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject:
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yes we do have .A standard cobol program consists of 4 divisions.

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID.
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION.
DATA DIVISION.
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
MAIN.

STOPRUN.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject:
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Where I work, somebody wrote an EXEC to validate copybooks.
The exec just adds:
Code:
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. DUMMY.
DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
before the COPY statement then run the compiler.
It seems PROCEDURE DIVISION is not even mandatory!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:29 pm    Post subject:
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But then again, the program is never executed, it's just for validation.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject:
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in vscobol II


id division.
program-id. hai.
procedure division.
stop run.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:30 am    Post subject: Re: What is minimal coding to run a program
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Finally, whats the correct answer for this post?
can we run a pgm without the procedure division?



regs
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: What is minimal coding to run a program
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The minimum requirement is:
Code:

       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION. 
       PROCEDURE DIVISION.       
           GOBACK.               
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: re minimum requirement for a cobol program to run
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hey u have mentioned GO BACK statement which is used only in COBOL-IMS programs, till my knowledge is concerned.....

but the thing is that, the control on coming to GO BACK, where does the control go????
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject:
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whenever GO BACK command is issued in in a main program(calling pgm) then the control is moved to the operating system, and its MVS here.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,
Just a little correction,
GOBACK takes the control back to where the program is called from.
In case, the program is called directly from JCL/PROC it takes the control back to the JES.

In case, the program is called from another program GOBACK takes the control back to the calling program.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject:
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minimal coding to run a program is
IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. NAME.
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
MAIN.
DISPLAY 'HELLO'.
STOP RUN.
DISPLAY statement can be replaced by any statement that can be executed

In the case we only want to compile the program
We can avoid DISPLAY statement

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:33 am    Post subject: Re: What is minimal coding to run a program
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Satish,
GOBACK can be used in COBOL -DB2 program's also.
Thanks
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mahaes

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Minimal code...
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This is the minimal code,

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION
PROGRAM-ID. EXE1.

The minimal code for printing someting on screen is,

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION
PROGRAM-ID. EXE1.
PROCEDURE DIVISION
DISPLAY 'HELLO WORLD'
STOP RUN.
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