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How to pass parm parameter to COBOL program

 
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Rudraraju

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:32 pm    Post subject: How to pass parm parameter to COBOL program
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Hi,

can you any one help me , i want to pass data like (A or B or C or D... like this) thru parm and in cobol i want to check in procedure division if A goto para-100 else B goto para-200 like , insted of this how can i code evaluate ...

Raj
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parikshit123

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Code:

EVALUATE PARAM-VALUE

WHEN 'A'
  goto para-100
WHEN 'B'
 goto para-200
...
...

END-EVALUATE
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shreevamsi

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Related parm parameter
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hI,

If i understood your requirement, You need to Pass the Parm to cobol program eitehr A or B or C.

There are 2 ways to pass the Para to the Program.

The First is use PARM='A' in the JCL
//COBOLPGM EXEC PGM=PGM
// PARM=('A')

or

pass the Param value thru SYSIN as

//SYSIN DD *
A
/*
//Input ...........


You just choose either of the methods.
Please be free if still not clear with this..

~Vamsi
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creator.abhishek

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Related parm parameter
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hello,

u can pass the value into cobol pragram by giving parm parameter like
//step1 exec pgm=pgm1,parm='xyz'
//...........

that xyz value would be recieve in linkage section of cobol program..
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Muthukumar.PLindia

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: A small doubt in this
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IF we are passing parm from JCL to cobol the linkage section should be coded like this


linkage section
01 ls-var
03 filler pic x(02)
03 ls-parm pic clause

Is it like first 2 bytes will store the length of the parm variable?
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