Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

Is FILLER a data type or not ?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> COBOL Programming
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
ch.prashant

New User


Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 27
Location: Hyderabad

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject:
Reply with quote

is filler a data type or not ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

guptae

Moderator


Joined: 14 Oct 2005
Posts: 1187
Location: Bangalore,India

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:30 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

No its not a data type.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
guptae

Moderator


Joined: 14 Oct 2005
Posts: 1187
Location: Bangalore,India

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:33 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Hi prashanth,

There is a special type of COBOL field called FILLER. This reserves space in a COBOL record, commonly for future expansion or to fill a gap created by a redefined field. FILLER is a reserved word, and you can have as many FILLER fields in a record as you want -- the name does not have to be unique as field names must be.
Filler can also be used to create a field, or place holder, that you will never need to refer to by name, so you might find it contains actual data, not just blank space.

01 CUSTOMER-RECORD.
05 LAST-NAME PIC X(15).
05 FIRST-NAME PIC X(8).
05 STREET-ADDRESS PIC X(20).
05 CITY PIC X(17).
05 STATE PIC XX.
05 ZIP-CODE PIC 9(5).
05 FILLER PIC X(10).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> COBOL Programming All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
No new posts copying data without knowing location arunsoods DFSORT/ICETOOL 6 Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:03 pm
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Fetching data from BAI File arunsoods JCL & VSAM 1 Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:28 pm
No new posts Loading data to table gives wrong for... Raghu navaikulam DB2 18 Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:11 pm
No new posts SQL - select data available in index Nileshkul DB2 3 Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:30 am
No new posts NDM syntax checking without actually ... GAPX1 All Other Mainframe Topics 0 Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:36 am


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us