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yb24060

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:12 pm    Post subject: Need some sample cobol copybooks
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Hi all,

I was wondering if somebody could send me some sample copybooks with varying degree of complexities.

Thanks,

Yogesh
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:11 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Yogesh,

Here's 1 you don't see often:

Cbk name is transrec.
Code:

01  :pre-:trans-rec.
    05  :pre-:trans-type    pic x(002).     
    05  :pre-:trans-amt     pic x(002).     
    05  :pre-:trans-date    pic x(002).   
    05  :pre-:trans-acct    pic x(002).   

In COBOL pgm code:

copy transrec replacing ==:pre-:== by ==inv-==

This tells the compiler to chang the pprefix in the cbk to inv-.
Another user could use sinv- for his/her purposes. It can also be used for both input and output files to make the field names unique.

I usually include the "-" between the colons so that I can elliminate the prefix if I have a mind to. I.e. ==:pre-:== by ====. You may need to separate those 4 =s w/a space. In fact check all the syntax here. I don't have a manual handy and I'm quoting from memory.

As I say, the usual caveats and copouts apply.
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