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Calculation of record size thru a cobol program

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Calculation of record size thru a cobol program
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Dear experts.

Can you please tell me how to calculate a record size of a file thru a cobol program..

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Calculation of record size
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Could you be more specific? A COBOL program has to know the length of the records as defined in the FD Section before it can ever use a file and before it can ever be compiled.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject:
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The compiler output includes a DMAP (you may need to set the compiler parm) which has every field length in hex. Note that positions of subfields therein are also shown, but as zero-based, meaning first byte is zero, which is the norm in hex addressing.

If you convert a position to decimal, remember to +1 to get the 1-based position.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: Do you mean size of the record-structure?
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If you mean calculating size of record structure then use

LENGTH OF operator.
Code:

WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01 REC-ST.
 05 VAR1
 05 VAR2
......
compute var-len = length of rec-st + 4

 

LENGTH OF REC-ST will return size of REC-ST in bytes.
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