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Tool for calculating the record length of a file

 
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Geethi

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: Tool for calculating the record length of a file
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Hi,

Does anybody have a tool for calculating the record length of a fixed/variable length COBOL file, if the layout is specified ? I know one of my friends had written a script in VB; but unfortunately he's not reachable now. (and I'm not familiar in VB to code) If somebody have the same, please post it. (when the layout is pretty big, adding the length of each field is time-consuming)

Thanks in advance,
Geethi
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject:
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Put the layout in a very short COBOL program's WS and let the compiler compute it for you.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:09 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

You may also get the length of a record using file-aid if your site has the product installed.

If the file has already been created, you can get the length from the existing file.
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