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What is the use of special-names clause

 
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guruguha

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: What is the use of special-names clause
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Hi,
What is the use of special-names clause in Environment division?

eg: the syntax is like:

C02 IS LCP-CH2

Please come with a nice reply since this is seldom used.

Thanks,
Karthikeyan.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject:
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The SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph:
Relates IBM-specified environment-names to user-defined mnemonic-names
Relates alphabetic-names to character sets or collating sequences
Specifies symbolic characters v Relates class names to sets of characters
Specifies one or more currency sign values and defines a picture symbol to represent each currency sign value in PICTURE clauses
Specifies that the functions of the comma and decimal point are to be interchanged in PICTURE clauses and numeric literals

Is that "nice" enough?
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Special names?
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Hi Thompson,
Sorry I could not understand this.
Please explain me clearly.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject:
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Why don't you take a look at the documentation on the SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph and the topics that follow it in the manual. They can explain much more clearly.
If you still have some specific questions, feel free to ask them.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

I believe this is overstated.
Quote:
C02 IS LCP-CH2

Please come with a nice reply since this is seldom used.


It is used in most batch programs that produce a printed report. This is the way most programs reach top-of-form when new report headings are printed.
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