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Append record to an already existing flat file using COBOL

 
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Lavanya_Dhushetty
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Append record to an already existing flat file using COBOL
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How to append record to an already existing flat file using COBOL?

Answers:
a. By OPEN-ing the file in EXTENDED mode
b. By OPEN-ing the file in I – O mode and writing after EOF is reached
c. None
d. By OPEN-ing the file in OUTPUT mode
e. It is not possible to append records to a flat file from COBOL

The given answer is a.
But from the manuals it is either in extended mode or output mode.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: files
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Lavanya_Dhushetty wrote:
The given answer is a.
But from the manuals it is either in extended mode or output mode.
Good, but could you point me to the text in the manual that says that output can be used to extend?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

The COBOL Open OUTPUT has been used to append records to an existing file has been used for many years (needs DISP of MOD).

Not sure that EXTEND is needed to append records to an existing file icon_confused.gif

Maybe all of that has been changed icon_question.gif
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