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How can i get only first and last record info in cobol

 
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crreddy

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 4:16 pm    Post subject: How can i get only first and last record info in cobol
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Hi all.
Here is an interview question:
How can I get only the first and the last record information into the output in a cobol program?
Are there any cobol Statements available to access exactly first and last records of a file?

Please let me know the solution with piece of code if possible.

Thanks,
crreddy.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject:
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You can read an i/p file once & write the o/p. Then keep on reading till the end of input file. When the end of file is encountered, write the record. Thus both first & last records can be written.
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