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Query in MOVE statement in Cobol.

 
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sonasheetal

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:01 am    Post subject: Query in MOVE statement in Cobol.
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Hi Guys,
Please calrify the following things.
1) When 'MOVE' takes place in COBOL, Is only value of sending data is considered to be moved to receiving filed?
or
Are both value as well as datatype considered for the MOVE?

Because MOVE '123' to 9(3)
MOVE 123 to X(3) are possible.

but MOVE 'ABC' to 9(3) is not possible.
Please explain bit more.

2) Is this MOVE 123(declared as comp) to X(3) possible?If no Why.

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Sona.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject:
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I undersatand the concepts of move. If you know the answer for my queries, reply with suitable answer else tell me which manual you are refeering.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

If you click on "Manuals" at the top of the web page, documentation is available for multiple versions of mainframe COBOL. The first group of manuals is COBOL.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject:
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You can certainly test each of your questions.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject:
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Ya.. Better way to learn is by testing.

The move depends on compiler also.
Most of the times, moves wont give you errors but addition or other manipulation will throw errors.

9(3) to x(3) move is permitted.
9(3) to comp variable move wont give error.
But adding 9(3) to a COMP variable will result in S0C7.

moves in general wont throw errors...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject:
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lanand_hps wrote:
Ya.. Better way to learn is by testing.
But adding 9(3) to a COMP variable will result in S0C7.


TEST it with a 9(3) field containing valid numeric data!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Quote:
But adding 9(3) to a COMP variable will result in S0C7.
No, it won't - unless the 9(3) field has invalid data.

As Craig suggests - test it with valid data. . .
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As Craig suggests - test it with valid data. . .[/quote]

Get a 9(3) as input in the program using ACCEPT statement and test.
It will abend.
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lanand_hps wrote:
As Craig suggests - test it with valid data. . .


Get a 9(3) as input in the program using ACCEPT statement and test.
It will abend.[/quote]

Yes it will fail, if the 9(3) field contains nonnumeric data!
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