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cvadlamudi

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Variable length record processing
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Hi,

Is there any way to get the length of a Variable record when it is read from the varaiable input file.

I am using COBOL74, this won't accept
"RECORD IS VARYING FROM 1 TO 100 DEPENDING ON WS-LEN"
and no INSPECT statements.

Thanks & Regards,
Chandramouli.V
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mmwife

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:52 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Chandra,

If you're using a COB74 era Compiler, there s/b a manual available that explains the process of READing a var rec w/COB75 generated code.

I scanned the manual and it's fairly complicated, and you're right, VARYING is NOT supported.

Also, as I recall, there was a way of getting at the RDW (that gives you the len of the rec just read) in COB74 pgms.
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