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What is the advantage of using BLOCK CONTAINS clause n cobol

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:55 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

What is the advantage of using BLOCK CONTAINS clause in cobol file definition...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

It allows the code to specify an exact blksize (not acceptable on most systems these days) or permits the blksize to be determined at run-time (far more desirable).

For more complete info, i'd suggest you look in the COBOL documentation available via the "Manuals" link at the top of the page.
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