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COBOL Program as both ONLINE and BATCH??

 
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abdul.faras

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: COBOL Program as both ONLINE and BATCH??
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Is it possible to have a program which serves both as ONLINE as well as BATCH?

If YES what changes this program should have?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply to: COBOL Program as both ONLINE and BATCH??
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Your interviewer forgot to specify the environment,
the answers is "DEPENDS"
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject:
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What changes it would need in ONLINE and in BATCH?
Apart from removing Linkage Section for Batch.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject:
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Apart from removing Linkage Section for Batch.


the above comment makes no sense.


If a modules' intended usage is to be a sub-program CALLable from both online and batch, one should use a COBOL CALL, and the linkage would be that which is necessary for the subprogram to perform its function.
If a module is intended to be used in both batch and online, there is no need to reference EIB fields or DFHcomm fields. A copybook, defining the data necessary for the submodule, should be created and used.
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In general you should avoid CICS sentences and Sequential FILEs.
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Thank you all for replies.......
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