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Ganesh K Rajan

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:07 pm    Post subject: COBOL array
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Hi,

In mainframe Cobol the array starts with 0 or with 1

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject:
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it starts with 1.
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Ganesh K Rajan

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:28 pm    Post subject:
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Deepa,

Wont it start with 0????
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 4:43 pm    Post subject:
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no it starts with 1.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject:
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To my knowledge It starts with 1.

if you try storing some value in Array(0) it will produce erroneous results
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject:
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i thnk it will give OC7 when u try to access array(0)....as i faced once the same.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 5:53 pm    Post subject:
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i don't think you will get a soc7 while accessing it. the data willnot get stored as expected. still u can display them. May be u got SOC7 while doing some manipulations with it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject:
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i was getting when some how program was moving array(0) to a another working storage varibale, since that area is not defined and u r trying to access it, so in that case won't it give OC7?? Please clarify my doubt...
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: COBOL array
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Hi,

S0C7 can happen due to

1. Numeric operation on Non-numeric data
2. Un-initialized working-storage
3. Coding past the min/max allowed subscript
4. etc.

The move you had mentioned could belong the the 1) category in the above list.

Please correct if I'm wrong.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 12:24 pm    Post subject:
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hi avalanches,
you are correct.I think that was happening what you had mentioned in 3rd point. well i think now Ganesh K Rajan's doub't is solved.
any comment are always welcome.... icon_biggrin.gif
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