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guruji
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 Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: How to calculate the length of a variable length field? hI, I have a piece of copybook like below: 05 WS-NEW-FLD PIC X(37). 03 WS-DETAILS. 05 WS-LINES OCCURS 0 TO 1000 DEPENDING ON WS-LINE-CNT INDEXED BY WS-NDX. 07 WS-LINE-TYPE PIC 9(2). I have to calculate the starting position of WS-LINE-TYPE. How to calculate the length of WS-LINES?It ia a variable length fielda no? Please help

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 Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: ??????????? starting position of ws-line-type(1) is the same as ws-lines. the length of ws-lines is length(ws-lines) or if ws-line-cnt > 0 then compute len-ws-lines = ws-line-cnt * length(ws-line-type) end-compute else move zero to len-ws-lines end-if
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