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krishnakumarramaraj

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: select * statement in cobol program
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What are disadvantages if we use select * statement in cobol program
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Why bring data into your program that is not needed?

Many organizations do not permit SELECT * in production code.

It may make impact analysis more time consuming.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply to: select * statement in cobol program
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and what if table structure changes later on (like a column addition), you would need to modify all such SELECT * calls then.
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