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CALLING-POINT in COBOL

 
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hcl_ln

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: CALLING-POINT in COBOL
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Hello,

I came across the below statement in our shop cobol programs, after opening, writing, rewriting, closing VSAM files and checking for its status.

MOVE nnn to CALLING-POINT.

Can anybody point me in the right direction ??
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hcl_ln

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject:
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Basically I am looking for, what is it's significance and what it does ??

Thanks in advance ! ! !
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject:
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Since CALLING-POINT is not a COBOL reserved word, only the source code can answer that question. If this is in many of your production programs, a peer would be the best place to inquire.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply to: CALLING-POINT in COBOL
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Hcl,

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CALLING-POINT


Do a search in your COBOL program for CALLING-POINT. If u can list us all the places where it is used may be we could get you the significance of this field.

ALso check the copybooks if this field is not declared in your program.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply to: CALLING-POINT in COBOL
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usually this a trick, in complex programs, with lots of subroutines,
to setup some kind of eyecatcher to find out in case of an abend whre the program got stuck

really installation dependent... ask Your peers

maybe not even an installation standard, probably some leftover from testing
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