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Rajamani13

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Need information on Cobol occurs clause
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I have a question on Cobol occurs clause.

i declared an internal table with occurs 2000.then when i am trying to add the data with more than 2000 it is accepting.

My question is i declared the internal table with occurs 2000 but it is creating more than 2000 when i am trying to add it, then what is the use occurs clause.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject:
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if you compile with SSRANGE option then, If I'm not wrong, the program abends with a U4038...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject:
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In addition to acevedo's reply, you might like to check this link http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=35028&highlight=ssrange
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Thanks for making me aware the compiler options SSRANGE/NOSSRANGE. Now I got the answer.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject:
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The OCCURS clause defines the size of the table. Unless SSRANGE is being used, however, there is nothing in COBOL to prevent you from exceeding the table size by however many elements you want to. Eventually, though, you'll start writing to program storage (overlaying your code) or storage not associated with your program and will get an ABEND of one form or another.
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