We are writing one program in which we have one file as input in that file there are multiple logical files and we have to do some processing and write this logical file to separate flat files i.e our output file but we are not knowing that the number of logical file one input file can conatin so how can we decide the number of output file in the program??
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COBOL is a compiled language. It does not support dynamic allocation of files except in a very limited way -- you have to predefine the file to COBOL then at run-time you can see if it exists. You cannot create a file on the fly in COBOL.