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Deleting the first row from a sequntial file

 
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shobhit garg

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Deleting the first row from a sequntial file
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Hi ,

Can you tell me how can I delete a first row from sequential file with the help of COBOl program.

I know that we can delete entire file but I need to delete only first record,

Can anybody help me
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Deleting the first row from a sequntial file
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You can't "DELETE" records from sequential datasets. You have to read the first record, toss it, them read-and-write from the second record to the EOF. You'll have to use a different output dataset. Then, once you're done, you can delete the original, and rename the new dataset to the old name.
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