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sahaanup

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: select statement in cobol
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hi,
in the select statement like below:
SELECT INFILE ASSIGN TO UT-S-INFILE
what does the UT- means?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject:
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IIRC, way back when the UT-S- referred to UTility (although I've also heard it referred to Unit as in unit record device) and sequential (you also saw DA-S- for Direct Access). Enterprise COBOL continues to support the old format as documentation; only the DD name is needed now except for sequential VSAM files (which need AS-ddname).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

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although I've also heard it referred to Unit as in unit record device
Once upon a time, unit record devices (card in, card out, paper. . .) were coded as:
Code:
SELECT CONTROL-CARD ASSIGN TO UR-S-CTLCARD
or
SELECT PRINT-OUT    ASSIGN TO UR-S-PRINTOUT
Yup, we actually punched ourput cards to be used as input to other processes.

Utility devices (tape, dasd) used the UT-S-DDNAME format.
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