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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Pass value from JCL and use in COBOL Array
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I want to pass value from a PARM to COBOL pgm. Could I use the parm value in Array?

02 X-TAB-05 OCCURS 1 TO PARM1-REC TIMES
DEPENDING ON X-05
INDEXED BY X-IND-05.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject:
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Have you searched the forum / manuals for reading values from PARM.
Once you have read the value you can use it however you want.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:45 pm    Post subject:
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you can even redefine the parm value as a COBOL Internal table in linkage section.

but, maybe that is too much information.
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02 X-TAB-05 OCCURS 1 TO PARM1-REC TIMES
DEPENDING ON X-05
INDEXED BY X-IND-05.

question is..can I use PARM1-REC in occurs clause??
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well maximum size of PARM can only be 100.

and did you check the syntax of the occurs clause?
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question is..can I use PARM1-REC in occurs clause??
Did you check the manual (link at the top of the page)? The COBOL Language Reference clearly states that OCCURS integer-1 TO integer-2 TIMES is the syntax. I'm sure if you search enough you will discover that COBOL means integer numbers only when it says integer-2 -- NOT VARIABLES. Per the manual, I believe the answer to your question is no, you cannot use PARM1-REC in the OCCURS clause.
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