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vinu

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:27 am    Post subject: switches in COBOL
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I gave this in working-storage

01 END-OF-FILE-IND PIC X.
88 END-OF-FILE VALUE 'Y'.
88 NOT-END-OF-FILE VALUE 'N'.

01 END-OF-LN01-FILE-IND PIC X.
88 END-OF-LN01-FILE VALUE 'Y'.
88 NOT-END-OF-LN01-FILE VALUE 'N'.

and after compilation, the error was like

PICTURE CLAUSE SPECIFIED FOR GROUP ITEM "END-OF-LN01-FILE-IND"

should all switches be declared together only, as a rule ? icon_question.gif
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shivashunmugam Muthu

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: switches in COBOL
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No need to group together. First tell me the complete error. Its nt clear.
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mmwife

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:22 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Vinu,

Take a look at the stmt following
88 NOT-END-OF-LN01-FILE VALUE 'N'.

It's probably an 05 level stmt. If you have a pic in the 01 level you canfollow it with a non-01 levelstmt. E.g. this is illegal:


01 END-OF-LN01-FILE-IND PIC X.
88 END-OF-LN01-FILE VALUE 'Y'.
88 NOT-END-OF-LN01-FILE VALUE 'N'.
05 XXX PIC XX.

You'll get the error msg you described.
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