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sibi Yohannan

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Cobol Call Query
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Hi,

Please help me with the below query on Cobol Call, correct me if I am wrong.

PGM-A Calls PGM-B multiple times within PGM-A.

When PGM-B is called multiple times, the variables used by PGM-B will be initialized by the System ? If it is not reinitialized how to get that re-initialized whenever the PGM-B is called.

Please advice

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject:
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What research have you done in the COBOL manuals so far?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject:
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Or perhaps a simple test?
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either employ the INITIAL clause explained here

Or

have code initializing your working-storage each time you enter the module.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject:
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I am still trying to promote the use of LOCAL-STORAGE SECTION,
although I have yet to use it myself...

From the cobol book:
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The local-storage section defines storage that is allocated and freed on a per-invocation basis. On each invocation, data items defined in the local-storage section are reallocated. Each data item that has a VALUE clause is initialized to the value specified in that clause.
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