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santohsks1987
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Cobol Conditions to check a variable
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Hi,

Cobol Variable "NAME" should be only alpha, apostrophe,period or dash else i should generate the error.

Please guide me on how to perform this check on the variable. icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Cobol Conditions
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santohsks1987 wrote:
Hi,

Cobol Variable "NAME" should be only alpha, apostrophe,period or dash else i should generate the error.

Please guide me on how to perform this check on the variable. icon_smile.gif


hard to guide you when we do not know what you are doing when
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i should generate the error.


why not wait for the compiler?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject:
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I have a variable NAME, I am performing validations on this variable and the check which i have to do is

If NAME = alpha, apostrophe, period or dash
continue
else
set error-flag
end-if

How to perform the if check
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject:
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you could use the CLASS Clause found in COBOL Reference and the PROGRAMERS Guide
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject:
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Please go through the below link.

http://www.cobolportal.com/resources/articles/20000403_001.asp?bhcp=1
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