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kiran

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 4:58 pm    Post subject: select clause query
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Hi,

my query is , if suppose, we've

SELECT FILE1 ASSIGN TO DD1
ORGANIZATION ..........
ACCESS MODE..........
FILE STATUS ..........

can we declare DD1 as working-storage section variable like:

working-storage section.
01 DD1 pic x(20) value 'c:\nnnn\txt'.

And also i want to know about " EXTERNAL in the SELECT clause".

pls send me the answer
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Nitin Tambe

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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 10:33 pm    Post subject:
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from the value you are passing in to the variable it seems that it is a PC-Cobol if yes then u can very much do it.
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Arun Joseph

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:29 pm    Post subject:
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I think u have to give
01 FILE1 pic x(20) value 'c:\nnnn\txt'
instead of
01 DD1 pic x(20) value 'c:\nnnn\txt'.

Am i right?
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nave

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 6:22 pm    Post subject:
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hi kiran,


you should not declare ws variable as DD1.since it will show some error during run time.

as exetrnal means the variable can be declared with any no of pic clause in different subroutines.
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