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Cobol-Why do we write 'D' in column 7

 
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vodeti
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:13 pm    Post subject: Cobol-Why do we write 'D' in column 7
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Hello friends,


Why do we write 'D' in column 7.Try to explain me with some examples.



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Cobol-Why do we write 'D' in column 7
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HI Vani,

D in 7th column of a COBOL Program denotes a Debugging Line.

What is a debugging Line....From the manual..
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A debugging line is a statement that is compiled only when the compile-time switch is activated. Debugging lines allow you, for example, to check the value of a data-name at certain points in a procedure.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Vani,
Please do remember to search the forum before you post your queries.
The same question has been answered already.Check this...
http://ibmmainframes.com/viewtopic.php?t=6096
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Sridevi.
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