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LEVEL NO: 78 IN COBOL

 
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gkchakri
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:48 pm    Post subject: LEVEL NO: 78 IN COBOL
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HI,

DO V HAVE LEVEL NUMBER 78 IN ANY OF THE NEWER VERSIONS OF COBOL.

IF U HAVE USED IT ANY WHERE. PLEASE REPLY ME WITH ANY SORT OF EXAMPLE.

THANKING YOU,

KALYAN
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re
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Dear Kalyan,

There is no 78 Level Number available in any of Mainframe COBOL. I think it may be in other COBOLs... As for as I know, it's not available.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject: 78 level number
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dear kalyan,

the level number 78 is used for constant declaration. as far as im concerned i feel its not specified in any of the books, friend. okay?!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:26 pm    Post subject:
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78 is a Micro Focus speciality. The same as 77, but with the added element that the field is a named constant which cannot alter its value while the program is being run.

Level-number 78 associates a value with the name of a constant.Entries that specify constant-names, to be associated with
the value of a particular literal, have been assigned the special
level-number 78.
It can begin in Area A or Area B.
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mcmillan

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re
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Hai All,

For a long period, COBOL developers are trying to get an ANSI approval for declaring constants. (Since 1974) But it was not happened even in COBOL-2002 also. I believe there is no necessity of doing it. If ANSI approves it, then it will be 99 and not 78.

78 level number is not available in any of the mainframe cobol including IBM COBOL, ENTERPRISE COBOL & in ANSI - 2002. But I heard, its available in MICROFOCUS COBOL.
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