I need to create a pipe-delimited file as output. The file will be sent to a server. Input is a sequential file. In some cases I have used FOCUS to output the file but I an concerned that FOCUS uses more system resources than COBOL. LRECL will be approx 500 bytes and Record count varies from 100,000-700,000 records.
Is there a COBOL statement or utility that will output a pipe delimited file? Or should I just build an output copybook with pipes between each field?