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Creating a pipe delimited file from COBOL

 
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dmanwi

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Creating a pipe delimited file from COBOL
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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?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:59 am    Post subject:
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Or should I just build an output copybook with pipes between each field?
It's tedious but not a very difficult thing to do. COBOL has no built-in support for pipe-delimited data sets.
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