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anatha

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:21 am    Post subject: How to find string length in COBOL ?
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Hi Friends,

How do u findout the string length in COBOL? (Note:- The string is the
combination of two or more strings Ex:- ?Ravi Kumar?)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:59 am    Post subject:
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hi anatha,
length Function shoul solve u r problem

thanks
Balaji
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Length Function
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Hi anatha,
Adding to balaji's point u may use the function in this manner:

Code:

01 X Pic 9(2).
01 Output-Record.
05 Product-Name Pic x(20).
05 Product-Number Pic 9(9).
05 Product-Price Pic 9(6).
. . .
Procedure Division.

Compute X = Function Length(Output-Record)


The LENGTH function returns the length of a national item in national characters.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks khamarutheen ,
But i have small doubt what is
"Function Length(Output-Record) "
what is Function .that is user defined function or .......
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Function in cobol
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Hi anatha,

FUNCTION is a reserved word, but the function-names are not
reserved. So to invoke any built in function v follow as

Syntx:
FUNCTION Funtionname(parameter)

Like that. Hope Understood. Let me know if u wanna more....
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