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Is there any data type(& level No) in Cobol like DB2 VAR

 
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pkmurali
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Is there any data type(& level No) in Cobol like DB2 VAR
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Hi Everybody,

I like to use an Data type(Numeric)that accepts the variable length in COBOL like DB2 VAR CHAR.Is there any Level No for the same.Please Reply Soon.
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priyesh.agrawal

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there any data type(& level No) in Cobol like DB2
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I like to use an Data type(Numeric)that accepts the variable length in COBOL like DB2 VAR CHAR.Is there any Level No for the same.Please Reply Soon.

No there is not, why not to declare NUMERIC value with the maximum number of digits it may have....If you dont know that...give Maximum...

From Manuals FYI...

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Priyesh.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:35 am    Post subject:
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Hi PK,

You can define a DB2 varchar host variable in COBOL like this:
Code:

05  your-data.
    49  yr-data-len  pic S9(4) comp.
    49  yr-data-txt  pic  X(25).


The len contains the length of the string in txt. You then use a refmod move to extract the string.

E.g. move yr-data-txt(1:yr-data-len) to some-where
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