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spriya

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:22 am    Post subject: what is the output of the following interview question
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what is the output of the following
01 grp-1.
05 sub-ft1 pic xx value'ab'.
05 sub-ft2 pic x(6) value spaces.
05 grp-2 redefine grp1.
02 sub-ft2 pic xx.
02 sub-ft3 pic xx.
02 filler picx(4).
if sub-ft1 not=space
display'sub-ft1'.
move "abdefc" to grp-1.
if sub-ft2 =space
display'sub-ft2'
else
display'sub-ft3'
display'end'
else
display'space,
display'end'.
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narenndra_tallapireddy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:41 am    Post subject:
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please make sure that the level nos which you mentioned are correct if it is the answer will abcdef of group-1.

i think the level nos must be identical when we are redifing the data elements of one group to another.other wise it will not redefine. simply it will move abcdef to group-1 .

if iam mistaken please correct me.

narendra.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject:
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I guess this code will not compile. REDEFINES should be at the same level only.
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spriya

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: interview question
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yes i did wrong the level number should b same
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject:
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Hi priya,

You've also got 2 else following the last if. That's a compile error too.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: what is the output of the following interview question
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hi mmwife,

bt they asked like this in my interview.can u tell me the ans...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:16 am    Post subject:
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Hi Priya,

If what you posted is what they gave you, your only answer has to be:

Your ques has 2 syntactical errors. The 05 levels must be subsumed under one or more of the three 02 levels. You have them BEFORE the 02 levels.

The last IF stmt is followed by two ELSE stmts. Only one is permissable.

The code will not compile successfully.

I don't know why they did this. Maybe they made a mistake. Maybe it's a trick question.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:19 am    Post subject: what is the output of the following interview question
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Hi spriya,

The answer to this is that you cant actually get any output. Thats because you cant successfully compile this peice of code. While compilation you will get IGYPS2011 error saying an else doesnt have a matching if. Maybe this was the answer your interviewer was expecting.

Vinod Chawda
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