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SELECT clause in COBOL

 
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Preetha Ramkumar

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: SELECT clause in COBOL
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Hi,

My query is on SELECT clause in COBOL.Usually we give the JCL DD name in the SELECT statements as below

SELECT IN-FILE ASSIGN TO IN-RAW
SELECT OUT-FILE ASSIGN To OUT-RAW

but in some programs the DD file names are prefixed with UT-S like:

SELECT IN-FILE ASSIGN TO UT-S-IN-RAW(in JCL the DD name is only IN-RAW)
SELECT OUT-FILE ASSIGN To UT-S-OUT-RAW

What exactly is the meaning of the prefix UT-S.

Waiting for the response.
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Rupesh.Kothari

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: SELECT clause in COBOL
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Hi,

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What exactly is the meaning of the prefix UT-S


I believe it should be project specific,becaue I never see this in my project.

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Rupesh
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superk

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: SELECT clause in COBOL
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Please search. This question has been asked and answered many times.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject:
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hy Preetha,

UT-S is Unit sequential, which can be omited also,
therefore is the same...

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Preetha Ramkumar

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Martin,

Thanks for the reply.Just wanted to know is there any advantage of using that in program because not all the programs are using UT-S.What can be the reason to specify it in some programs.

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Preeth
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:12 pm    Post subject:
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hy Preetha,

just use it or omit it... it's optional...

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