Portal | Manuals | References | Downloads | Info | Programs | JCLs | Master the Mainframes
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index
 
Register
 
IBM Mainframe Computers Forums Index Mainframe: Search IBM Mainframe Forum: FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages Log in
 

 

Why File Staus code is in AlphaNumeric

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> COBOL Programming
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Author Message
rahul_desai29

New User


Joined: 15 Mar 2006
Posts: 10
Location: fl;jds

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: FILE STATUS CODE DECLARATION
Reply with quote

hi all

i want to know,is there any scenario between declaring file-status code in ws as alphanumeric x(2) and comparing with numeric items

RAHUL
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Gautam512

Active User


Joined: 05 Oct 2005
Posts: 309
Location: Vizag / US

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Why File Staus code is in AlphaNumeric
Reply with quote

Hi,

I have one document on File Status, hope this will be hekp full for u.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gautam512

Active User


Joined: 05 Oct 2005
Posts: 309
Location: Vizag / US

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Why File Staus code is in AlphaNumeric
Reply with quote

Hi,

I have one document on File Status, hope this will be hekp full for u.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mmwife

Super Moderator


Joined: 30 May 2003
Posts: 1592

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:37 am    Post subject:
Reply with quote

Hi Rahul,

I'll ans the ques posed in the title fo your post. I'm not sure I understand the post itself.

I would guess that they chose A/N because an A/N field is directly DISPLAYable and they can expand, if neccessary, beyond 99 to A0 thru ZZ.

I say "I would guess" because the developer of the system code makes that call.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    IBMMAINFRAMES.com Support Forums -> COBOL Programming All times are GMT + 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 

Search our Forum:

Similar Topics
Topic Author Forum Replies Posted
This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Fetching data from BAI File arunsoods JCL & VSAM 1 Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:28 pm
No new posts Write out NODUPS but just from one file Jay Villaverde DFSORT/ICETOOL 8 Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:44 am
No new posts UNIT=AFF for Easytrieve code gandikk JCL & VSAM 7 Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:42 pm
No new posts How to add header with Date(YYMMDD) i... Rajan Moorthy DFSORT/ICETOOL 2 Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:44 pm
No new posts How to generate a new unique Input fi... for1ranjith CLIST & REXX 11 Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:09 pm


Facebook
Back to Top
 
Mainframe Wiki | Forum Rules | Bookmarks | Subscriptions | FAQ | Tutorials | Contact Us