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Why file status is declared as pic x(2)

 
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nandinihb

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:15 am    Post subject: Why file status is declared as pic x(2)
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hi
i have q query in declaration of the file staus in working storage section.
why file status is declared as pic x(2). why not it is pic 9(2).?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: file status data type
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nandini,

File Status Code variable can be defined 9(2) or 99 too.
I dont think its mandatory to define it like X(2).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: file status data type
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Priyesh,

as for as i know, the file status should be declared only as two byte alphanumeric and not anything else.

suggestions welcomed.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: file status data type
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Gowtham,

Original poster did not ask what SHOULD BE the type of the variable, original question was :
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why file status is declared as pic x(2). why not it is pic 9(2).?

& yes it CAN BE declared as numeric variable too... Isn't it ??

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: file status data type
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Hi,
I think this will give anwers to all your questions...
From manuals..
[img]FILE STATUS IS data-name-1 ---where data-name-1 Specifies the 2-character COBOL FILE STATUS key that should be defined
in the Working-Storage Section.[/img]

So generally file status code identifier is coded as alphanumeric..

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mfsiri

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:52 pm    Post subject:
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Hi RSC,


what is img??? your answer is not clear.
Pls explain it again.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: file status data type
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Hi,
Those are just like HTML tags that came when i used the buttons provided for composing replies in this forum...
U can ignore them..

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject:
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Why exactly we need to declare x(02) ?????
Any one pls provide solution.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: file status data type
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priyesh.agrawal wrote:
Gowtham,

Original poster did not ask what SHOULD BE the type of the variable, original question was :
Quote:
why file status is declared as pic x(2). why not it is pic 9(2).?

& yes it CAN BE declared as numeric variable too... Isn't it ??

Regards,
Priyesh.



I agree with you priyesh.

cheers,

gowtham
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