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ABC DS CL3
ABC DS XL3
Either of these is the equivalent. However, note that COBOL does certain conversions that Assembler will not (for example, if X contains 'ABC' and you move it in COBOL to ABC then ABC contains 123 since the sign zones are forced to match the PICTURE; both Assembler variables would contain 'ABC' since zone changes will not be done).