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Re: stupid cobol question


  • Subject: Re: stupid cobol question
  • From: rbbaird@xxxxxxxxxxx (Rick Baird)
  • Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 15:33:47 -0500

fixed

Scott Monnig wrote:
> 
> Rick,
> 
> Yes there is a *LIKE like working storage definition, it is LIKE.  When
> defining working storage variables instead of a normal PIC X(2) or
> whatever, substitute LIKE FIELD or LIKE FIELD OF QUALIFIER:
> 
>         01  ws-variable1      LIKE FIELD1.
>         01  ws-variable2      LIKE FIELD2 OF MASTERREC.


jeez, go figure it would be this easy.  I feel so inadequate!  :(


> I think
>         FIELD1 RENAMES FIELD2  will replace all instances of field2 with

> REDEFINES is a way to look at a variable in alternate ways or with

> Hope this helps (and is correct),

close enough - the LIKE was what I was looking for - thanks loads
!
I was led astray by all the so-called "experienced cobol programmers" in
this shop.  they told me there was no such animal, and I thought maybe
the redefine or rename was something I could use.

rick
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