Also be aware that the REPLACING phrase of the COPY statement can act as a kind of 'macro' function. The replaced string in the copy-book is potentially dummy text with no meaning other than to act as a placeholder. Tom Liotta cobol400-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > 1. Re: Regarding Cobol CopyBook (MichaelQuigley) > > > A copybook can be any source code: working-storage, environment division, > procedure division, . . . . If there is source code in a COBOL program > which will be used in multiple programs, it is often put in a copybook. > Then any program can include this source by using the copy statement. > > As far as converting copybooks to other formats, I don't think that's what > you really mean. Perhaps the function of the copybook can be moved to a > dynamic program call or static procedure call, but the a copybook is just > a portion of COBOL source. > I hope that helps. > > Original message: > -------------------------------------------------- > > I am a java programmer. I am working on converting > Cobol copybooks to other formats. I went through a > couple of Cobol tutorials but could not find any > reference to copybook in them. > > - Is copybook a way of representing the Working > Storage section in a file just like "include files" in > C/C++ or is it more than that ? Or is it like a data > format definition like an XSD ? > > - Is there any standard specification for copybook > which I can reference. Searching on google only > yielded examples of copybooks rather than the spec > itself. -- Tom Liotta The PowerTech Group, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 Phone 253-872-7788 x313 Fax 253-872-7904 http://www.powertech.com __________________________________________________________________ Introducing the New Netscape Internet Service. Only $9.95 a month -- Sign up today at http://isp.netscape.com/register Netscape. Just the Net You Need. New! Netscape Toolbar for Internet Explorer Search from anywhere on the Web and block those annoying pop-ups. Download now at http://channels.netscape.com/ns/search/install.jsp
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