The THRU clause is only valid for level 88.  See 'Data Description Entry
- Format 3' page 30 of the ILE COBOL Reference Summary.  Levels 01
through 49 and 77 can only contain a single value.  

01  Variables.
        05 Var1 pic XX.
                88 Lower-Half           value '00' thru '49'.
                88 Upper-Half           value '50' thru '99'.


IF Lower-Half
        statements...
EndIf.

Or 

Evaluate True
        When Lower-Half
                statements...
        When Upper-Half 
                statements...
        When Other
                statements...
End-Evaluate.




Basil Zangare
Nikon Inc


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Santhamurthy_Veeraraghavan
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 7:46 AM
To: cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [COBOL400-L] VALUE CLAUSE in working storage

Hi,

Is it possible to have the VALUES as '0 thru 99' for a variable in
working storage and check for a condition in procedure division?  Kindly
clarify?

Working-storage section.
77 VAR1 PIC 9(2) VALUES 0 THRU 99

Procedure division.
.
.
.
If var1 = 34
...statemetns..
Endif

Thanks & Regards,
Santha




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