It is possible to do it the way you suggest.  The 'VALUE'-clause in this
context, only gives the variable an initial  value when the program is
loaded into memeory for execution.

Later on, in the pgm, the variable can be given different values, and
can be tested on in various ways.


Geir Kildal.


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Subject: [COBOL400-L] VALUE CLAUSE in working storage


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

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

Procedure division.
If var1 = 34

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