COBOL Programming Part 2 - Advanced Level

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code TPCBA

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Overview

This course is the essential second part of the definitive introduction to COBOL programming that starts with the course 'COBOL Programming Part 1 - Foundation Level'. Introducing programmers with some experience to the more advanced features of COBOL, this course completes the lessons on how to write new programs and how to maintain existing ones. As attendees will be writing testing and debugging actual programs, the use of COBOL logic will be reinforced during this course. The course is taught using a combination of formal classroom sessions and practical exercises, and includes realistic case studies. As well as public presentations, this course is available for one-company, on-site presentations. When run exclusively for one organisation ,the case studies can be customised to reflect the client's particular environment and work-load.

Objectives

  • code and call COBOL subprograms
  • define and access tables using either subscripts or indexes
  • use the COBOL internal sort facility
  • define and use VSAM files.

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Modules

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Table Handling (8 topics)

  • Table Handling
  • Table Access (Subscripting and Indexing)
  • Lookup Tables
  • OCCURS Clause
  • Variable Length Tables
  • Multi-Dimensional Tables
  • SET Statement
  • SEARCH Statement

Subprogram Linkage (8 topics)

  • Subprograms
  • Use of static and dynamic calls
  • CALL statement
  • CANCEL statement
  • Coding a subprogram
  • ENTRY statement
  • GOBACK statement
  • Subprogram Linkage

VSAM File Handling (8 topics)

  • VSAM File Processing
  • OPEN statement
  • START statement
  • READ statement
  • WRITE statement
  • REWRITE statement
  • DELETE statement
  • CLOSE statement

The SORT Facility (5 topics)

  • SORT FILE description entry
  • Determining SORT success
  • SORT verb
  • RELEASE
  • RETURN

Miscellaneous COBOL Statements (7 topics)

  • SET
  • INSPECT
  • STRING
  • UNSTRING
  • SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph
  • CURRENCY SIGN and DECIMAL POINT clauses
  • CLASS clause

Prerequisites

The ability to use TSO/ISPF and an understanding of JCL is expected, along with prior attendance on the course COBOL Programming Part 1 - Foundation Level or equivalent experience.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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