COBOL Programming Advanced Topics

COBOL Training Overview

The course is a combination lecture, discussion and hands-on workshop in several COBOL topics.

Write a program to load and read single and multi-dimensional tables.

SORT a sequential file in a COBOL program using both Input and Output procedures.

Write a program to accept data from the PARM field in JCL and to pass data to a subprogram.

Use COBOL Intrinsic Functions such a upper case and Current Date.

Write calls to the Language Environment to access system data.

Debug common abends including the infamous S0C7.

COBOL Training Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, each student will be able to -

  • Access single and multi-dimensional tables
  • Use the SEARCH and SEARCH ALL verbs
  • SORT a file data using the Internal SORT along with input and output procedures
  • Use COBOL Intrinsic Functions to save excessive coding
  • Call to the Language Environment
  • Pass values to a COBOL program via the JCL PARM field
  • Pass information from a COBOL main program to a COBOL sub program
  • Debug common program abends
  • Additional COBOL Features - string, unsrtring
COBOL Training Audience

The course is for experienced COBOL programmers who need to become proficient in several "advanced" topics.

COBOL Training Prerequisites

Six months experience with COBOL and TSO/ISPF is required.

COBOL Training Course duration

3 days

COBOL Training Course outline

Day 1 - Course Introduction
 
        1. Access single and multi-dimensional tables

        2. Use the SEARCH and SEARCH ALL verbs

        3. SORT a file data using the Internal SORT along with input and output procedures

Day 2
 
        4. Pass values to a COBOL program via the JCL PARM field

        5. Pass information from a COBOL main program to a COBOL sub program

Day 3
 
        6. Use COBOL Intrinsic Functions to save excessive coding

        7. Call to the Language Environment

        8. Debug common program abends



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