COBOL pp 59-60 | Cite as

Reading Information from a Sequential File

  • Tony Royce


To process the data contained in a staff-file in a manual system, the clerk has to:
  1. 1.

    note which filing cabinet drawer contains the file;

  2. 2.

    check the file-name label;

  3. 3.

    note how the file is organised;

  4. 4.

    set aside desk-space for looking at and processing each employee record card;

  5. 5.

    open the drawer;

  6. 6.

    read each employee's card employee and deal with the information; and finally

  7. 7.

    close the drawer.


Copyright information

© A. P. Royce 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Royce
    • 1
  1. 1.North London CollegeUK

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