Procedure Division Basics

  • Michael Coughlan


The three preceding chapters covered much of the background material you need before you can write useful programs. Chapter 1 was motivational, Chapter 2 dealt with the structure of COBOL programs, and in Chapter 3 you learned how to define the data storage that dynamic programs require to be useful.


System Variable Data Item Peripheral Device Size Error Arithmetic Verb 
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  • Michael Coughlan
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  1. 1.PAIreland

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