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Mastering COBOL Programming (2nd Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 466
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Macmillan Master Series

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18 June 1997

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26 December 2015

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This second edition of Mastering Cobol Programming is a comprehensive guide to good programming practice, program design and code. It contains two new chapters, on Intrinsic Functions and Program Errors, Testing and...

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This second edition of Mastering Cobol Programming is a comprehensive guide to good programming practice, program design and code. It contains two new chapters, on Intrinsic Functions and Program Errors, Testing and Debugging. Each chapter has been revised to make full use of the COBOL 85 Standard. The book discusses the different groups of modules that comprise the COBOL language, and each chapter ends with practical exercises. It is suitable for undergraduate and diploma students on commercial computing and business courses, and is a valuable reference for professionals in data processing. It is a complete self-study COBOL text.

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Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Figures
PART 1: NUCLEUS AND SOURCE TEXT MANIPULATION MODULES COBOL
Programming Fundamentals Data and Procedure
Division Fundamentals Numbers and the Subtract Statement
The Multiply, Divide and Compute Statements
Further Data Editing
The If, Go To and Evaluate Statements
Performing Lists –Tables
String Manipulation
Source Text Manipulation
PART 2: THE INPUT-OUTPUT MODULES
Processing Sequential Files
Processing Relative Files
Processing Indexed Files
Sorting and Merging
PART 3: THE INTER-PROGRAM COMMUNICATION MODULE
Communicating Between Programs
PART 4: THE REPORT WRITER MODULE
Using the Report Writer
PART 5: THE INTRINSIC FUNCTION MODULE
Intrinsic Functions
PART 6: PROGRAM DEBUGGING
Program Errors
Testing and Debugging
Appendices A-E
Index
Glossary.

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