can we use INCLUDE instead of COPY in cics ?



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can we use INCLUDE instead of COPY in cics ?

Postby shabi » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:08 am

Hi!
While we r working with MAPS IN cobol programming , we use COPY to copy the symbolic map variables into our working-storage section.Instead of that can i use INCLUDE over there ?
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Re: can we use INCLUDE instead of COPY in cics ?

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:12 am

If you search the COBOL manual, you will not find INCLUDE listed as a reserved word. Since it is NOT part of COBOL, how do you plan on using it to copy in the map source during the program compile?
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Re: can we use INCLUDE instead of COPY in cics ?

Postby krishnanramesh » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:52 pm

Include is a keyword for process sql query used in our cics pgm. but copy is used to access the declaration which locate other than main pgm.
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Re: can we use INCLUDE instead of COPY in cics ?

Postby NicC » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:28 pm

Yes, INCLUDE is a keyword for the SQL preprocessor (and PL/1 uses the same to include the equivalent of COBOL copybooks) and COPY is the COBOL keyword for copying code from an external source.
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Re: can we use INCLUDE instead of COPY in cics ?

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:21 pm

Hello,

"INCLUDE" is sometimes used to expand common code before the compilation rather than during the compilation. Once somewhat common, i see this less and less.
Hope this helps,
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Re: can we use INCLUDE instead of COPY in cics ?

Postby sundarmailam » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:27 pm

hi

U should not use INCLUDE instead of Copy. Because Copy statement will be included the variables at the compile time but the include statement will be included at run time. here we only compile the cobol program. so u should not use
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Re: can we use INCLUDE instead of COPY in cics ?

Postby NicC » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:45 pm

include statement will be included at run time.


Are you sure, or are you just making it up? I have just looked at the COBOL Language Reference manual anf there is no mention of an INCLUDE keyword.
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