Multidimensional array in COBOL



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Multidimensional array in COBOL

Postby tjegan » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:48 am

Hi All,

Can anyone please let me know where i can get the maximum dimensional can be used for the below cobol types

ECOBOL(Various versions)
COBOL ii
Microfocus cobol
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Re: Multidimensional array in COBOL

Postby NicC » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:10 pm

Apart from the fact that COBOL does not use the term array you should find the information in the various manuals under some heading like 'Compiler Limits'.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Multidimensional array in COBOL

Postby BillyBoyo » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:35 pm

If by ECOBOL you mean Enterprise COBOL, they conform to the COBOL 85 Standard. If COBOL ii is COBOL II, that will also be the case for the final release (and perhaps earlier). Micro Focus (two words) will at least conform to the Standard as well. There are several Micro Focus COBOL compilers, check for the specific one you are interested in.

Why do you want to know?
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Re: Multidimensional array in COBOL

Postby David Jackson » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:35 pm

As always you can find what you need in the IBM manuals.
You just need to go read.

Suggest you go look at this:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS6SG3_5.2.0/com.ibm.cobol52.ent.doc/migrate/igymapxg001.html?lang=en

I dare say the same exists for Micro Focus COBOL.
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