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COBOL Add statement without 3rd variable

Postby sivanag » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:11 pm

HI..

i got a small dought...in cobol.
when we add two numbers...we r giving 3rd veriable to store the result.

Eg..ADD A TO B GIVING C.

in case we dnt use 3rd veriable..the result where ll be store??

eg..ADD A TO B.


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Re: help me!!

Postby Robert Sample » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:52 pm

This question is one easily answered by looking at the ADD statement in the COBOL Language Reference manual. And you will benefit more from doing the work of finding the manual and getting the information than just having us read the manual for you.
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Re: help me!!

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:54 pm

Hello,

Or run a bit of a test. . . With some DISPLAYs before and after the ADD. . .

If something happens that is not clear, post a reply and someone will be able to clarify.

When starting a topic, you need to use a meaningful subject. "help me!" is nonsense and has almost no meaning as the whole reason to post a new question is because one is looking for help. . . :(
Hope this helps,
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Re: help me!!

Postby shindeswap » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:45 pm

In this case
ADD A TO B

The result will be stored in A
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Re: help me!!

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:32 pm

ADD A TO B
The result will be stored in A

where did You find such interesting definition :?: :shock:
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Re: help me!!

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:59 pm

Which reference material did you find that in? The Enterprise COBOL Language Reference manual says the exact opposite -- so I'd really like to find out what reference you found such an error in!
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Re: help me!!

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:12 am

Actually, it was a guess with no reference research done. . . There was a 50-50 chance that the sum would go into A or B :)

And if one looked at assembler. . . .

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Re: help me!!

Postby shindeswap » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:59 pm

Sorry it should be
result will store in B because When you use ADD A TO B it means add B=A+B as per my knowledge

Edited to correct content. . .
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Re: help me!!

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:20 pm

Hello,

I've corrected the typo in your post to clarify.

I've also deleted the other posts that were more confusing than informative :)

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Re: help me!!

Postby shindeswap » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:18 pm

thank you for this dick scherrer.
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