COBOL Tutorial

COBOL is a high-level programming language first developed by the CODASYL Committee (Conference on Data Systems Languages) in 1960. Since then, responsibility for developing new COBOL standards has been assumed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Introduction
to COBOL

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The structure of COBOL programs
(new may
2002)
COBOL tutorial
Declaring data in COBOL
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Basic Procedure Division commands

Getting Started

These will be self assessment questions

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Control structures

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Selection in COBOL
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Iteration in COBOL

The Calculator and Countdown exercise

These will be self assessment questions

Simple
Sequential Files

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Introduction to Sequential files
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Processing Sequential files

Reading Sequential Files

Counting records in a Sequential File

Advanced
data declaration

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Edited Pictures
COBOL tutorial The
USAGE clause
(new may 2002)

Writing records to a Sequential File

Inserting records in a Sequential File

Advanced
Sequential Files

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COBOL print files and variable-length records
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Sorting and Merging
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Basic Procedure Division commands

Updating a Sequential File

Sorting a Sequential File

Direct
access files

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Introduction to direct access files
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Relative Files
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Indexed Files

COBOL
tables

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Using tables
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Creating tables – syntax and semantics
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Searching tables

Using Tables

Constructing
large systems

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Contained and external sub-programs
(new
may 2002)
COBOL tutorial The
COPY verb
(new may 2002)

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string handling

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Inspect
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String
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Unstring
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Reference modification and Intrinsic Functions

The
COBOL Report Writer

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Report Writer by example
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Report Writer syntax and semantics

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