Enterprise COBOL

Course:  CB1
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This course provides each student with an acquired working knowledge of the basic tools of COBOL.

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Topics Covered In This Course

INTRODUCTION TO COBOL CONCEPTS

  • What is COBOL Programming
  • How Does it Fit in the Environment
  • Basic Terms and Language Structure
  • Programming Fundamentals

COBOL: THE GROUND RULES

  • LanguagXeas and Predefined Columns
  • Identification Division
  • Environment Division
  • Data Division
  • Procedure Division
  • COBOL Organization
  • JCL Rules

CREATING THE FIRST WORKING PROGRAM

  • Compiling the First COBOL Program
  • Simple Input/Output
  • Defining Records
  • Moving Data
  • Debugging

PARAGRAPHS AND STRUCTURED PROGRAMS

  • Organizing Subroutines
  • The PERFORM Statement
  • The PERFORM UNTIL Statement
  • Repetitive Processing
  • Paragraphs vs. Sections
  • COBOL 85 Concepts

DEFINING AND MOVING DATA

  • Working-Storage Concepts
  • Level Numbers
  • Groups and Elementary Items
  • USAGE Clause
  • PICTURE Clause
  • Alphanumeric Data
  • Numeric Data
  • The MOVE Statement

SEQUENTIAL FILE OPERATIONS

  • The INPUT-OUTPUT Section
  • The FILE Section
  • The OPEN and CLOSE Statements
  • The READ Statement
  • The WRITE Statement
  • Programming Sequential Files

COBOL ARITHMETIC

  • Overview of Concepts
  • COMPUTATIONAL Usage
  • Arithmetic Operations
  • The COMPUTE Statement
  • SIZE Errors and ROUNDING

EDITING NUMERIC DATA

  • Edited Data Format
  • Implied Decimal Points
  • Zero Suppression
  • Floating Dollar Signs

COBOL LOGIC

  • The IF Statement
  • The ELSE Option
  • Nested IF's
  • The NOT Operator
  • Compound IF's
  • COBOL 85 Concepts

TABLE PROCESSING

  • Array Concepts
  • Defining Tables
  • The OCCURS Clause
  • The PERFORM VARYING Statement
  • Table Searching
  • Index Concepts
  • The SEARCH Statement

SUMMARY

  • COBOL Future
  • Structured Programming in COBOL
  • COBOL 85 and the Future
What You Can Expect

Each student will be offered a solid foundation in the fundamentals of COBOL coding, including Program Structure, Design, Execution and Debugging. The concepts of structured programming are stressed with examples and explanation.

Who Should Take This Course

Application programmers with minimal experience in COBOL who wish formal training in the basic language and programming techniques.

Training Style

This course is taught using workshops that are conducted in a hands-on environment. The student will code, execute and debug a series of programs serving as an excellent example for future programming in COBOL.

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