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Module 6: Procedure Division


Categories of COBOL statements

  • Imperative statements:-
    • Directs the program to perform specific action during execution.
    • Example: - MOVE, DISPLAY, GO TO etc.
  • Conditional statements:-
    • Directs the program to decide path based on true or false value returned from examination of relational condition
    • Example: - IF, EVALUATE etc.
  • Compiler-directing statements:-
    • Directs the COBOL compiler to perform specific action during compilation of COBOL program
    • Example:- COPY, USE, SKIP etc.
  • Explicit scope terminator:-
    • Terminates the scope of conditional and imperative statements
    • Example:- END-IF, END-EVALUATE, END-ADD, END-MOVE etc.
  • Implicit scope terminator:-
    • The period (.) is used to terminate any sentence



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