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