MODULE 7: COBOL Control statements
- As name suggests, Inline PERFORM is used to execute those set of instructions which are coded in line between PERFORM and END-PERFORM.
- This format of PERFORM doesn’t require any separate PARAGRAPH or SECTION to be coded to enclose the set of instructions.
- Scope terminator(END-PERFORM) must be coded to mark end of PERFORM statement
In PROCUEDURE DIVISION,PARA-0. PERFORM DISPLAY 'INLINE PERFORM' DISPLAY 'CAN BE CODED' DISPLAY 'LIKE THIS' END-PERFORM. STOP RUN.SYSOUT display (output):-INLINE PERFORM CAN BE CODED LIKE THIS
PERFORM <statemens> END-PERFORM