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Module 9: Array processing and Table handling


ARRAY (or TABLE)

  • An array is group of similar-typed data items that are referred to by common data-name
  • In COBOL, you can define array of any data-type
  • Array may have one or more dimensions. COBOL-74 supports maximum 3 dimensions whereas COBOL-85 supports maximum of 7 dimensions
  • In COBOL, array can be defines as group or elementary item
  • OCCURS clause is used to define array

We will be covering below topics in upcoming section which will be helpful to undestand Array, it's processing.



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