yes you can have an INITIALIZE verb with a LINKAGE Section item as reference.
be sure to properly set the addressability of the LINKAGE Section item with either a 'SET ADDRESS of AREA to POINTER' or reference the area in the 'PROCEDURE DIVISION USING' list. _________________ Dick Brenholtz
JCL, SQL and code in programs have an irritating habit of doing what you say,
not what you meant.
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