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88 Level default value

Post by srini1508 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:42 pm

I have faced an interview qn as below

01 city pic x(4)
88 valid-city value 'cata'
88 invalid-city value 'xyz'


what is the default value stored in city field ( note city is not initialised)

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Post by dbzTHEdinosauer » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:16 pm

there is no default value.

if the field city is not initialized,
it depends on the memory clearing options of your load module.
if there are no options, memory is as it was before the task was assigned the address spaces,
some options are initialize the task space to binary zeros.
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Post by srini1508 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:08 pm

Thanks..

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