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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: level 88 condition with short alphanumeric literal VALUE Reply with quote

I have a copybook with a fragment using a level 88 conditional flag.
It says:

Code:
   ...
   10 RECORD-TYPE-INDICATOR PIC X(2).
        88 HEADER-FLAG  VALUE 'H'.
        88 DETAIL-FLAG  VALUE 'DT'.
        88 TRAILER-FLAG VALUE 'T'.
   ...


Note that the RECORD-TYPE-INDICATOR is 2 chars.
Note that the HEADER-FLAG and TRAILER-FLAG literal VALUEs are a single char.

I was surprised to see this, because I assumed that the conditional flag literal would have to be the same length as the associated alphanumeric item.

IBM Enterprise COBOL 4.2 reference manual says
Quote:

the number of characters in the literal must not exceed the size of the item.


HP COBOL reference manual says:
Quote:

If you specify a nonnumeric literal value, it must not exceed the size defined by the data itemís PICTURE clause.


I cannot find a definitive description of the behavior when the conditional VALUE literal is shorter than the associated alphanumeric item.

Q: What VALUE(s) in the RECORD-TYPE-INDICATOR will set the HEADER-TYPE condition name?

a. 'HH'
b. anything starting with 'H'.
c. 'H ' ... H followed by a space
d. something else?


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