Advanced COBOL Programming Training

Course #:WA1744

Advanced COBOL Programming Training

This 5-day course covers advanced COBOL programming.

Objectives

The course is a combination lecture, discussion and hands-on workshop in several COBOL topics:

  • Write a program to load and read single and multi-dimensional tables.
  • SORT a sequential file in a COBOL program using both Input and Output procedures.
  • Write a program to accept data from the PARM field in JCL and to pass data to a subprogram.
  • Use COBOL Intrinsic Functions such a upper case and Current Date.
  • Write calls to the Language Environment to access system data.
  • Debug common abends including the infamous S0C7, S013, S0C1, S0C4 with Abend Aid and / or LE Dump.
  • Build a series of programs for a “typical” batch job scenario.

What you will learn

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Access single and multi-dimensional tables
  • Code the SEARCH and SEARCH ALL verbs
  • SORT a file data using the Internal SORT along with input and output procedures
  • Code COBOL Intrinsic Functions to save excessive coding
  • Call to the Language Environment
  • Pass values to a COBOL program via the JCL PARM field
  • Pass information from a COBOL main program to a COBOL sub program
  • Debug common program abends
  • Code additional COBOL Features (e.g. string, unstring)
  • Pass data from one program to another

Audience

The course is for experienced COBOL programmers who need to become proficient in several “advanced” topics.

Prerequisites

Six months experience with COBOL and TSO/ISPF is required.

Duration

5 days

Outline of Advanced COBOL Programming Training

1. Course Introduction

  • Access single and multi-dimensional tables
  • Use the SEARCH and SEARCH ALL verbs
  • SORT a file data using the Internal SORT along with input and output procedures
  • Pass values to a COBOL program via the JCL PARM field
  • Pass information from a COBOL main program to a COBOL sub program
  • Use COBOL Intrinsic Functions to save excessive coding
  • Call to the Language Environment
  • Debug common programming problems
  • Solving several common program abends

2. Advanced Programming Case Study

  • Edit Program
  • Multi-dimension Tables
  • SORT Program
  • Typical Program Abends
  • Update Program
  • Audit Trail
  • Report Program
  • End of Report Statistics
  • Intrinsic Functions
  • Calls to the LE Environment
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