Advanced COBOL Programming
This course is designed for students who desire a more in-depth understanding of COBOL
Upon completion of this course, the student should have the ability to:
•Complete a KSDS Vsam random update program, with an optional sequential reading through an alternate index
•Complete a program that loads a table from an external file using a perform varying and then later on in the program perform a serial search on the table. Also define another table using the redefines technique and perform a binary search on it.
•Complete a program the sorts a file with data provided from an input procedure and produces a report using an output procedure.
•Complete a dynamically subprogram that will be called a provided main program.
•Write a sequential master file update program.
•Complete a two level control break report with control heading and control footings.
•Complete a program that will inspect input records and unstring the text in them.
•VSAM file concepts and processing techniques
•Advanced table handling
•Advanced sort merge processing
•Nested program concept
•Numeric data types
•COBOL compiler options useful for testing and debugging
•Match merge processing
•Control break logic
Application programmers and analysts
The student should have a basic
understanding of COBOL.