Data division, COBOL Programming

Data Division:

The Data Division is a part of the COBOL program where every data item processed by the program is described.

It is very important to note that unless a data item is explained in the DATA DIVISION, it cannot be used in the procedure division.

The Data Division is divided into a number of sections like Working-storage section, File Section, Linkage section, Screen section, and Report Section. Depending on the use of the data item, it should be defined in the proper section.

 

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