Data record clause - and code-set clause, COBOL Programming


The DATA RECORD clause, documents the record names defined for the file. For illustration, DATA RECORDS ARE REC-1, REC-2, REC-3 that means there are 3different record descriptions following the FD entry in which the DATA RECORDS clause is used.


The CODE-SET clause is used to explain the code in which the data is recorded on the external medium. The alphabet name should be specified in the SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph.

The format is as shown below:

  Alphabet-name IS implementor-name


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