Example of File-control:
The assign clause assigns a specific physical peripheral device name to a file. The physical peripheral device are machine-dependent. We use the device names READER, TAPE, PRINTER and DISK to mean line printer, card reader, magnetic tape and magnetic disk device respectively.
An illustration of the FILE-CONTROL paragraph is shown below.
SELECT CARD-DESIGN ASSIGN TO READER
SELECT PRINTER-FILE ASSIGN TO PRINTER.
This paragraph represents that there are 2 files - CARD-DESIGN & PRINTER-FILE. The file named CARD-DESIGN is a card file whereas the other is a report file to be printed on the line printer.