File characteristics, COBOL Programming

FILE CHARACTERISTICS:

The task of file handling is the responsibility of the system software termed as IOCS (Input-Output control system).

Record Size:

We know that the records of a card file should consist of 80 characters (but this can vary with the model and make of the printer). The size of the records in a tape or a disk file, on the other hand, may be selected by the programmer.

 

 

 

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