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Enterprise COBOL Programming Part 1

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Video Title Minutes
00: Course Introduction 8
01: Your First Enterprise COBOL Program 33
02: Compiling and Linking Your First Program 33
03: Running Your First Program and Helpful References 28
04: Identification Division, Load Libraries and Documentation 21
05: Data Division Essentials: Part 1 26
06: Data Division Essentials: Part 2 33
07: Data Division Essentials: Part 3 27
08: COBOL Numbers 28
09: Procedure Division Essentials: Arithmetic and Assignment 25
10: Procedure Division Essentials: Conditions, 88's and IF's 39
11: Procedure Division Essentials: Looping with PERFORM 26
12: Structured Programming Concepts, Part 1 31
13: Structured Programming Concepts, Part 2 28
14: Sequential File I/O 41
15: Course Summary & Evaluation 8
Course Survey
Total: 7 hours 15 minutes

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Description

In this Enterprise COBOL online training course, you will learn the basics of Enterprise COBOL application development. Enterprise COBOL Programming Part 1 includes coding the four divisions, basic logic, data definition, and sequential I/O processing.

Once you have completed Enterprise COBOL Programming Part 1 the next course in this series is Enterprise COBOL Programming Part 2. The Enterprise COBOL Programming Part 2 course will enhance your COBOL programming skills by learning how to code and run COBOL programs that process and stores raw data, make appropriate use of copybooks, create new data sets using Transaction Master Logic, create complex reports, code tables, indices, subscripts, intrinsic functions, and appropriate compile options and learn how to use SEACH, SEACH ALL and PERFORM. Click here to learn more about Enterprise COBOL Programming Part 2.

Prerequisites

You need to know basic z/OS JCL for JES2 or JES3, and TSO/ISPF.

Objectives

As a result of taking this Enterprise COBOL training , you will be able to:

  • Describe and code the layout of a basic COBOL program
  • Code COBOL programs with conditional and repetitive processing
  • Code COBOL programs that read and write sequential files
  • Compile, link and run COBOL programs using JCL.

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Prerequisites

You need to know basic z/OS JCL for JES2 or JES3, and TSO/ISPF.

Enterprise COBOL Programming Part 1 Outline

Module 00: Course Introduction

Module 01: Your First Enterprise COBOL Program

  • What is Enterprise COBOL
  • COBOL divisions
  • Analyzing a sample COBOL program
  • Column layout
  • Exercise: First Program

Module 02: Compiling and Linking Your First Program

  • Creating a Loadlib PDS
  • Compile and Link PROC
  • Compile and Link JCL
  • Exercise: Compile Program

Module 03: Running Your First Program and Helpful References

  • Compile, Link and GO PROC
  • Enterprise COBOL IBM Manuals
  • Language Environment IBM Manuals
  • Exericise: Run Program

Module 04: Identification Division, Load Libraries and Documentation

  • Coding the Identification Division
  • Load Libraries and CSECTs
  • Self-Documentation
  • Exercise: Identification Division

Module 05: Data Division Essentials: Part 1

  • The four sections of the DATA division
  • Naming COBOL Variables/Identifiers
  • Level Numbers
  • Group and Elementary Items
  • Picture Clauses
  • Value Clause
  • Exercise: Data Division Part 1

Module 06: Data Division Essentials: Part 2

  • Numeric Edited Pictures
  • Figurative Constants
  • Data Continuation
  • Numeric and Alphanumeric Literals/Values
  • Exercise: Data Division Part 2

Module 07: Data Division Essentials: Part 3

  • FILLER and Implied FILLER
  • Blank When Zero
  • Justified
  • QUALIFICATION - for Duplicate Variables
  • REDEFINES
  • WORKING-STORAGE Layout
  • Exercise: Data Division Part 3

Module 08: COBOL Numbers

  • COBOL Numbers
  • Hexadecimal in COBOL
  • Data Representation
  • USAGE IS DISPLAY - EBCDIC
  • USAGE IS COMP-3
  • Big Decimal Numbers - 31 Digits
  • Exercise: COBOL Numbers

Module 09: Procedure Division Essentials: Arithmetic and Assignment

  • ADD
  • SUBTRACT
  • MULTIPLY
  • DIVIDE
  • COMPUTE
  • MOVE
  • Exercise: Arithmetic and Assignment

Module 10: Procedure Division Essentials: Conditions, 88's and IF's

  • Conditions
  • Numeric and Alphabetic Class Tests
  • IF and Nested IF
  • Coding and Setting 88's
  • Exercise: Conditions

Module 11: Procedure Division Essentials: Looping with PERFORM

  • IN-LINE PERFORMs
  • OUT-OF-LINE PERFORMs
  • Referencing Modification - Substring
  • Exercise: Looping

Module 12: Structured Programming Concepts Part 1

  • Structured Programming Concepts
  • Modular Programming
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Pseudocode
  • Structured Code
  • Meaningful Names
  • Exercise: Sequential I/O

Module 13: Structured Programming Concepts Part 2

  • More Functional Decomposition
  • Pseudocode
  • Structured Code and Meaningful Names
  • Testing
  • Exercise: Structured Programming

Module 14: Sequential File I/O

  • I/O Processing
  • SELECT...ASSIGN...
  • FD - File Definition
  • OPEN and CLOSE
  • READ and READ INTO
  • WRITE and WRITE FROM
  • A Sample Program for Sequential I/O
  • Sample JCL

Module 15: Course Summary

 

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  • Student Guide
  • Exercise Guide
  • Exercise Answer Guide

Important Links

  • Course Survey
  • Enterprise COBOL Website for IBM Manuals
  • Language Environment Website for IBM Manuals
  • COBOL Glossary

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System Requirements

Hardware:

  • IBM z/OS with a TSO userid and password
  • PC or terminal connectivity to the mainframe

Software:

  • PROC (or equivant JCL or tool) to compile
  • Valid JOB statement
  • Specific JCL names for installation, such as UNIT=for disks

Please note: The hardware and software above will produce the same results as the exercise answers indicate. You can however run the course exercises using Micro Focus COBOL compiler (runs on MS Windows) and acheive the same answers. There are some slight differences: there is no "blocking" of records, records usually end in two extra characters - CR/LF (Carriage Return/Line feed), and the concept of FB (Fixed Block) is unknown on the PC.  Otherwise the COBOL compilers should support most activities within the course.

 

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