Introduction to COBOL/400 Programming

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This is an introductory class on the COBOL language. The class covers the general ANS 85 COBOL standard, and the IBM System i (AS/400) extensions to the standard for the OPM compiler. Students will learn basic COBOL rules and syntax; write, run and debug several batch COBOL programs. Interactive COBOL is not covered in this introductory class.

Before taking this course, you should have taken the Programming Introduction to IBM i (iSeries, AS/400) course (PT1301), or have equivalent experience.. Basic knowledge of computer programming logic and techniques is also required.

5 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is designed for those wanting an introductory class on the COBOL language.

Introduction to Programming in COBOL/400

  • Defining Files and Processing Data
  • Printing Reports with COBOL/400
  • Designing Structured COBOL Programs
  • Moving Data and Text Manipulation
  • Computing in COBOL: The Arithmetic Verbs
  • Decision Making Using the IF and EVALUATE Statements
  • Debugging COBOL Programs
  • Iteration: Beyond the Basic PERFORM
  • Database Concepts and Externally Described Physical Files
  • Accessing Logical Files
  • Control Break Processing
  • Random File Access Techniques for Keyed Files
  • Single-Level Arrays and Tables
  • Multiple-Level Arrays and Tables
  • The COPY and CALL Statements

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