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figurative constant [Cobol/Syntax]
A compiler-generated value referenced through the use of certain reserved words.
file [Cobol/Concept]
A collection of logical records.
file attribute conflict [Cobol/Event]
An unsuccessful attempt has been made to execute an input-output operation on a file and the file attributes, as specifi ...
file clause [Cobol/Syntax]
A clause that appears as part of any of the following DATA DIVISION entries: file description entry (FD entry) and sort- ...
file connector [Cobol/Syntax]
A storage area that contains information about a file and is used as the linkage between a file-name and a physical file ...
file control entry [Cobol/Syntax]
A SELECT clause and all its subordinate clauses that declare the relevant physical attributes of a file.
file description entry [Cobol/Syntax]
An entry in the FILE SECTION of the DATA DIVISION that is composed of the level indicator FD, followed by a file-name, a ...
file organization [Cobol/Syntax]
The permanent logical file structure established at the time that a file is created.
file position indicator [Cobol/Syntax]
A conceptual entity that contains the value of the current key within the key of reference for an indexed file, or the r ...
FILE SECTION [Cobol/Syntax]
The section of the DATA DIVISION that contains file description entries and sort-merge file description entries together ...