Tables are the COBOL version of an array. Tables have a variety of uses, from subtotal tracking to data validation. Table handling is an integral part of many COBOL programs. In this hour, you learn the different aspects of table handling, including
• The definition of a table
• Populating a table in
• Table searches
• Handling variable-length tables
A table is a set of different data items with identical definitions. They are defined so that the individual items in the set can be accessed via a reference, known as a subscript. Tables are also known as arrays. When a table is defined, the number ...