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Sams Teach Yourself COBOL in 24 Hours by Thane Hubbell

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Hour 19Reporting

Business today relies on computers. More specifically, business today relies on the reports generated by computers. Computers are fantastic for gathering, storing, sorting, analyzing, and generally processing information. Ultimately the results of this activity must be made available to the end user. This hour covers the basics of creating a report, including topics such as

• The importance of reports

• Report layout design

• Defining report records in Working-Storage

• Writing Before and After Advancing

• Page breaks

Historically, programs presented output to the user in the form of printed reports. Even today, the printed report is the primary means of data presentation in business. Nevertheless, reports are not always printed ...

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