Cobol for StudentsBy
- Andrew Parkin
- Richard Yorke
All undergraduates learning COBOL for the first time. Particularly useful for those on Business Information Systems courses.
Paperback, 352 Pages
Published: December 1995
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
...quite refreshing. The standard of coding and layout in the examples is good and both the exercises and answers are made to work very positively for the book.,Computer Bulletin,
- Part 1: Fundamentals - Background concepts: a review * COBOL essentials * The arithmetic verbs * Transfer of control * The DATA DIVISION * Further data division entries * File handling and moving data in memory * Redefinition, subscripts * More about conditions and the PERFORM statements * IDENTIFICATION and ENVIRONMENT DIVISIONS * Part 2: Programming in COBOL - Structured programming constructs * Structured program design * Documentation * Program testing * String handling techniques * Programming interactive dialogues * Table manipulation * Part 3: Further COBOL - Further general features * The report writer * Direct access files * Subprograms and nested programs * SORTing * Intrinsic functions * Part 4: Appendices - Example program * A selection of practical exercises * COBOL 85 reserved words * ANS COBOL 85 language formats * Index.