Cobol for Students - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780340645529, 9780080572062

Cobol for Students

4th Edition

Authors: Andrew Parkin Richard Yorke
Paperback ISBN: 9780340645529
eBook ISBN: 9780080572062
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st December 1995
Page Count: 352
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Description

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.

Readership

All undergraduates learning COBOL for the first time. Particularly useful for those on Business Information Systems courses.

Table of Contents

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.

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1995
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080572062
Paperback ISBN:
9780340645529

About the Author

Andrew Parkin

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Information Systems, De Montfort University, UK

Richard Yorke

Affiliations and Expertise

Computer Consultant, UK

Reviews

...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,