Create a COBOL format

To create a format for COBOL records, follow the same steps as in Creating a fixed format, with the following modifications:
  • In step 3, click COBOL in the Type group in the Record Formats window.
  • In step 8, type the COBOL picture description in the Picture text box.
  • In step 9, type the data type in the Usage text box.
  • The arrow displays the selection list of available data types for the Usage text box.
    Figure 1. Fixed-format definition window for a COBOL format
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Important: Ext types are not supported in COBOL format.

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