In a COBOL II perform statement, when is the conditional tested, before or after the perform execution?

In COBOL II the optional clause WITH TEST BEFORE or WITH TEST AFTER can be added to all perform statements. By default the test is performed before the perform.

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  • Aug 5th, 2005

if you coded test before the cond is 1st checked then perform statement will execute where as in test after the perform statement will execute 1st then the cond is checked

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