GeekInterview.com
Series: Subject: Topic:
Question: 30 of 233

COBOL Divisions

What are the four divisions in COBOL
Asked by: mearle | Member Since Jan-2009 | Asked on: Jan 11th, 2009

View all questions by mearle

Editorial / Best Answer

Answered by: venkat65318

View all answers by venkat65318

Member Since Sep-2009 | Answered On : Sep 13th, 2009

In Cobol there are 4 divisions.

1. Identification division or ID division
In this no setions are there. It has 5 paragraphs.
a. Progaram-id. programname
b. Author
c. Writen-date
d. Compiled-date
e. Installer

2. Environment Division
Under this there are two sub-sections
a. Configuration-section.
     Source compter.
     Object computer.
b. Input-Output section.
     File control.
     IO control.

3. Data Division
File-section.
Working-storage section.
Linkage section.
Report section.
Screen section.

4. Procedure Division

Showing Answers 1 - 12 of 12 Answers
dlaski

Answered On : Jan 17th, 2009

View all answers by dlaski

Identification division,Environment division, Data division, Procedure division

Yes  4 Users have rated as useful.
  
Login to rate this answer.
kapil23

Answered On : Mar 14th, 2009

View all answers by kapil23

Cobol program can contain Four Division
1.Identification Division.
    Program-ID.[entry]
2.Environment Division.
3.Data Division.
    File Section.
    Working Storage Section.
4.Procedure Division.

  
Login to rate this answer.

COBOL consists of 4 divisionsAll the divisions should begin from 7 columnIdentification division.Environment division.Data division. Procedure division.The order should be same as aboveEvery division is further divided into sectionsEvery section is further divided into paragraphs.

  
Login to rate this answer.
kylashrao

Answered On : Jun 4th, 2009

View all answers by kylashrao

COBOL consists of 4 divisionsAll the divisions should begin from 8 column in Area AIdentification division.Environment division.Data division. Procedure division.The order should be same as aboveEvery division is further divided into sectionsEvery section is further divided into paragraphsEvery paragraph is further divided in to sentences

Yes  1 User has rated as useful.
  
Login to rate this answer.

Identification, Environment, Data and Procedure divisions.

  
Login to rate this answer.

Identification,Environment,Data,Procedure

  
Login to rate this answer.
venkat65318

Answered On : Sep 13th, 2009

View all answers by venkat65318

In Cobol there are 4 divisions.1. Identification division or ID divisionIn this no setions are there. It has 5 paragraphs.a. Progaram-id. programnameb. Authorc. Writen-dated. Compiled-datee. Installer2. Environment DivisionUnder this there are two sub-sectionsa. Configuration-section.     Source compter.     Object computer.b. Input-Output section.     File control.     IO control.3. Data DivisionFile-section.Working-storage section.Linkage section.Report section.Screen section.4. Procedure Division

Yes  5 Users have rated as useful.
  
Login to rate this answer.
jenev_11

Answered On : Jan 5th, 2010

View all answers by jenev_11

The 4 Divisions are,Identification Division.Program-Id. Author.Date Compiled.Security.Environment Division.Configuration Section.Source Computer.Object Computer.IO Section.IO control.File Control.Data Division.File Section.Working-storage Section.Linkage Section.Report Section.Screen Section.Procedure Division.

Yes  2 Users have rated as useful.
  
Login to rate this answer.
samiuddinarif

Answered On : Jun 25th, 2010

View all answers by samiuddinarif

Identification Division.Environment Division.Data Division.Procudure Division.All Division must start at 8th Column.

  
Login to rate this answer.
mandadilaxman

Answered On : Feb 3rd, 2011

View all answers by mandadilaxman

COBOL divisions is   1. Identification division  2. Environmeent division.  3. Data division.  4. Procedure division.

  
Login to rate this answer.
Nithya

Answered On : May 10th, 2012

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION */ mandatory
*/should contain PROGRAM-ID
ENVIRONMENT DIVISION */Not mandatory(alliases assigned to external devices
files/command sequences)
DATA DIVISION */ Contains the description of the data-items that need
*/to be processed
PROCEDURE DIVISION */Mandatory Contains the algorithms to manipulate
the data


  
Login to rate this answer.
saurabh bandyopadhyay

Answered On : May 25th, 2012

There is another section in Data division; named as LOCAL-STORAGE SECTION.

For a recursive cobol program, you need to use that section to hold the current values of each variable while the program run.

Regards,
Saurabh Bandyopadhyay.
Mainframe Developer, India.

  
Login to rate this answer.

Give your answer:

If you think the above answer is not correct, Please select a reason and add your answer below.

Related Open Questions

Ads

Connect

twitter fb Linkedin GPlus RSS

Ads

Interview Question

 Ask Interview Question?

 

Latest Questions

Interview & Career Tips

Get invaluable Interview and Career Tips delivered directly to your inbox. Get your news alert set up today, Once you confirm your Email subscription, you will be able to download Job Inteview Questions Ebook . Please contact me if you there is any issue with the download.