COBOL Read

>COBOL Read Example Programs
The COBOL READ verb is demonstrated in COBOL program examples on how to process sequential files.

>COBOL Read Language Reference
The COBOL READ statement makes a record of a file available to your program. There are three formats depending on the type of organization of the file from which a record is made available.

>COBOL Read Statement
The COBOL READ statement makes a record available to the program. For sequential access, it makes the next logical record from a file available to the object program. For random access, it makes a specified record from a direct-access file available to the object program. When the COBOL READ statement is executed, the associated file must be open in INPUT or I-O mode.

>COBOL Read Statement
For sequential access, the COBOL READ statement makes available the next or previous logical record from a file. For random access, the COBOL READ statement makes available a specified record from a mass storage file.

>COBOL Read Relative File
The COBOL READ statement is described in reading a relative file sequentially, randomly, and dynamically.

>Read Statement in COBOL
For sequential access, the READ statement in COBOL makes the next logical record from a file available to the object program. For random access, the COBOL READ statement makes a specified record from a direct-access file available to the object program.

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