COBOL MERGE

Provides language references and examples of the COBOL MERGE statement.

>COBOL MERGE Statement
The COBOL MERGE statement combines two or more identically sequenced files on a set of specified keys, and during the process makes records available, in merged order, to an output procedure or to an output file.

>COBOL MERGE Statement
The COBOL MERGE statement combines two or more identically sequenced files on a set of specified keys. As part of the merge operation, it makes records available in their merged order to an output procedure or an output file.

>COBOL MERGE Statement
The COBOL MERGE statement combines two or more identically sequenced files (files that have already been sorted according to an identical set of ascending/descending keys) on one or more keys and makes records available, in merged order, to an output procedure or an output file. The COBOL MERGE statement may appear anywhere in the Procedure Division except in a Declarative Section.

>COBOL MERGE Verb
The COBOL MERGE verb takes two or more files of sorted input records and merges them in ascending or descending order by one or more programmer specified keys into one sorted file.

>MERGE Verb in COBOL
The MERGE verb takes two or more identically sequenced files and combines them, according to the key values specified. The combined file is then sent to an output file or an OUTPUT PROCEDURE.

 

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