COBOL FD, file description entry represents the highest level of organization in the File Section. COBOL FD provides information a bout the physical structure and identification of a file, and gives the record names associated with that file.

>COBOL FD - File Description, Micro Focus Developer, Net Express for Eclipse
The COBOL FD, file description comprises information concerning the physical structure, identification, and record-names pertaining to a given file. The FD in COBOL, file description entry also determines whether a file-name is a local name or a global name.

>FD - File Description, COBOL for AIX
The COBOL File Description (FD) Entry (or Sort File Description (SD) Entry for sort/merge files) represents the highest level of organization in the file section. The order in which the optional clauses follow the COBOL FD or SD entry is not important.

>FD - Syntax of COBOL Circa 1988
COBOL FD: File_definition::=("FD" file_name...

>FD in COBOL, Course Notes
FD in COBOL stands for File Description. The FD in COBOL statement exists in the DATA DIVISION, FILE SECTION (not working-storage section). File-name matches the file-name on the SELECT.

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