The ANY Keyword

You can use the keyword ANY as a USING parameter. This enables any parameter to fill the corresponding parameter position on any CALL statement to the prototyped routine. For example, you can avoid producing the error shown in the example above by using this prototype:

program-id. MYROUTINE is EXTERNAL.
 procedure division using any.
 end program MYROUTINE.

For information on the ANY keyword, see the topic PROCEDURE DIVISION Header in the section Procedure Division in your Language Reference.