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This book describes the file handling features available with Net Express.
If you are using Net Express to create COBOL applications which access files, this book is for you.
This user guide is for COBOL programmers who are using Net Express to create applications which need to use data files across a network.
This book describes accessing relational databases in detail.
If you are already familiar with a particular aspect of file handling and you are looking for a quick reminder, an example or reference help, try the Net Express online help. Click Help Topics on the Help menu. Then on the Contents tab:
|Simple, step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish a task||Programming, File Handling, How to|
|Examples, usually sections of code, showing file handling techniques in use||Programming, File Handling, Examples|
|Reference information such as lists, tables, data structures, error messages, Compiler directives and run-time system switches||Reference, File Handling|
The following type styles and conventions have been used in this book:
cat script_name | more
The italic text denotes a variable that you type as part of the command.
column_nameis like the
pattern_value, or is not like the
pattern_value, depending on the absence or presence of the optional word
column_name [NOT] LIKE pattern_value
This paragraph only applies on UNIX systems.