Populating the XML document with data values

The next stage is to populate the COBOL program with data values. Changes to the program are again shown in bold

Identification Division.
Program-Id. Getting-Started.
Data Division.
Working-Storage Section.
01  Customer-Address.
    02  Cust-Name     Pic X(128).
    02  Address-1     Pic X(128).
    02  Address-2     Pic X(128).
    02  Address-3.
        03  City      Pic X(64).
        03  State     Pic X(2).
        03  Zip       Pic 9(5) Value 0 Binary.
Copy "lixmlall.cpy".
Procedure Division.
    If Not XML-OK Go To Z.

    Move "Micro Focus" to Cust-Name.
    Move "8310 Capital of Texas Highway, North"
        to Address-1.
    Move "Building 2, Suite 100" to Address-2.
    Move "Austin" to City.
    Move "TX" to State.
    Move 78731 to Zip.

     If Not XML-OK Go To Z.

Copy "lixmltrm.cpy".
Copy "lixmldsp.cpy".
End Program  Getting-Started.

A series of simple MOVE statements is used to provide content for the data structure.

Again, the program is compiled and run from the command line as follows:

cobol getstarted.cbl xmlgen(ws) noobj; run getstarted

This time the XML document, in file Address.xml, is fully populated with data values, as shown below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <customer-address xmlns:xtk="https://www.microfocus.com/xcentrisity/
  <cust-name>Micro Focus</cust-name>
  <address-1>8310 Capital of Texas Highway, North</address-1>
  <address-2>Building 2, Suite 100</address-2>

On UNIX, the commands are:

cob -i getstarted.cbl -C 'xmlgen(ws)' cobrun getstarted