The TITLE statement tells your COBOL system what title to print on the first line of all subsequent pages of the listing.
- Literal-1 must be nonnumeric and can be followed by a period. It cannot be a figurative constant.
- The word TITLE can begin either in Area A or Area B and must be the only statement on the line.
- The TITLE statement can appear anywhere in the compilation group.
- Literal-1 is used as a title on all subsequent pages of the listing. The default title, which is used until a TITLE directive
is encountered, identifies your COBOL system and its current release level.
- The chosen or default title occupies the left-hand side of the first line of each page. The remainder of the line gives the
date and time the intermediate code is produced and a page number.
- A second title line is also output containing the name of the main source file and of the current text-name (copybook).
- The TITLE statement causes an immediate new page.
- The TITLE statement itself is not printed.