A data-name specifies the name of the data being described. The word FILLER can be used to specify an elementary item of the
logical record that cannot be referred to explicitly.
- The data-name or FILLER clause
, if specified,
must be the first word following the level-number in a data description entry.
- The key word FILLER can be used to name an elementary item or group in a record. Under no circumstances can a FILLER item
be referred to explicitly. However, a data item defined with the key word FILLER can be used as a conditional variable because
such use does not require explicit reference to the FILLER item but only to the value contained therein.
- If this clause is omitted, the data item being described is treated as though FILLER had been specified.