Information concerning the File-Control paragraph is located in the section
The File-Control Paragraph.
The file-control entry declares the relevant physical attributes of a report file.
Additional Syntax Rules
- The OPTIONAL phrase applies only to a report opened in the extend mode. Its specification is required for a report file that
is not necessarily present each time the object program is executed.
- A report file must have sequential organization. Each report file specified in the SELECT clause must have a file description
entry containing a REPORT clause in the Data Division of the same program.