A report file is an output file having sequential organization. A report file has a file description entry containing a REPORT clause. The content of a report file consists of records that are written under control of the RWCS.
A report file is named by a file control entry and is described by a file description entry containing a REPORT clause. A report file is referred to and accessed by the OPEN, GENERATE, INITIATE, SUPPRESS, TERMINATE, USE BEFORE REPORTING, and CLOSE statements.