Fixed Format

In fixed format, the COBOL source record is divided into the following areas:

Columns 1 - 6 Sequence number
Column 7 Indicator area
Column 8 - 11 Area A
Columns 12 - 72 Area B

MF A COBOL source record can extend up to a maximum of 80 columns in length. The contents of columns 73 to 80 are ignored by the COBOL system.