The File-Control Paragraph (Report Writer)

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.