How to Write Sort Logic in COBOL – Here’s Best Example

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The following syntax of sort has some hidden meanings. Just I would like to share those:

Sort Filename-1 On Ascending/Descending key dataname-1
With Duplicates in Order
Using filename-2
Giving filename-3

COBOL Sort Key Points

  • Here, all the files opened and closed automatically. No need to open/write explicitly.
  • All these files can be sequential/Relative/Indexed
  • We need to use “With Duplicates in order”  if we want to keep duplicates in the same sequence
  • In Using and Giving we can give multiple files
  • We can give both Ascending and Descending Keys at a time

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