What is Sort Status in COBOL

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Sort status is like ‘File status’ in COBOL. With sort status clause, you can get sort or merge successful or not in the COBOL.

The syntax is:

Select file-name assign to dd-name

Sort Status IS data-name1.

It is two-char field. In the case of Sort/merge error, it shows appropriate error.

The below are optional in COBOL sort.

  • Record Contains
  • Data Records

  • Value of File-id