10 Superb Ways to write Your COBOL Program

 COBOL tuning tips
COBOL tuning tips

Your skill and experiences says, how you can write your program. That needs some essential tips you need to follow. The below tips improves your COBOL program performance:

  1. Always remove extra variables declared in working storage section
  2. Use different paras for different business logic . Do not put all your business logic in one para.
  3. Reduce usage of GO To statements
  4. Use wherever required 88 level condition statements
  5. Always write comments for each para what it does. In terms of business words.
  6. Use PERFORM statements always. Must use “Exit” statement at the end of each para.
  7. Use ‘OPEN’ statement for all the files at one place. And CLOSE all the files at one place.
  8. Check IF conditions properly. If lengthy IF conditions are there (more than 3), then go for EVALUATE
  9. Use ‘SEARCH ALL’ only. if your array is having more than 50 records. Else use ‘SEARCH’
  10. Check empty lines between the COBOL code. Maintain only ‘one’ empty line.
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Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.