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Microsoft KB Archive/10070

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DELETE Statement Cannot Be Used with Sequential Files

PSS ID Number: Q10070 Article last modified on 11-16-1992

1.07 1.10 1.12 MS-DOS

Summary: When you attempt to use the DELETE statement with a Sequential file, a “Syntax Error” is generated. The Version 1.x “Microsoft COBOL Reference Manual,” Pages 242-243, incorrectly lists the DELETE statement with Sequential files. According to ANSI ’74 standard, the DELETE statement cannot be used with Sequential files. This problem was corrected in Version 2.x of the documentation.

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1992.