Microsoft KB Archive/35517

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FILLER Values Not Visible on Screen in COBOL Version 3.00

PSS ID Number: Q35517 Article last modified on 05-16-1989

3.00 3.00A | 3.00 3.00A MS-DOS | OS/2

Summary: When the program below is run, it fails to display the characters in the FILLER clause, a functionality allowed only with the MS(2) compiler directive. To work around the problem, change FILLER to a variable name or compile with the MS(2) directive. This information applies to Microsoft COBOL Versions 3.00 and 3.00A. In the following code sample, the “" will not be displayed: WORKING-STORAGE SECTION. 01 DDATE. 05 DMO PIC XX VALUE "08". 05 FILLER PIC X VALUE "”. 05 DDA PIC XX VALUE “08”. 05 FILLER PIC X VALUE "*“. 05 DYR PIC XX VALUE”88". PROCEDURE DIVISION. 1000-MAIN-LOGIC. DISPLAY DDATE LINE 20. STOP RUN.

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