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Microsoft KB Archive/38900

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RELATIVE Statement Is Incorrect in COBOL “Pocket Guide”

PSS ID Number: Q38900 Article last modified on 04-20-1993

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

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft COBOL for MS-DOS and OS/2, versions 3.0 and 3.0a

Summary: Page 1-7 of the “Microsoft COBOL Pocket Guide” (for Versions 3.0 and 3.0a) incorrectly lists the following as an INDEXED file SELECT format: ORGANIZATION IS RELATIVE This is incorrect; the statement should read as follows: ORGANIZATION IS INDEXED Using the RELATIVE key word will cause COBOL to think of the file as a different configuration and related errors may occur. The “Microsoft COBOL Compiler Version 3.0: Language Reference Manual” for Versions 3.0 and 3.0a gives the proper syntax for this statement on Page 5-23.

Additional reference words: 3.00 3.00a Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.