Cobol logoCOBOL Character Data Type

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Characters include letters, numbers, special characters, and other attributes. There are 3 groups of character data type: (1) alpha with letters: A-Z, a-z, and space, (2) numeric characters: 0-9, and (3) any characters. Characters are organized in code pages. Each code page combines a set of characters with a special …

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Cobol logoCOBOL Unsigned BINARY Data Type

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This group of values are integer unsigned data type. They can be from 1 to 8 bytes with maximum range from 0 to 18446744073709551615. Unsigned integers don't reserve a bit for a sign and they occupy entire storage with value bits. The summary of unsigned BINARY data type can be …

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Cobol logoCOBOL Signed BINARY Data Type

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This group of values are integer signed data type. They can be from 1 to 8 bytes with maximum range from -9223372036854775808 to 9223372036854775807. Signed integers are represented 0 in the leftmost bit for positive values and 1 for negative ones. The summary of signed BINARY data type can be …

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The article is served as a quick information about COBOL data types without diving into details how data is organized in code. There are 4 major groups of data types in COBOL: (1) alphabetic, (2) alphanumeric, (3) numeric, and (4) decimal. Numeric and decimal data types can include a sign …

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