Special-Names in COBOL :: A Fancy thing in Vintage Language ?

Special-Names in COBOL :: A Fancy thing in Vintage Language ?


It bring you out of the dull zone when you come across things like Special-Names  in cobol, otherwise English like programming language which may bore some of us. Of course we are talking about COBOL here. Let’s create a scenario first. Let’s assume in some requirement we need to validate an Email Address i.e. we need to make sure that the Email Address contains only the allowed characters like a-z, Numeric 0-9, Special Symbols like “@”, “_” and “.” etc. ...

Static & Dynamic SQL in COBOL :: A Walk-Through


COBOL allows SQL queries to be executed both Statically and dynamically. However it’s often confusing that when Static SQL is to be used and when  Dynamic SQL. This will be quite clear once you know the exact difference between the two. Difference Between Static & Dynamic SQL: Static SQL SQL is static when we know the SQL Statements in advance i.e. we know what query to perform on which table under what conditions. For e.g. consider a table name “STUDENT” which ...