Material to be covered
Lab & Homework Assignments
- Chapter 1
MS 2003 Version
Lab 1 - Turn in the source listing and output tonight or I can come around and grade it.
copy this to
the LAB1 directory on the VAX
copy SAMPLE.COB USR1:[dtucker.cobol.spring2011.lab1]
Download Putty Here
Decent page of VMS commands
Another VMS commands page
To log in:
login using your username and the initial
set to first initial of fist name+012111+first initial of
IP address for the new
alpha is: 126.96.36.199 -> use this for the IP address
in putty or any telnet
Examples in class.#8 on Page 61.
#4,5,6 page 100
- We'll do some examples for creating file sections & making the record structure
Homework Assignment: Review Questions I & II at the end of the chapter 1 - turn in
Monday (you do not
have to do these)
Lab 2 - Do number #7 p. 61. (Interactive Program to determine total cost of item)
Assignment 1 Problem # 3 Page 133. In this problem you read in from one file and create 2 new files. The data can be found on your student disk, ch0403.dat. Due Feb
7th, Turn into ASSIGNMENT1 directory.
Please Read the Grading Criteria
Discuss a little on program design, do a simple diagrams for
the 3rd lab.
Hierarchy Chart ->
Chapter 5 -> We're going to skip this chapter. It's about program design which by now you should know well.
- If time, go over another interactive program.
Extra -> Class Notes
Lab 3 -> Design Lab, making hierarchy charts & pseudo code
Screen shot of
my command file SET.COM
That's a zero
This script displays the directory, shows who's logged on
then sets the CLS command so I can use it to clear the
screen using "CLS" at any time for this log in session.
You would just open an editor, type this in, save as
something with the .COM extension (SET.COM) then you run it
by putting the '@' symbol in front of it like:
Chapter 6 -> Moving Data, Printing, Displaying Output.
Monday we will start on the screen lab
Assignment 2 - Number 1 page 297, plus add an option to print a report similar to the one in Figure 7.4 (next page). Your program will ask if the user wants to print a report, create a file or quit. Obviously the report won't be exactly like the one in 7.4 but do print out all the info that is in the out-salary file in a nice, neat and orderly fashion.
Due: February 21st
Let's do this lab today after we cover the notes.
Lab 4: Playing with screen features
- Let's continue with the screen features lab
- I'd like to look at your labs so far also
- Chapter 7 - Computing in COBOL
Exam 1 - Chapters 1 - 7 -> Open book
Assignment 3: Number 3 page 432.
Data can be found at: http://dtucker.cs.edinboro.edu/csci320/data
copy lastname_assign1.COB USR1:[dtucker.cobol.spring2011.ASSIGN3]
DON'T FORGET TO 'SET PROTECTION' SO I CAN SEE IT!
-> $SET PROTECTION=(W:REWD) USR1:[DTUCKER.COBOL.SPRING2011.ASSIGN3]LASTNAME_ASSIGN1.COB
Link for Date Function
Lab 5 -> An FTP example, I believe most of you have FTP'd already, if not you can try this method. Used the dos FTP.
Go Over Exam
Chapter 8 - Decision, IF and EVALUATE
# 9 page 341 - Let's incorporate
lab 5 by using FTP for this exercise and editing in
Notepad. So try using FTP to get the following files
and see if it will work in this directory.
files can be copied from the LAB6 directory in our
Spring2011 folder under LAB6.COB and LAB6.DAT.
.txt extensions but hopefully we won't need these.
3/7/2011 we are on Spring Break
Other Ch-9 Notes
Continue on last week's lab
Read the notes in the source code and finish the program, this is problem #10 page 382 where you ask the user for a statement and number of times and it prints it x number of times to a file. You can have it print to the screen also.
When done copy your result back to my LAB6 directory:
Other Ch 10 notes
Sample procedure division of single control break (Problem 2 in Ch 10)
Number 5, Page 554 & 555
Save to : USR1:[DTUCKER.COBOL.SPRING2011.ASSIGN4]
Practice with Validation (mini lab/assignment)
Let's work on #1 page 468 with a few modifications. Make a simple program that validates user entered data according to the chart and requirements listed in a - d. Instead of an error listing let's have it immediately respond to the user that the data is invalid. So it will ask the user one question at a time and immediately tell you if it's valid. See if you can make it so if the user doesn't put in leading zeros to any of the numeric fields that it does so for you.
Copy it up to USR1:[DTUCKER.COBOL.SPRING2011.LAB7]
Some Stuff on Accept Statement
Write a program that sorts the following data
According to the EMPLOYEE-NO which is the 1st 5 characters of the data.
1. Have it print the unsorted list
2. Then have it print the sorted list
3. Use the built in COBOL sort feature
4. Format for the data is found on page 643 Figure 14.7
Review for the exam
Continue with Lab
Start on Chapter 15
- Chapters 8 - 14
Write a program:
- IF & EVALUATE
- Control Break
- Validation (with error messages)
- Array Processing
- Reading from a File
Edit Chapter 14's lab and add functionality to insert a record then re-print the list sorted.
Save the new list to your directory.
I'm not worried about how the output looks for this one.
One last assignment:
Assignmnet #5; Page 736 #4 - Using a CALL statement to another file, also this one is user interactive instead of accessing files.
When you link it will look something like this:
$ LINK MAINPART, SUBPROGRAM
Then you will RUN MAINPART
Copy to USR1:[DTUCKER.COBOL.SPRING2011.ASSIGN5]
Chapter 17 & discuss the Final
Examples of Calling another program Caller, Callee
Final Exam - Friday May 6th @ 6:00, yes that's right Friday May 6th at 6:00.