COBOL Interview Questions and Answers


How you can read the file from bottom?

The question is very general. Let us look into these possibilities:

1. QSAM (sequential) file: You can run it thru SORT utility adding SEQNUM and then
sort then sort by SEQNUM in DESC order

2. VSAM: In CICS, you can read backward using READREV;

3. VSAM: I Batch, unload the VSAM file using SORT in DESC order by key value

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