cobolWRITE statement

Remarks

The WRITE statement releases logical records to an output or input-output storage resource, and for logical positioning of lines within a logical page.

WRITE sequential

WRITE sequential syntax diagram

WRITE random

WRITE random syntax diagram

WRITE examples

WRITE record-buff

WRITE indexed-record
    WITH LOCK
    ON INVALID KEY
        DISPLAY "Key exists, REWRITING..." END-DISPLAY
        PERFORM rewrite-key
END-WRITE
IF indexed-file-status NOT EQUAL ZERO THEN
    DISPLAY "Write problem: " indexed-file-status UPON SYSERR
    END-DISPLAY
    PERFORM evasive-manoeuvres
END-IF

WRITE record-name-1 AFTER ADVANCING PAGE

WRITE record-name-1 FROM header-record-1
    AFTER ADVANCING 2 LINES
    AT END-OF-PAGE
        PERFORM write-page-header
        PERFORM write-last-detail-reminder
END-WRITE