Summary -

In this topic, we described about the Data Division with detailed example.

DATA DIVISION defines the data items that are used in the program for data processing.

The DATA DIVISION is optional. Instead, each section in the DATA DIVISION has a specific logical function within a COBOL program.

The DATA DIVISION has mainly three sections -

Syntax -

DATA DIVISION Syntax

If sections are coded in the program, those should code in the same order shown in the syntax.

Practicle Example -

A simple program for data division with file section and working-storage section

Code:

Data Division Code

Input:

Data Division Input

Jcl:

Data Division Jcl

Output:

Data Division Output