COBOL - Funções intrínsecas - Specifying a function



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COBOL - Funções intrínsecas - Specifying a function
Intrinsic functions - Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.3.0

This topic describes the general format of a function-identifier.

function-name-1
function-name-1 must be one of the intrinsic function names.

argument-1
argument-1 must be an identifier, a literal (other than a figurative constant), or an arithmetic expression that satisfies the argument requirements for the specified function.

reference-modifier
Can be specified only for functions of type alphanumeric or national.

A function-identifier can be specified wherever a data item of the type of the function is allowed.
The argument to a function can be any function or an expression containing a function, including another evaluation of the same function, whose result meets the requirements for the argument.

Within a PROCEDURE DIVISION statement, each function-identifier is evaluated at the same time as any reference modification or subscripting associated with an identifier in that same position would be evaluated.

Published: 2020-12-14


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