FUP is an utility program for Tandem which is used to manage disk files and non disk devices like printers, terminals and tapedrives. FUP can be interactively started by entering command FUP on TACL prompt. There are lot of FUP commands which are self explanatory by checking help in FUP. Some of the Basic Commnds: CREATE – File Creation. ALTER – Modifying file attributes. COPY – Copies file. DUP – Duplicates file. PURGE – Purges the file. PURGEDATA – purges the data from the file. INFO – Gives the information about the file. SECURE – Changes the security, R, W, E , P. LISTOPENS –Read More →

COBOL is an acronym which stands for Common Business Oriented Language. Structure of COBOL Program. Program Divisions Sections – Block of code made up of one more paragraphs. Paragraphs – Block of code made up of one or more sentences. Sentences – Consists of one or more statements and is terminated by full stop. Statements – Consists of COBOL verb and an operand or operands. Words – Reserved, User Defined, Literals, Data Names. There are four divisions in COBOL: IDENTIFICATION DIVISION – Identifies Program Program-ID. <name>. ENVIRONMENT DIVISION – Define computer used, defines files Configuration Section. Source-Computer. T16. Object-Computer. T16. Input-Output Section. File-Control SELECT INFILERead More →