BAC344 - Business Applications Using COBOL

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Subject Title
Business Applications Using COBOL

Subject Description
Business applications will be developed in COBOL using Programmer Development Manager and CODE/400. This subject introduces the students to file processing, report writing, transaction validation and updating. Students will build on programming techniques used in previous subjects to solve problems related to maintenance/modification of structured programs for typical business applications. This subject will provide a basic understanding of the COBOL language.

Credit Status
1 Credit for CPD/CPA/CPAC Diploma Students

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Use the iSeries operating system to edit, compile, link and debug COBOL programs

2. Validate input data and perform error trapping programming techniques

3. Code and understand subprograms using standard parameter passing methods

4. Understand the differences between standard COBOL I/O and Embedded SQL

5. Develop test data and verify program reliability

6. Develop an ILE COBOL business application using Program Development Manager and Websphere

7. Design, code, debug and document structured COBOL programs in accordance with accepted COBOL programming standards

8. Understand different data types including one and two dimensional tables

9. Understand interactive transaction processing environment, the use of screens and direct cursor addressing

10. Implement various file organizations and access methods

11. Understand the design, coding and structure of a COBOL program

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