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RE: Cobol Copybook format

From: John Kanagaraj <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 09:49:56 -0700
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Thanks for waking up memories of COBOL that I have been trying to run away from! Anyway.... a FILLER is just that - a filler or placeholder to pad out or format a 'record' in the WORKING STORAGE or FILE section (eq. to the declarative section in PL/SQL). If this is part of a retrieved record from a file, it is sometime used to pad upto a 4-byte boundary. For a quick newbie look at COBOL, go to <> Let me know offline if you have additional queries.  

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Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 8:15 AM
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Good morning everyone,

I have this messy document that is known as a copybook. I've been searching the web to help me understand what the appropriate way to translate this into a table is. If anyone has a link they are willing to share, or is willing to answer questions (like what the heck is FILLER?) please email me directly.

Thank you!

Lisa Koivu
Oracle Database Administrator

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