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COBOL Working Storage Generator


Project Type: Webpage
Project Link: http://transvec.com/cobol/
Initial Release/Completion Date: July 2016
Technologies Used: HTML/CSS/JavaScript, JQuery
Tags: Programming Tool

Writing the working storage for reports in COBOL is tedious. I grew tired of manually counting characters and spending way too long simply trying to get elements of the report to line up correctly. I created this tool to ease the pain.

Fields can be added to a record/row by clicking on the area which represents that row. The field can then be expanded and dragged around. Additional properties of the field can also be added to the generated code, which automatically updates and figure out all of the spacing and sizing of the fields. It also automatically inserts blank Filler fields into the code where no field has been specified.