procedure division

procedure division

[prə′sē·jər di‚vizh·ən]
(computer science)
The section of a program (written in the COBOL language) in which a programmer specifies the operations to be performed with the data names appearing in the program.
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Generated in each program are complete COBOL divisions with required sections in each division including the; Identification Division, Environment Division, Data Division and Procedure Division. Environment Division SELECT/ASSIGN statements and Data Division FD statements are generated for up to four (4) input/output files and can include expanded copybooks is the user chooses to upload them via the online form.
* Procedure Division - produces a 1000-MAIN-PROCESS paragraph and allows up to eight (8) procedure division copybooks to be declared and if uploaded will expand the copybooks in the source listing
Once downloaded the programmer can then upload the source code listing to the mainframe or server used for development to complete the procedure division business intelligence logic and add any other remaining program items that need to be added in order to complete the program development.
The four phases of this reengineering activity are: modularization, replacement of flat-file databases with a relational DBMS, extraction of business rules, and reorganization of the procedure division to correspond to these business rules.
The planner then used traditional mainframe-based tools to split the procedure division of the source into the targets according to the plan.
The modified source program's procedure division contains:
* the original procedure division less the transferred paragraphs, and

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