4.2.6 PADDING CHARACTER Clause
X >_Workstation_> Under AIX, OS/2, and Windows, the PADDING CHARACTER clause
X is not supported for line sequential files. It is treated as a comment
for sequential, relative and indexed files. <_Workstation_<
The PADDING CHARACTER clause specifies the character which is to be used
for block padding on sequential files.
For EXTERNAL files, if data-name-5 is specified, it must reference an
external data item.
Must be defined in the Data Division as an alphanumeric 1-character
data item, and must not be defined in the File Section. Data-name-5
can be qualified.
Must be a 1-character nonnumeric literal.
The PADDING CHARACTER clause is syntax checked, but no compile-time or
run-time verification checking is done, and the clause has no effect on
the execution of the program.
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