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5.1.4 Linkage Section



The Linkage Section describes data made available from another program or method.

record-description-entry
See "Working-Storage Section" in topic 5.1.2 for description.

data-item-description-entry
See "Working-Storage Section" in topic 5.1.2 for description.

Record description entries and data item description entries in the Linkage Section provide names and descriptions, but storage within the program or method is not reserved because the data area exists elsewhere.

Any data description clause can be used to describe items in the Linkage Section with the following exceptions:


X As an IBM extension, you can specify the GLOBAL clause in the Linkage
X Section. (Note, the GLOBAL attribute has no effect for methods.)

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