## X 8.1.8 INSERT Statement

X The INSERT statement is a library statement that adds COBOL statements to

X the source program included by a BASIS statement.

X ___ **Format** _____________________________________________________________
X | |
X | >>__ _________________ __`INSERT`__`sequence-number-field`______________>< |
X | |_`sequence-number`_| |
| |
|________________________________________________________________________|

X **sequence-number**

X Can optionally appear in columns 1 through 6, followed by a space.

X The content of this field is ignored.

X **INSERT**

X Can appear anywhere within columns 1 through 72, followed by a space

X and the sequence-number-field. There must be no other text in the

X statement.

X **sequence-number-field**

X A number which must be equal to a sequence-number in the BASIS source

X program. This sequence-number is the 6-digit number the programmer

X assigns in columns 1 through 6 of the COBOL coding form.

X The numbers referenced in the sequence-number-fields of any INSERT or

X DELETE statements must always be specified in ascending numeric order.

X The sequence-number-field must be a single number (for example,

X 000130). At least one new source program statement must follow the

X INSERT statement for insertion after the statement number specified by

X the sequence-number-field.

X New source program statements following the INSERT statement can include

X DBCS or EUC data items.

X **Note:** If INSERT or DELETE statements are used to modify the COBOL source

X program provided by a BASIS statement, the sequence field of the COBOL

X source program must contain numeric sequence-numbers in ascending order.

X The source file remains unchanged. Any INSERT or DELETE statements

X referring to these sequence-numbers must occur in ascending order.

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