IBM Enterprise COBOL

Welcome to my COBOL course. The heart of the course is a series of videos that cover fundamental programming concepts needed to build COBOL programs. Most of the video content is found in the course PowerPoint presentation, so you will want to start by downloading these slides. Each video is followed by a programming assignment that requires your hands-on involvement in building a COBOL program that exercises the skills described in the video. The course can accommodate beginners and skilled programmers.

The course is organized into five units (links listed below). Each unit represents a day’s work.


IBM Webcast Slides (COBOL Fridays) Data Division
IBM Webcast Slides (COBOL Fridays) Intrinsic Functions

FUNCDEMO – COBOL Program – intrinsic functions
STACKY – COBOL Program – nested programs, ALLOCATE, pointers
SIMPLE – a nested program that returns a value (similar to a function)
Watch me with IBM’s COBOL Friday’s Webcast – Intrinsic Functions

Course Slides