N/APosted on - 04/30/2013
I am a new programmer new to COBOL; I was interested in generating a hashing algorithm in COBOL but I do not have the necessary skills set to make use of a checksum assembler correctly, but I understand that this is the quickest method to use for a simple hash table.
What I need is help in terms of guidelines on how I can achieve this step by step, thanks guys.
COBOL hashing function script help
Generating a hashing algorithm in COBOL is possible but for new and average programmers it might be quite difficult.
As sample guidelines on how to make use of the checksum assembler correctly and how you can achieve this step by step, first you need to have a hash algorithm. Then decide whether to use linear probing, chaining, etc. Because it is easy in COBOL, you can choose chaining where you need lists with links.
Here is just a sample routine code for the checksum assembler using a simple hash table.