What is the use of INTIALIZE verb in Cobol?

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Posted On: Feb 22, 2018

 

INITIALIZE verb initializes the values in a data item to the default value. Numeric edited items are set to zero, alphabetic fields and alphanumeric edited items are set to spaces. FILLERS, OCCURS DEPENDING ON items are left untouched.

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