Object Oriented COBOL Syntax

Within an Object Oriented (OO) program, you can declare a cursor anywhere that it is valid to declare a data item. Cursors are local to the object that they are opened in, that is, two instances of an object opening the "same" cursor each get their own cursor instance.

You can open a cursor in one method, fetch it in a second and close it in a third but it must be declared in the Object-Storage Section if you want to do this.