Using the Jarray Class

The jarray class provides an OO COBOL wrapper for manipulating Java arrays. It is fully documented in the Java Run-time Class Library Reference.

The following COBOL program gets an array from a Java object, finds its dimensions, and displays the contents of the array.

$set ooctrl(+p-f)
 Program-id. ReadArray.
 class-control.
     arraydemo is class "$Java$arraydemo"
     .

 thread-local-storage section.
 01 aJavaObj             object reference.

 01 theTotal        pic 9(9).
 01 CDims           pic x(4) comp-5.
 01 Dims.
   03 Dims-entry    pic x(4) comp-5 occurs 256.
 01 Bounds.
   03 Bounds-entry  pic x(4) comp-5 occurs 256.
 01 ind0            pic x(4) comp-5.
 01 ind1            pic x(4) comp-5.
 01 arrayElement    pic x(4) comp-5.
 01 wsTable         object reference.
 01 wsResult        pic x(4) comp-5.

 procedure division.
   invoke arraydemo "new" returning aJavaObj
   invoke aJavaObj "getArray" returning wsTable

*> find out the number of elements in the array
     invoke wsTable "getDimensions" returning CDims
     display "The array has " CDims " dimension(s)"

*> get the number of elements in each dimension
     display "dimensions are " with no advancing
     invoke wsTable "getBounds" using Bounds
     perform varying ind0 from 1 by 1 until ind0 > CDims
          display Bounds-entry(ind0) with no advancing
          if ind0 < CDims
             display " by " with no advancing
          end-if
     end-perform
     display " "

*> display each element in the array
     perform varying ind0 from 0 by 1
             until ind0 = Bounds-entry(1)
         move ind0 to Dims-entry(1)
         perform varying ind1 from 0 by 1
                   until ind1 = Bounds-entry(2)
             move ind1 to Dims-entry(2)
             invoke wsTable "getElement" using
                             by value CDims
                             by reference Dims
                             by reference arrayElement
             display "Element " ind0 ","
                   ind1 " is " arrayElement
*> modify the contents of the array
             add 50 to arrayElement
             invoke wsTable "putElement" using
                             by value CDims
                             by reference Dims
                             by reference arrayElement
         end-perform
     end-perform

This is an implementation of the Java arraydemo class used by ReadArray. This program creates a two-dimensional array.

import com.microfocus.cobol.*;
import java.io.*;

public class arraydemo extends RuntimeSystem
{
    int myArray[][];
    public arraydemo()
    {
        myArray = new int[5][2];
        int i,j;
        for (i = 0; i < 5; i++)
        {
            for (j = 0; j < 2; j++)
                myArray[i][j] = i * 100 + j;
        }
    }
    public int[][] getArray()
    {
        return myArray;
    }
}