Size of Names, Literals and PICTURE Character Strings

Language elements are limited to the following sizes:

Language Element Maximum Size
Alphanumeric literal values 8192 bytes
PICTURE character string 30 characters
PICTURE replication

(for example, n in PIC X(n))

Program-Id name 30 characters
Entry point names 30 characters
Programmer defined words 30 characters
External filenames

(for program source and object files, copyfiles, data files)

265 characters
Dynamically loadable program names 265 characters