Data Items

The term data item, as used here, includes data-names, conditions (level-88 items), constants (level-78 items) and files.

To query a data item, enter its name in the Quick Browse dialog box. Querying a data item returns the following information in the Search view:

Number of references
The number of references to this data item that have been located in the source.
Usage Indication
A letter follows the number of references, as follows:
d The data item has no references in the Procedure Division
u The data item is referenced in the Procedure Division, but none of these references causes modification of the item
m The data item has references in the Procedure Division that cause modification.
Related items
The data items related to the target data item are listed.
All source lines containing occurrences of the data items listed are highlighted.

Additional information is returned for the following types of data item:

In addition to a simple data item query you can specify a complex data item query (to include only certain types of COBOL verb and/or a range of lines or procedures) or a qualified data item query.