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J:.<'l.le No. 530U-28
Form C24-3337-l OS

Systems Reference Library

IBM System/360 Operating System
Report Program Generator

This reference publication contains ,fundamentals
of RPG programming and language specifications for
the IBM System/360 Operating System, R~port Pro-
gram Generator.

Also included is the job setup information for ex-
ecuting RPG.

The System/360 Operating System, Report may be several reports created simulta-
Program Generator (RPG) is a problem~ neously on different devices.
oriented language designed to provide users For information on the operating
with an efficient, easy-to-use technique system that is beyond the purpose of this
for generating programs that can: publication, refer to the following publi-
1.' Obtain data records from single or
multiple input files, IBM System/360 Operating System, System
2. Perform calculations on data taken Programmer's Guide (Form C28-6550)
from input records or RPG literals, IBM System/360 Operating System, Assem-
3. Write reports, bler (E) Programmer's Guide (Form
4. Use Table Lookup, C28-6595)
5. Exit to a user's subroutine written IBM System/360 Operating System, Concepts
in a language other than RPG, and Facilities (Form C28-6535)
6. Branch within the calculations, IBM System/360 Operating System, Data
7. Sequence check input records, Management (Form C28-6537)
8. Maintain files. IBM System/360 Operating System, Job
Control Language (Form C28-6539)
RPG uses a set of specification sheets IBM System/360 Operating System, Linkage
on which the user makes entries. The Edltor (Form C28-6538)
forms are simple, and the headings on the IBM System/360 Operating System, Control
sheets are largely self-explanatory. Program Services (Form C28-654l)
Although many reports use only one
input file, RPG can combine data from For titles and abstracts of associated
multiple input files to create a report. publications, see the IBM System/360
The output may be a single report, or it Bibliography (Form A22-6822) .

Second Edi tion

This edition, C24-3337-l, is a major revision of,
and obsoletes, Form C24-3337-0.
Significant changes or additions to the specifications contained in this
publication will be reported in subsequent revisions or Technical News-

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