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IBM Mainframe REXX Programming Test

Topics Covered

  • Data Model
  • File Operations
  • Parsing
  • String Manipulation
  • Basic Components
  • Program Structure

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  • REXX Developer
  • Mainframe Developer - REXX

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Given below are some array operations in REXX. Which of these statements in invalid and will not give the expected results?

Note: There can be multiple correct answers to this question.

    • bikes. = 500

    • bikes. = bikes. + 500

    • bikesA. = bikesB

    • bikes. = ''


Read the given code and identify the line which will throw an error.

1. parse arg inp_file, out_file
2. do while lines(inp_file) > 0 
3. input_line = linein(inp_file)
4. if pos(‘LOST PASSWORD’,input_line) >= 1 then
5. rc = lineout (out_file,input_line)
6. end

    • 2 and 4

    • 2 only

    • 5 only

    • 2, 4 and 5

    • None of the mentioned


Consider the statement given below.

"In REXX program, you if you write data to a file then, you need to explicitly specify the command for closing the file."

Which of the following options justifies the above statement correctly?

    • Files are not automatically closed in REXX.

    • Files are not automatically saved in REXX.

    • File Close command of REXX creates the new version of the modified file.

    • The statement is false.

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