input-output section

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

input-output section (plural input-output sections)

  1. (computing) The part of the environment division of a COBOL program that specifies the symbolic names of external files accessed by the program

Usage notesEdit

  • Capitalizes (as INPUT-OUTPUT SECTION) in the COBOL source code.
  • In an IBM mainframe environment, this specifies the ddnames to be used in the appropriate JCL.