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Returning multiple fields in one method

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Is there a way in visual cobol to do the following?

public Boolean CheckIsInt (string passedString, out Int32 returnedInt)

{

     return Int32.TryParse(passedString, out returnedInt);

}

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Yes, COBOL can do REFERENCE and OUTPUT parameters, so in this case something like:

method-id CheckIsint.

procedure division using by value passedString as string, output returnedInt as binary-long

                             returning ret as condition-value.

   set ret to binary-long::TryParse(passedString, output returnedInt

end method.

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Yes, COBOL can do REFERENCE and OUTPUT parameters, so in this case something like:

method-id CheckIsint.

procedure division using by value passedString as string, output returnedInt as binary-long

                             returning ret as condition-value.

   set ret to binary-long::TryParse(passedString, output returnedInt

end method.

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