Using PROCEDURE DIVISION RETURNING . . .
RETURNING phrase in the
PROCEDURE DIVISION header of a program to return
information to the calling program.
PROCEDURE DIVISION RETURNING dataname2
When the called program in the example above successfully
returns to its caller, the value in dataname2 is stored into the identifier that was
specified in the
RETURNING phrase of the
CALL . . . RETURNING dataname2
CEEPIPI: The results of specifying
PROCEDURE DIVISION RETURNING in programs that are called
with the Language Environment® preinitialization service (CEEPIPI) are