COBOL Runtime Error Code – 227 EXTERNAL data definition inconsistent (F

In this post, you’ll learn about the COBOL runtime Error Code 227 and the reason why you are receiving it

COBOL Error Code :

227

Reason for this Error in COBOL

EXTERNAL data definition inconsistent (Fatal) -Two or more programs are defining the same external data item, but the first loaded program has defined the size differently from the second or subsequent loaded program. -Ensure that both or all of your programs define the size of the external data item as being the same.

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