In the program why I am getting error in the place of move statemet but not in the place of string verb and the sentence is common like 'VALUE OF A IS ' A. ?

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. HELLO-WORLD.
DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
77 A PIC 9(02) VALUE 21.
77 B PIC X(20).
PROCEDURE DIVISION.
DISPLAY 'Hello, world'.
STRING 'VALUE OF A IS '  A
    DELIMITED BY SIZE INTO B
END-STRING.
DISPLAY B.
MOVE 'VALUE OF A IS  '  A TO B.
DISPLAY B.
STOP RUN.
Ananth SuraAsked:
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Kent OlsenDBACommented:
Hi Ananth,

Unless you're using a proprietary COBOL extension, the syntax of the MOVE statement is incorrect.  Its syntax is the very simple

  MOVE source TO target

The source item can be a single variable or literal.  

  MOVE 'VALUE OF A IS ' A TO B.

That statement contains two source items instead of the expected 1.


Good Luck,
Kent
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Ananth SuraAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much kent.
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