Procedure References - COBOL

A procedure is referred to by its paragraph-name or section-name.Paragraph-names may be qualified by the section-name of the section containing the paragraph, whether or not it needs qualification.When referring to a section-name or when using a section-name as a qualifier, the word SECTION must not appear.Qualification is performed by following a paragraph-name with a section-name preceded by IN or OF.IN and OF are synonymous in this context.The general format for paragraph qualification is:

paragraph-name-1 need not be qualified when referred to within the section in which it is defined or when it is unique.