I am using the following valid syntax but getting error DQ836E, why is this error occurring?
ORDER-ENT-DT 'ORDER DATE' PICTURE '99/99/99'
DQ836E - YOUR PICTURE OR HEADING CLAUSE IS MISPLACED
The error can occur when a PICTURE clause is specified on a character field, it can only be used on numeric fields.
In this case the date field is defined as character not numeric.
Either remove the PICTURE clause for the field defined as character or redefine the field as numeric.