RM/COBOL versions 2.1 and 2.2 have a configuration option that allows for ACCEPT fields that do not receive any input (for example, the user just types Return) to leave the receiving field unchanged. Normally, the receiving field would be filled with spaces. If the RM-2-DEFAULT-HANDLING value is Yes, then ACUCOBOL-GT will behave in this alternate fashion. You may also set this value using the variable KBD_RM_2_DEFAULT_HANDLING.

Note: This option is recommended only if you are converting programs written using this feature of RM/COBOL. Note that RM/COBOL-85 does not contain this feature, so only programs written for RM/COBOL version 2 should need to use it.