VALUE Clause

The Screen Section VALUE clause specifies a literal screen item.

General Format

VALUE IS value-lit

Syntax Rules

  1. value-lit is any alphanumeric literal or figurative constant.
  2. If a VALUE clause is specified, a PICTURE clause may not be specified.

General Rules

  1. A VALUE clause specifies a literal display field.
  2. When a DISPLAY verb executes that references a screen entry with a VALUE clause, value-lit is sent to the user's screen.
  3. If value-lit is a figurative constant, one occurrence of that constant is sent.