ECHO Phrase

  1. This causes the data entered to be redisplayed in the field. This allows for the action of the OUTPUT phrase to take place. Data will also be redisplayed with output conversion under the following circumstances:
    1. in VAX COBOL and ICOBOL compatibility modes, if the CONVERT or UPDATE phrase is used;
    2. in RM/COBOL compatibility mode, if the UPDATE phrase is used.
      Note: NO ECHO is not the opposite of ECHO. See the NO ECHO phrase below for more details.
  2. For entries specified in the Screen Section, the ECHO phrase is automatically implied. Output conversion does not occur, however.
  3. See the CONVERT phrase above for details on the effects of output conversion.