Syntax Rules

  1. identifier is a data item that receives the accepted data.
  2. mnemonic-name is a user-defined word declared in Special-Names that refers to a display device, or is the name of a display device. See ACCEPT Statement for more information.
  3. imperative-statement-1 and imperative-statement-2 are COBOL statements. The INPUT ERROR phrase in which the statement appears can be used only if the FREE phrase is used. For more information, see General Rule 3 in General Rules.