This option affects how numeric fields with a default value are displayed prior to entry. This option works just like the EDITED-UPDATES option described above except that it applies to numeric fields instead of numeric edited fields. The possible values are Converted and Unchanged.

Place the phrase Auto-Prompt immediately after this option, using a comma as a separator, to allow the user to decide whether to change or replace the default value. When Auto-Prompt is specified, the default value will be displayed, and then the program will wait for the user to enter a character. If the character entered is a data character, ACUCOBOL-GT will fill the field with prompt characters (erasing what was there) and then accept data as if this were a new field. If the first character entered is an editing character (such as an arrow key), then ACUCOBOL-GT allows the user to edit the data normally. Sample syntax is shown here:


This option can also be specified as SCRN_NUMERIC_UPDATES. The Auto-prompt value can be specified with SCRN_NUMERIC_AUTO_PROMPT.