- The AUTO phrase causes a field entry to automatically terminate as soon as the field is filled with data. If the field is
the last field in a group of screen items (or the only field), then the ACCEPT statement will terminate when this occurs.
- If the AUTO phrase is not specified, then the field entry must be terminated by the user's typing a valid termination key
(such as the enter key).
- When you are using RM/COBOL compatibility mode, AUTO is implied by default for any Format 1 ACCEPT statement. This may be
overridden with the TAB phrase (see below).