The CONTROL Clause

General Format

The following formats of the CONTROL clause are supported under DIALECT"RM":


General Rules

  1. When an ACCEPT or DISPLAY statement is executed that implicitly or explicitly references the subject of this entry, the contents of the data item referenced by identifier-1 can contain elements of the following set in addition to those specified for the Micro Focus COBOL Control clause:

  2. If the keyword UPDATE is specified, input data conversion is implied; unless identifier-1 is numeric edited, the keywords CONVERT and NO CONVERT are ignored. In the cases when identifier-1 is numeric and UPDATE is not specified, NO CONVERT may be used to suppress implicit or explicit input conversion.