The TO Clause

The TO clause identifies the destination of data accepted.

General Format


Syntax Rules

  1. The TO clause, when used with the FROM clause, is equivalent to the USING clause, both specifying the same identifier. It must not be used with the USING clause.
  2. The identifier in the TO clause can be qualified. If no OCCURS clause applies to the screen item, this identifier can be subscripted or indexed. It must be defined in the File, Working-Storage,

    MF Local-Storage,

    or Linkage Section of the program.

General Rules

  1. Executing an ACCEPT statement on a screen item whose description includes a TO clause accepts operator-keyed data into the screen item, and then moves that data to the associated data item.