The SIGN Clause in the Screen Section

The SIGN clause specifies the position and representation of the operational sign.

General Format


Syntax Rules

  1. The SIGN clause is allowed only with input, output and update fields whose pictures contain the character "S".
  2. This clause is allowed only with elementary items.

General Rules

  1. It is recommended that the SEPARATE option be used when the SIGN clause is specified in a screen description. If the SEPARATE option is not specified, a sign denoted by "S" in a PICTURE clause appears as an overpunch.