RM-style Data Entry

RM style data entry is selected using the appropriate Accept/Display option in Adiscf. It is provided for emulation of numeric and numeric-edited ACCEPT operations in RM/COBOL V2.0. If this mode is selected, all other Accept/Display option numeric and numeric-edited data entries are ignored. Data entry is the same as for alphanumeric fields. All ACCEPT and DISPLAY statements behave as if the phrase MODE IS BLOCK has been specified.

This style of numeric input is not intended for use with the screen handling syntax in this COBOL system, only with programs originally written for RM/COBOL.

See MODE IS BLOCK Clause for more information.