The Adis Configuration utility enables you to alter the default behavior of the enhanced ACCEPT and DISPLAY statements as described in your Language Reference.

The Adis module can be configured to change behavior in many areas. Full details on Adis are provided in the chapter Adis. Adis contains an internal set of defaults which it uses unless the file ADISCTRL is present. Any configuration changes affect ADISCTRL, and not the defaults internal to Adis.

ADISCTRL is the configuration database for the Adis module. It can hold up to a maximum of 16 configurations, any of which are available to you. An entry at the start of ADISCTRL determines which configuration Adis uses.

ADISCTRL contains all of the machine-independent information required by Adis. This includes:

You can alter any of the configurations held in ADISCTRL using the Adis Configuration utility. This utility is designed around a hierarchy of menus. These menus appear at the bottom of your screen and list the options available to you at any time.

The ADISCTRL file that is supplied with your COBOL system contains a number of configurations that are set up to emulate different dialects of COBOL. Most of the time you do not need to do anything other than use the Adis Configuration utility to select which one of these configurations you wish to use (use the Choose option on the main menu of the Adis Configuration utility).

The configurations supplied with your COBOL system include:

Default Configuration
This is exactly the same as the configuration built into Adis that is used at run time if no ADISCTRL file is found. This provides the standard mode of operation during execution of ACCEPT and DISPLAY statements.
IBM V1.0 Compatibility
Provides emulation for IBM COBOL V1.0. It is not a close emulation, especially in the action of ACCEPT operations into numeric and numeric-edited fields.
RM Compatibility
This configuration should be selected if your program was originally written in RM/COBOL V2.0. This configuration provides a very close emulation of the action of ACCEPT and DISPLAY statements in RM/COBOL V2.0.
DG ICOBOL Compatibility
Provides emulation of the actions of ACCEPT and DISPLAY statements under Data General's ICOBOL.
Microsoft V2 Compatibility
Provides emulation for Microsoft COBOL V2.2. It is not a close emulation, especially in the action of ACCEPT operations into numeric and numeric-edited fields.
Provides emulation for DIALECT"RM" applications running within Visual COBOL.
Provides emulation of RM/Panel controls, for users migrating an RM/Panels application to Visual COBOL.

See the Compatibility Guides for full details on RM/COBOL and RM/Panels, DG ICOBOL, IBM and Microsoft compatibility.

If you do want to create your own configuration, we recommend that you do not change any of the supplied configurations directly. Instead, you should save the configuration you want to change under a different name and make changes to that.

If you create a custom ADISCTRL file, it must be accessible to your program (in the current directory or the etc sub-directory of your product installation directory) at run time. If it is not, defaults are used.