- Any user
- Deactivates Model 204's automatic translation of lowercase characters to uppercase characters
The *LOWER command deactivates the translation of lowercase to uppercase characters. This translation, which is performed automatically by Model 204, causes lowercase input from the terminal to be converted to uppercase before it is processed. If the user enters *LOWER (in uppercase) at a terminal, lowercase characters are preserved.
Model 204 allows *LOWER to be entered whenever Model 204 is expecting input. Unless *LOWER is preceded by a leading blank or blanks, it is always processed as a command.
For example, this request invokes the *LOWER command, and then prints the strings, 'hello', in lowercase, and 'HELLO', in uppercase, at the terminal:
BEGIN PRINT '*LOWER' PRINT 'hello' PRINT 'HELLO' END
On the other hand, this request prints the string '*LOWER' in uppercase at the terminal:
BEGIN PRINT '*LOWER' END
Refer to the PRINT and PRINT n statements topic for a description of the PRINT statement.
Note: Two keywords, UPCASE and NOCASE, can be used with screen input items. If UPCASE is specified, all input is translated to uppercase. If NOCASE is specified, then input is not translated. If neither UPCASE nor NOCASE is specified, the *LOWER/*UPPER setting determines whether or not screen input is translated.