- Specifies the beginning of a User Language request
BEGIN DRIVER: FIND ALL RECORDS FOR WHICH RECTYPE = DRIVER END FIND NUM.DRIVERS: COUNT RECORDS IN DRIVER PRINT COUNT IN NUM.DRIVERS END
Every SOUL request must be preceded by either the Begin or More command and must be concluded by an End statement. After encountering a Begin command, Model 204 assumes that every user input line is a SOUL statement (or a portion of a statement), until the End statement is processed.
Output from a SOUL request appears on the user's terminal unless a USE command directs the output to an alternate device.
When Begin follows another command that does not automatically end its own update unit (for example, DEFINE FIELD), Model 204 ends any update unit in progress and begins a non-backoutable update unit.