PROMPT parameter

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Prompt control


Default value
Parameter type
Where set
By any user
Related products
Model 204 V2.1 or earlier


PROMPT sets the type of system prompting that occurs at various points during Model 204 processing.

Valid settings of PROMPT are (options can be summed):

X'01' A dummy string is displayed (prompted) if the substitution is input from your terminal.
X'04' A dummy string is displayed if the substitution is from a procedure.
X'08' $READ and $ENTER prompts are displayed at your terminal.
X'10' "DO YOU REALLY WANT TO" prompts are not displayed at your terminal and a default response is assumed. The value of the default depends upon the operation and is the same as that assigned in a batch run or in an application subsystem.
X'20' Printing of the $$ or ?? prefix for $Read prompts or dummy strings is suppressed.

No prompting occurs if the PROMPT parameter is set to 0, even when Model 204 expects a dummy string substitution to be entered.