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Pressing Enter Key to continue...

 
Jonathan Eric
Occasional Visitor

Pressing Enter Key to continue...

I'm still new at decforms and would need some help..

In my INTERNAL response step it would execute a COBOL program. After the execution of the program I have a condition where in if the status given by the cobol program is INVALID it would display a message in the screen then the message should stay until the user presses the “ENTER” key then the execution would continue.

Im not having trouble in displaying the message my problem lies where i need the message needs to be retained until enter key is pressed.

Can you give me some tips on how to do this?
What commands can execute this process?

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks
2 REPLIES
Hakan Zanderau ( Anders
Trusted Contributor

Re: Pressing Enter Key to continue...

If you are searching for a DCL-command...

$ INQUIRE dummy "Press........"

or

$ READ/TIME_OUT=30/PROMPT="Press...." SYS$COMMAND dummy
( Waits 30 sec form an input )

Hakan
Don't make it worse by guessing.........
Hakan Zanderau ( Anders
Trusted Contributor

Re: Pressing Enter Key to continue...

to fast reading...."new at decforms".
I red "new at ...forums..."

Ignore my previous reply.

Hakan
Don't make it worse by guessing.........