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Not displaying ACCEPT? Also FLOATING WINDOW problem

Postby Benaj » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:27 am

Hi, I wanted to make an ACCEPT statement for a keyboard input that doesnt show in the screen. I dont mean the ECHO, what I need is to receive the keyboard text input without popping the text input dialog. Is there any way to do that? Thanks.

Also, is there any way to move from a floating window to another and to the main window without activating the accept? I cant help but imagine a messy code for this, is there a simple way?
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Re: Not displaying ACCEPT? Also FLOATING WINDOW problem

Postby Robert Sample » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:22 am

What COBOL and platform are you using? Enterprise COBOL does not have windows -- floating or otherwise -- so your question about them is completely irrelevant to the mainframe. And an ACCEPT will display the text since it is using the terminal to read the data.
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Re: Not displaying ACCEPT? Also FLOATING WINDOW problem

Postby Benaj » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:32 am

Im using Acucobol720. I thought it would be possible since you can for example accept data from system.
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Re: Not displaying ACCEPT? Also FLOATING WINDOW problem

Postby NicC » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:38 am

You have not answered the question about which platform, i.e. operating system, you are developingon/for. As far as I know ACUCobol is not present on mainframes.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Not displaying ACCEPT? Also FLOATING WINDOW problem

Postby Akatsukami » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:06 pm

ACUCOBOL appears to be a MicroFocus product for use on smartphones and toy computers. Bug them.
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