# jCL IN
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Tags: jcl buffer
This command prompts for input and places it in the secondary input buffer. Selects the secondary input buffer as the active buffer input. It takes the general form:
where c is an optional prompt character which, once used, remains in effect until a new IBN, IBP, IN or IP command is issued. If c is not specified, the prompt character will default to the last prompt character used, or to a colon (😃.
The new data replaces the content of the SIB, and the SIB will remain active until an RI, S(n) or MV %n source command is used.
Leading and trailing spaces are removed and groups of one or more embedded spaces are replaced by a single field mark. Use the IBN command if you want to maintain embedded spaces. If the user responds with ENTER only, a null parameter will be created.
When the command has been completed, the buffer pointer will be positioned at the beginning of the buffer.
# Example 1
| Input | SIB Before | SIB After | | ----- | ---------- | --------- | | ABC | ^ | ABC | | | ^ | ^ |
# Example 2
| Input | SIB Before | SIB After | | ----- | ---------- | --------- | | ABC DEF | XYZ | ABC^DEF | | | ^ | ^ |
# Example 3
| Input | SIB Before | SIB After | | ----- | ---------- | --------- | | <Enter> | WWW^XXX | | | | ^ | ^ |
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