# CONTROL-CHARS

Updated: 10/19/2021, 9:29:48 PM
Created: 10/19/2021, 9:29:48 PM
Last Updated By: Kevin Munoz
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Tags: control charaters input

# Description

The CONTROL-CHARS command is used to control whether or not the jBC INPUT statement accepts characters outside the printable range (decimal 32 through 126).

 CONTROL-CHARS {ON | OFF}
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where:

  • CONTROL-CHARS ON - disallows the input of control characters
  • CONTROL-CHARS OFF - allows the input of control characters
  • CONTROL-CHARS - reports the current state

An example of use is as:

CONTROL-CHARS
Control characters OFF (allowed)
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# Note

The default behavior is to allow the input of control characters. The setting is ignored by the jBC IN statement.

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