cobolACCEPT statement

Remarks

The COBOL ACCEPT statement is used to retrieve data from the system.

ACCEPT statement

ACCEPT statement

ACCEPT variable.
ACCEPT variable FROM CONSOLE.

ACCEPT variable FROM ENVIRONMENT "path".
ACCEPT variable FROM COMMAND-LINE.

ACCEPT variable FROM ARGUMENT-NUMBER
ACCEPT variable FROM ARGUMENT-VALUE

ACCEPT variable AT 0101.
ACCEPT screen-variable.

ACCEPT today FROM DATE.
ACCEPT today FROM DATE YYYYMMDD.
ACCEPT thetime FROM TIME.

ACCEPT theday FROM DAY.
ACCEPT theday FROM DAY YYYYDDD.

ACCEPT weekday FROM DAY-OF-WEEK.

ACCEPT thekey FROM ESCAPE KEY.

ACCEPT username FROM USER NAME.

ACCEPT exception-stat FROM EXCEPTION STATUS.

ACCEPT some-data FROM device-name.

See http://open-cobol.sourceforge.net/faq/index.html#accept for more details.