%* - Inhibit Character Display


%* in Online Mode

This command may be used when entering sensitive data (for example, passwords). %* causes all fields on the current screen to be non-displayable.

When used with the SET CONTROL statement, %* causes all fields on the next screen to be non-displayable.

%* in Batch Mode

In batch mode, %* causes printing of the next input data record to be suppressed. The input line after the line which contains %* will not be printed. This is useful, for example, for suppressing the printing of passwords.

Example of %* in batch - logon to Natural Security:


The printing of all input data in batch may be controlled with the ECHO profile parameter (see the Parameter Reference).