SET INPUT TIMEOUT

Controls how long a FORM or MENU INPUT command waits for user interaction.

Syntax

SET INPUT TIMEOUT [num]

Parameters

num

The number of seconds to wait for user input. Can be
an integer constant (e.g., 15, 200);
a variable, form field, or parameter that evaluates to an integer.
Valid values for num range from -1 to 32000. Specifying a value of -1 instructs the software to wait indefinitely for user interaction.

Comments

The INPUT TIMEOUT option is set to -1 by default, instructing the software to wait indefinitely for user interaction after an input request.

If user interaction does not occur before the timeout period expires, the input request terminates and program execution resumes at the next command.

When a timeout period expires, the following system variables are affected:

Note that the SET INPUT TIMEOUT value is not restored on a SET RESTORE.

 

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