The BELL Clause

General Format


Syntax Rules

  1. This clause is allowed only with elementary items.
  2. MF BELL and BEEP are equivalent.

General Rules

  1. The BELL clause causes an alarm to occur each time the item containing the clause is accepted or displayed.
  2. In order to cause the audible alarm to sound when the subject of this entry is accepted, you must specify the BELL clause in General Format 5 of the ACCEPT statement: the alarm does not sound if you specify the BELL clause in the Screen Description Entry and then use General Format 4 of the ACCEPT statement.