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This is documentation for Caché & Ensemble.

For information on converting to InterSystems IRISOpens in a new window, see the InterSystems IRIS Migration Guide and Migrating to InterSystems IRIS, both available on the WRC Distributions pageOpens in a new window (login required).


Prompts for input.


IS [prompt]
IBS [prompt]


prompt Optional — The prompt character.


The IS PROC command prompts the user for input and reads this input into an input buffer. It uses the secondary input buffer (SIB): setting it as active, clearing it, then receiving input into it. IS removes blanks within the input string. IBS retains blanks within the input string.

Commonly, user input placed in the secondary input buffer is use by the P command.

In Caché MultiValue, the IS and IN commands are identical.

See Also

  • IN PROC command

  • IP PROC command

  • P PROC command

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