The STOP statement is virtually identical in function to the ABORT statement except that a calling jCL program will not be terminated.



STOP {message.number{, expression ...}}



The optional message.number provided with the statement must be a numeric value, which corresponds to a record key in the jBASE error message file.

A single expression or a list of expressions may follow the message.number. Where more than one expression is listed, they must be delimited by use of the comma character. The expression(s) correspond to the parameters that need to be passed to the error file record to display it.

The optional message.number and expression(s) given with the command are parameters or resultants provided as variables, literal strings, expressions, or functions.