Set control ???????

can any1 make me comfortable in Set control statement pls. :frowning:

What is the essence of using

set control ‘N’,
set control ‘L’,
set control ‘XXXXXXXX’ (where XXXXXXXX means some content)

What this exactly means and it do have any pre-defined set of rules ?

please make me clear by providing me appropiate examples…

Advance thanks… :smiley:

Education. Education, Education.

SET CONTROL is used to issue what are called “terminal commands” in Natural.

for example:

SET CONTROL 'WL40C15F is a windowing command.

Check your Natural documentation for “terminal commands”. When a terminal command is issued via SET CONTROL, the initial % sign is not present.


Hi Steve,

I do agree that we will be using terminal commands.

can we use more than 1 terminal commands in single SET CONTROL ?

I am really confused with the below listed control statements.
its is of Window processing kind.


But can you be more specific on what this mean ‘WL25C20B3/45F’ and ‘WMB’.

Your response will be appreciated and helpful to all, who are not aware of same.

Education, Education, Education.

Until you have learned about Natural’s family of windowing commands, and their capabilities, individual commands will be quite meaningless.

Just in case you are really curious;

L25C20 sets the size of a window
B3/45 positions the window on the screen
F frames the window

If you have access to Natural documentation, you should look up “terminal commands”. You will discover that % followed by almost any letter of the alphabet does something in Natural. There are screen scraper commands, recording commands, windowing commands, etc.


And Documentation.

e.g. for Windows it is: