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RE: Search OS/400 Physical Files



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Dave

You MUST know that WRKF is not PDM. So there is no way a PDM option is going to work, unless you use PDM option 5, the same number as option 5 in WRKF - and it might actually cause problems.

Also, 25 is not valid on a non-file object - and the iSeries is NOT Windows - you can't expect it to search all files - cuz the iSeries objects are NOT all of them files.

Now the tool to do this is in WDSC - I mentioned that very early on in this thread. The iSeries search there lets you put in a generic library name, a generic file name, and a generic member name - no way am I going to test it, but I bet you could put and asterisk in each one and nicely go out for a latte! But it would do what you want.

I just fired off a search for a string in library V* file * and member * - it's going to take a while, but it is now at 27 of 380 files.

HTH
Vern

-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Dave Odom" <Dave.Odom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Vern, et al,

I think what Shannon is looking for and I for sure am, is a native i5/OS Search
function that allows me to put in a character string or whatever and *ALL
libraries, if I so desire, and have it search ALL files in all libraries,
particularly source or physical files and have it function like the Search
function in Windoz. I have entered STRPDM, I have pulled up a list of objects
from all libraries, I have put in 25 in the option field of the first on the
list (shouldn't have to do this if I want to search all objects in one or more
libraries in the first place) and I pressed enter. I get "Option 25 not valid".
So, I then tried WRKF. I say all files, all libs, PF. I get a list. I put in
25 in the option field of the first file, I get "Specified option number not
allowed". I have *ALLOBJ and am a SECADM. So, I don't see ANYTHING that
allows me to do a Windoz like search on all objects for a character string or
anything like it. What am I missing?

Thanks,

Dave
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