Terry,

According to IBM's documentation, maximum length of field-to-be-scanned
(parameter 1) is 999. Got that.
What is the maximum length of the pattern argument (parameter 4)?

Thanks -- Jay

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Winchester Terry" <terry.winchester@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400'" <cobol400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 9:57 AM
Subject: RE: [COBOL400-L] Green-screen search argument


> Another option would be to call the QCLSCAN API.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:cobol400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jay Sulzmann
> > Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 9:43 AM
> > To: COBOL Programming on the iSeries/AS400
> > Subject: [COBOL400-L] Green-screen search argument
> >
> >
> > Good morning,
> >
> > Suppose in a subfile app I want to list only the entries that
> > contain a specific string value and filter out all others.
> > For example, I want to list only the customers that have
> > "JOHN" in their name.
> >
> > The search-argument is "JOHN" and the application needs to
> > display "JOHN SMITH", "BIG-JOHN", "SALLY JOHNSON". Suppose
> > the Customer Name is 30 bytes long. How do I construct an
> > INSPECT operation so that it looks at the customer name for
> > the string "JOHN" without including the 26 blanks?
> >
> > Cheers. -- Jay
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