If the inhouse DB file is not keyed, you can check to see if there is a logical 
built over it by using F14.  This should bring up a list of the logicals on the 
file or the file itself.  It lists the key fields used.  Once
you have selected a keyed file, you can use the F6 key to position to a 
specific record using the key fields that function key provides.

Good luck.

Paola Groeber
Former MAPICS Business Analyst for CRM applications
Also DBU Guru for over 12 years  :^)

aldg wrote:

> Hi Mapics group:
> I am trying to edit an inhouse created DB file using DBU.
> When I bring up the file and try to go to a specific record using the F1-KEY 
>command, I get an error message, "Function key not allowed."
> The DBU help screen for that command says:
> "CMD 1-KEY.  Allows a starting key selection on logical or keyed physical 
>files.  If the file has a single record format, the current key is displayed.  
>Partial keys may be used.  Not valid for non-keyed physical files."
> What is the difference between a "keyed" and "non-keyed" DB file?
> When we create inhouse DB files using Query/400, is the resulting file 
>automatically a "non-keyed" DB file?
> Is there any way to convert a "non-keyed" DB file into a "keyed" DB file?  If 
>there isn't a way to do this, I do I use DBU to go directly to a specific 
>record on a very large DB file?
> I look forward to your good assistance on this matter.
> Regards,
> Al Gershen
> Grants Pass, OR
> aldg@mail.rvi.net
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