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Hi Roger

Just one of the days I'm looking at SQL services - the ifs_read table function with a locate() function was very easy - it did require a path, of course, and I thought it'd be interesting to see if I could feed that path using another SQL services - ifs_object_statistics is also very handy - now to "pipe" (see, I know the terms!!) the output to ifs_read.

I had another interesting when this didn't work - maybe JOIN ifs_object_statistics with the QCMDEXC function - and use qshell with grep as the command being executed there. I don't need details on the contents, only that it is in there.

Of course, RDi could come to the rescue, too - another thing to explore.


On 8/12/2022 11:37 AM, Roger Harman wrote:
As opposed to using "grep"?

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Subject: Find string in multiple it's files using sql services

I have XML files in a folder, I want to see which ones have a certain value in them, such as an account code. I tried ifs_object_statistics with start_path_name ==> set, joined to ifs_read, the path_name from ifs_object_statistics in path_name ==>.
hope that makes sense, I get an error that says the value of start_path_name in not a valid file, maybe someone can give an idea or alternative

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