Good ol' SEU may be your answer, assuming you have at least read rights to all source file members.

Try this.

1. WRKOBJPDM LIB(thelibrarywilsourcefile) OBJ(*ALL) OBJTYPE(*FILE) OBJATR(*SRC*)
2. Enter 25 against the first source file listed and press F13. This will place option 25 against each source file.
3. Press Enter. The Find String panel will display.
4. Enter an F plus the file name being changed on the find line (FCUSMSTR for example). Set the remaining parameters to your preference.
5. Press Enter.

Now you can review the findings for the file name.


Gary Monnier

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From: rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rpg400-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 5:41 AM
To: RPG programming on the IBM i / System i
Subject: Find internal file descriptions

Hi all,
I've been asked to delete a field from a physical file. I've found all the obvious utilisations of this field, but how do I find all the ones where the field may be internally described? The field may have a different name and the file name may not even be the same.

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