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 SCNSRC       SCAN SOURCE                             TAASRCF

 ***** Note.   SCNSRC  provides a  similar function to  FNDSTRPDM.   The
 output of SCNSRC differs and is generally preferable to FNDSTRPDM.

 The  SCNSRC command  allows a  simple method  of scanning  source files
 for  a matching character  string or strings.   For example, assume you
 want to  know  all the  places  in your  QRPGSRC  file where  you  have
 specified the  field ACCRCV.   The SCNSRC command  can be used  to scan
 all  members of a source file (or  generic members) and print a listing
 with the  member name,  statement number  and the  statement where  the
 field has been used.

 To scan the QRPGSRC  file for all use of the argument  ACCRCV you would


 The  command operates on all  members of a source  file, a specifically
 named member  or generic  members.   It utilizes  the OVRDBF  MBR(*ALL)
 value to process all members  and the RPG SCAN op code to  scan for the
 specified argument.   The output  is spooled using  a file name  of the
 file  that  was  scanned.    Each  spooled  file  contains  any  source
 statements  where  the   argument  or  arguments  were   found,  member
 identification and summary totals.

 An option  exists to end the scan  on the first found  statement.  This
 can  be helpful  when you  are attempting  to copy  source and  need to
 know where the first  instance exists that you  have used an  argument.

 An  output file  containing the  member identification  and the  source
 statement  containing  the argument  may  be optionally  output  to the
 SCNSRCP file.   The spooled  listing is  always output on  each use  of
 the command.

 SCNSRC is a faster  scan technique that using OPNQRYF  against multiple
 members.    OPNQRYF  does  not  allow  OVRDBF MBR(*ALL)  and  has  more
 overhead than a normal open of a member.

 The  command operates  on source files  of up to  a length  of 240 (228
 bytes of source,  6 bytes of  sequence number and 6  bytes for date  of
 change).    To allow  for  a  fast  execution, the  processing  program
 issues an  OVRDBF to allow for 200 records to  be read at a time.  This
 is  useful  for  batch,  but  may  be  undesirable  in  an  interactive
 environment.   You  may wish  to restrict  the command  to batch  usage

 Note  that the scan  function will only  be successful if  the matching
 string is completely  within a  single source  record.   If the  source
 language being  scanned (e.g.   CL)  supports a syntax  which allows  a
 single  statement  to span  multiple  records, the  scan  will only  be
 successful  when  the entire  matching  string is  contained  in single

 Command parameters                                    *CMD

    FILE          The  source  file  name  and  library.    The  library
                  defaults  to  *LIBL.    To simplify  the  entering  of
                  system  supplied source  file names,  you may  use the
                  standard abbreviations  like *RPG,  *RPGLE, *CLP  etc.

    ARGUMENT      Up  to 20  bytes  to use  in  the scan  and  up to  20
                  arguments.   This is  the string that  will be scanned
                  for.  You  may need  to surround the  value in  quotes
                  and enter in upper  case depending on the value.   For
                  typical field  names (e.g.  ACCRCV), the  value may be
                  entered  in  lower  case  without  quotes.    Trailing
                  blanks will be trimmed off.

    MBR           The  member  name.    It  defaults  to  *ALL  for  all
                  members in  a file.   A specific  member may  be named
                  or  a  generic name  (e.g.    PAY*).   Scanning  for a
                  generic  name  is   similar  to   scanning  for   *ALL
                  members.   All statements in  the source file  will be
                  read,  but  only  the statements  that  belong  to the
                  generic member name will be scanned.

    TRANSLATE     A *YES/*NO option that defaults  to *NO.  *YES  causes
                  the source  statement to be  translated to  upper case
                  before scanning for the argument.

    ADDBLANKS     The  number  of  blanks  to  add  to the  end  of  the
                  argument before scanning.

                  0  is the default  meaning the length  of the data for
                  each argument determines what is scanned for.

                  A value in a range of 0 to 3 must be entered.

                  The intent  of this  parameter is to  provide for  the
                  situation such  as when you  want to scan for  the end
                  of  a name  or word  ending in 'red',  but you  do not
                  want words  such  as  'redeem'.    Using  ADDBLANKS(1)
                  finds any words  such as 'altered' which  are followed
                  by a blank.

    CHGDAT        The  date to compare individual  source statements to.
                  *NONE is  the default  meaning all  source  statements
                  are considered.

                  A date  may be  entered in  job format  to compare  to
                  the   individual   source   statements   change   date
                  (positions  7-12)  of  a  source  statement.    If the
                  source  statement   was  changed  on   or  after   the
                  specified CHGDAT,  it will be  considered for listing.
                  Specifying  a CHGDAT  value can  reduce the  number of
                  print lines that must be reviewed.

    SELCOL6       Whether to select  only certain  source records  based
                  on the  value of column 6  of the source  data portion
                  of  the  record.   The  default is  *ANY  meaning that
                  column  6  is  not  considered  and  the  entire  data
                  portion of the record is scanned.

                  This  option  is  designed  for   RPG/RPGLE  to  allow
                  selection of  the type of specification such  as I, D,
                  C,   etc.    For  example,   if  C  is  entered,  only
                  statements with  a C in  column 6  of the source  data
                  will  be scanned.   Note  that this  may  include some
                  array and table data.

                  A  value should only be entered  when you are limiting
                  the scan to  RPG/RPGLE source types.   The scan  which
                  occurs is not  sensitive to the source  type and would
                  probably  provide misleading information  if a non-RPG
                  type of source was scanned.

    FIRSTFOUND    A *YES/*NO option  that defaults  to *NO.   *NO  means
                  that all members  will be scanned and  all statements.

                  *YES  means that  the command  will  end on  the first
                  statement   that  matches  the  argument.    Only  the
                  matching statement  will be  printed.   The  PRTFOLSTM
                  option is ignored.

                  *YES may  not be  specified when the  OUTLIB parameter
                  is used.

    PRTFOLSTM     A number or *YES/*NO option that defaults to *NO.

                  *NO  causes only the statements where  a hit was found
                  to be listed.

                  *YES means  that if  a hit  is found  on a  statement,
                  the next  statement will be  printed whether it  has a
                  hit  or not.   A  number may be  entered to  cause the
                  next 1-9 statements  to be listed.   A value  of 1  or
                  *YES have the same meaning.

                  The purpose of the  option is for a situation  such as
                  when you  are scanning for a command  name and want to
                  determine  the  additional lines  of the  same command
                  or some  following commands.   If  you are  interested
                  in the  use of  a specific keyword  on a  command, use
                  the SCNCMDKWD command.

                  If  *YES or a  number is specified, it  does not cause
                  the  record  following  a  hit  to  be  added  to  the
                  outfile if one has been requested.

    SPCAFT        The number  of spaces 'print  after'.  The  default it
                  1.  2 or 3 may also be specified.

                  The  intent  of requesting  more than  a  single space
                  after is when  you want  to write on  the listing  and
                  need more white space.

    PRTMBRTXT     A *YES/*NO option  that determines if the  member text
                  is listed before any detail lines.

                  *NO is  the default to list only  the member name with
                  each statement.

                  *YES  means  the  member text  appears  once  for each
                  member where a  hit is found  and precedes any  detail

    NOTFOUND      A  *YES/*NO option that  defaults to  *NO.   *NO means
                  that  if   whether  arguments  are  found  or  not,  a
                  completion message  is sent  and a  spooled file  will
                  be created.

                  *YES  means  that  if  no  arguments  are  found,  the
                  escape  message TAA9897  will be  sent and  no spooled
                  file will exist.  The intent  of *YES is when you  are
                  scanning  for a  'not  equal'  condition and  want  to
                  bypass all the members that match the argument.

    OUTLIB        The  library  in   which  the  file  SCNSRCP  will  be
                  placed.   The  file will  contain one  record for each
                  detail print line.   The default  is *NONE meaning  no
                  outfile is  created.  *LIBL or *CURLIB  may be entered
                  if  the SCNSRCP exists.  If  the SCNSRCP file does not
                  exist, a library must be specified.

    OUTMBR        The member of  the SCNSRCP file  to be used.   If  the
                  member does  not exist, it is  added.  The  default is

    REPLACE       A  *YES/*NO  value for  whether the  member  should be
                  cleared before writing records  into it.  The  default
                  is *YES.

    STSMSG        A *PRG/*YES/*NO  option  that determines  if a  status
                  message is sent during the scan.

                  *PRG will  cause a progress bar message  to be sent if
                  all members are being processed.

                  *YES  sends  a status  message as  follows: 1)  If all
                  members of  a  file are  scanned, one  status  message
                  for  the  file  is  sent  2) If  a  single  member  is
                  scanned,  a  status message  is sent  with  the member

                  *NO may be  specified to  prevent any status  messages
                  from occurring.

    SPLOPT        A hidden  parameter that  determines whether  a single
                  spooled file  will be created on each  call to the RPG
                  processing  program.    *NORMAL  is  the  default   to
                  provide  one spooled  file.   In  the  case where  all
                  members  are scanned,  an  Override  command specifies
                  MBR(*ALL)  so there is  only a single  call to the RPG
                  program per file.

                  *DETAIL  may  be  specified  when  individual  members
                  within  a  source  file  should be  scanned,  but  the
                  output  is required in a single  spooled file.  SCNSRC
                  will be used multiple times per source file.

                  *CLOSE should be specified  when after using  *DETAIL,
                  the printer  file should be  closed (when  all members
                  from  the  same file  have  been  processed).   *CLOSE
                  causes the final totals to  be printed, but no  member
                  is scanned.

                  *HITONL  (hits only)  should  be specified  when  only
                  specific  members  are  to  be  searched (such  as  by
                  source  type)  and  a  spooled  file  should  only  be
                  output  when  a  member   is  found  to  contain   the
                  argument.   The  spooled  file is  not  opened if  'no
                  hits' exist.

    SPCNAME       The  special name that  prints at the top  of the page
                  for  the  case  where  SPLOPT(*DETAIL)  is  specified.
                  This allows a generic name to print at the top.

 File format

 The file name that is output is SCNSRCP.

 The model file used is TAASRCFP with a format name of SCNSRCR.

 To see the field names used:



 The value to be scanned for cannot span a source record.


 The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

       CHKGENERC    Check generic
       EDTVAR       Edit variable
       HLRMVMSG     HLL Remove message
       SNDCOMPMSG   Send completion message
       SNDESCMSG    Send escape message
       SNDSTSMSG    Send status message


 None, the tool is ready to use.

 Objects used by the tool

    Object        Type       Attribute      Src member     Src file
    ------        -----      ---------      ----------     -----------

    SCNSRC        *CMD                      TAASRCF        QATTCMD

    TAASRCFP      *FILE         PF          TAASRCFP       QATTDDS
    TAASRCFC      *PGM          CLP         TAASRCFC       QATTCL
    TAASRCFC2     *PGM          CLP         TAASRCFC2      QATTCL
    TAASRCFR      *PGM          RPG         TAASRCFR       QATTRPG
    TAASRCFR2     *PGM          RPG         TAASRCFR2      QATTRPG

 TAASRCFR  is used  for  scanning all  members  in a  file  or a  single
 member with one spooled file per member.

 TAASRCFR2 is  used for scanning one or all,  but only produces a single
 spooled file for all members.

 TAASRCFC2  is  used  for  extract  the  member  name  if  printing   is

Added to TAA Productivity Tools April 1, 1995

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