Searching the Help
To search for information in the Help, type a word or phrase in the Search box. When you enter a group of words, OR is inferred. You can use Boolean operators to refine your search.
Results returned are case insensitive. However, results ranking takes case into account and assigns higher scores to case matches. Therefore, a search for "cats" followed by a search for "Cats" would return the same number of Help topics, but the order in which the topics are listed would be different.
|A single word||
||Topics that contain the word "cat". You will also find its grammatical variations, such as "cats".|
You can specify that the search results contain a specific phrase.
Topics that contain the literal phrase "cat food" and all its grammatical variations.
Without the quotation marks, the query is equivalent to specifying an OR operator, which finds topics with one of the individual words instead of the phrase.
Two or more words in the same topic
|Either word in a topic||
|Topics that do not contain a specific word or phrase||
|Topics that contain one string and do not contain another||
|A combination of search types||
- Data validation
- Accessing the validity file
- Deleting validity record components
- Invalid application names
- Invalid files and form names
- Invalid field names
- Printing validity definitions
- Invoking validity table processing
- Look-up processing
- Format Control processes
- Display value summary details
- Display range summary details
- Create validity table definitions
- Add field level definitions
- Add value definitions
- Add range definitions
- Validate the validity definitions
- Delete an entire validity record
- Delete a single value or range definition
- Delete value or range definitions from a table
- Print a detailed report of an entire validity record
- Validate fields during record processing
- Create a validity lookup option in Format Control
- Call validate.fields from Format Control
- Validity validation rules
Calling the validity routine while a record is being edited simulates the Find and Fill functions. This gives the user the ability to determine the valid values or ranges of a field before attempting to process a record.
You can execute the validity look-up routine from these three places.
- Format Control Additional Options
- Format Control subroutines
Format Control processes
Display value summary details
Display range summary details
Create validity table definitions
Add field-level definitions
Add value definitions
Add range definitions
Validate the validity definitions
Delete an entire validity record
Delete a single value or range definition
Delete value or range definitions from a table
Print a detailed report of an entire validity record
Validate fields during record processing
Create a validity lookup option in Format Control
Call validate.fields from Format Control