The Question is:
Is it possible to search concatenated files using the vms Search command.
We currently concatenate multiple files that can be read using a query language
with a read-concatenated mode. However, at the dcl level, when trying to
search the same concatenation, the search ends at the end of the first file in
Is there a way to do this?
The Answer is :
Without specifics of the failing commands, a certain answer is not
obvious -- if the files are well and truely concatenated, then
SEARCH is expected to work. (Barring a corruption or record-level
incompatibility that has arisen as a result of the concatenation.)
If this is a question of SEARCH and the common DCL-level concatenation
syntax -- the plus sign within parameters, that is not supported by
SEARCH. You can provide a comma-separated list, or you can provide
input into SEARCH using the PIPE command. (Note that you cannot use
the SEARCH /WINDOW qualifier within a PIPE; this is a known restriction
of PIPE and SEARCH.)
Please contact the support center directly. Please expect to be
asked details of the SEARCH command(s) used, the error(s) seen
(if any), and the file(s) and organizations.