The Find Word command lets you find an English word beginning or
ending with the letters you specify or you may scan for all words
containing the value that was entered. Wildcards ('_') may also be
used. An option exists to include proper names such as 'John' and
place names such as 'Johnstown'. The supplied dictionary that is
searched has about 80,000 words and names. FNDWRD is helpful when
you do not know how to spell a word or name.
A typical command would be:
A display would appear with the words that begin with STRUG such as
'struggle', 'struggling', etc.
The default of WORD(*DISPLAY) allows you to just enter the command in
an interactive job to see the base display.
Either on the command or on the display you can specify a scan such
FNDWRD WORD(UGGL) SCAN(*YES)
All the words with the value 'UGGL' would be displayed. In addition
to words like 'struggle', words like 'juggle' would also be
You may scan for ending characters in the word such as:
FNDWRD WORD(CASE) SCAN(*END)
Words such as 'case' and 'encase' would be displayed, but 'cases' and
'cased' would not.
One or more wildcard characters (denoted by the underscore character)
may be entered such as:
Any word with beginning with S as the first character and T as the
3rd character would be displayed such as 'sat' and 'set'. Multiple
wildcards are valid such as S_T_B or S__T. You may also use one or
more wildcards with SCAN(*YES).
Your search can include people names and place names by specifying
NAMES(*YES) such as:
FNDWRD WORD(JOH) SCAN(*YES) NAMES(*YES)
In addition to 'demijohn', names such as 'John' and 'Johnstown' would
be displayed. Not all possible names are included in the dictionary.
If NAMES(*ONLY) was specified, only names would be displayed.
FNDWRD escape messages you can monitor for
None. Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.
Command parameters *CMD
WORD The word or value to be searched for. *DISPLAY is
the default which may only be used in an interactive
job to display the base display with no words.
Any word beginning with the value entered would be
displayed assuming SCAN(*NO) was specified.
Only characters A-Z, underscore, and trailing blanks
One or more wildcard characters '_' may be specified
such as 'S_T' would find all words beginning with S
as the first letter, T as the third letter and any
letter in the second position. A value such as S__T
or S_T_B is also valid. A value such as S__T_ is
the same as S__T.
The command processing program prevents the use of a
word that starts with an underscore such as _ALT
unless surrounded by quotes such as WORD('_ALT').
The interactive interface allows a value such as
SCAN A *YES/*NO/*END value for whether to scan the words
in the dictionary for the value specified.
*NO is the default to search the beginning of the
words in the dictionary. For example a scan of
'BIG', would include words like 'big', 'bigger', but
*YES may be specified to scan for the value in any
of the words. For example, a scan of 'BIG' would
display words like 'big', 'bigger', and 'ambiguous'.
*END may be specified to scan for ending letters. A
value of 'UNNY' would display words like 'bunny' and
'funny', but not 'gunnysack'. A value of 'BIG'
would result in only 'big' being displayed as no
other words in the dictionary end with 'big'.
NAMES A *NO/*YES/*ONLY value for whether to scan the words
in the dictionary for names of people and place
names. Specify NAMES(*YES) if you want a scan for
'JOH' to include proper names such as 'John' and
place names such as 'Johnstown' in addition to
regular words such as 'demijohn' (assuming SCAN =
*YES). Not all possible names are included in the
*NO is the default to bypass names.
*YES may be specified to include names.
*ONLY may be specified to display only names.
OUTPUT How to output the results.
* is the default to display if the command is
*PRINT may be specified to cause a listing which
also occurs if the command is entered in batch.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
HLRMVMSG HLL remove message
RTVSYSVAL3 Retrieve system value 3
SNDCOMPMSG Send completion message
SNDESCINF Send escape information
SNDESCMSG Send escape message
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
FNDWRD *CMD TAATXTM QATTCMD
TAATXTMC *PGM CLP TAATXTMC QATTCL
TAATXTMR *PGM RPG TAATXTMR QATTRPG
TAATXTMD *FILE DSPF TAATXTMD QATTDDS
TAATXTMP *FILE PF TAATXTMP QATTDDS