TAA Tools
LOOKUP3         LOOKUP 3                               TAACLTV

The Lookup  3  command provides  a simple  lookup  capability to  check
whether an  argument exists in an array.   The array can be  a large CL
variable  of  up  to 5,000  bytes.   If  a  blank value  is  found when
searching the array,  the TAA9891  escape message is  sent.  A  generic
search argument is supported.

A typical series of commands would be:

             DCL        &ARGUMENT *CHAR LEN(10)
             DCL        &ARRAY *CHAR LEN(1000)
             MONMSG     MSGID(TAA9891) EXEC(DO) /* Not found */
                        /*                                   */
                        /*   Your handling of 'not found'    */
                        /*                                   */
             ENDDO      /* Not found */

Each  element  is  extracted  from   the  array  and  compared  to  the
argument.    If the  argument does  not  match, the  processing program
accesses the  next  element in  the  array.   If  the next  element  is
blank,  the argument  is considered  not to  be  in the  array and  the
escape  message is  issued.   If the array  boundary will  be exceeded,
the argument  is determined  to not  be  in the  array and  the  escape
message is issued.

Generic values

The ARGUMENT parameter  is not specified  to allow for a  generic name.
However,  if the ARGUMENT  ends with an  *, the argument  is considered
to  be  a  generic value  and  the  generic length  will  be  used when
searching through  the  array.   This  approach allows  normal  generic
searching to be  used.  It also allows array values  such as 123, 1234,
12345 to be found with an argument of 123*.

LOOKUP3 escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    The argument does not exist.

Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.

LOOKUP3 Command parameters                            *CMD

   ARGUMENT      The  argument to  be searched  for.  It  can be  up to
                 100 bytes in length.

                 If the argument  value ends  with an *,  the value  is
                 considered to  be generic  and a  generic search  will
                 be made of the array element values.

                 If  when searching  the array, if  a blank  element is
                 found or the end  of the array  is reached, an  escape
                 message is sent.

   ARRAY         The array  to  be searched.   It  can be  up to  5,000
                 bytes in length.

   ARGLEN        The  length  of  the argument  to  be  searched.   The
                 default  is 10  bytes.  The  length must  be between 1
                 and 100.

   FOLD          A *YES/*NO  parameter for  whether  both the  argument
                 and the  array values should be folded  to upper case.

                 *NO is the default to not fold.

                 *YES  may be specified  to fold both  the argument and
                 the array values to upper case.




The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     SCNVARRGT       Scan variable right
     SNDESCINF       Send escape information
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     TRNVAL          Translate value


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

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

   LOOKUP3       *CMD                   TAACLTV       QATTCMD
   TAACLTVC      *PGM       CLP         TAACLTVC      QATTCL

Added to TAA Productivity tools October 15, 2011

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