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BEGIN-AT-REFCODE

Function

BEGIN-AT-REFCODE is used to specify the reference code of the entry at which searching is to begin.

Syntax

BEGIN-AT REFCODE ABCDEF

Remarks

This option can be used to good effect if a search was interrupted and has to be re-run at a later time.

The specified refcode need not actually be present in the CSD. If this is the case then searching will begin at the next entry in the alphabetic sequence.

Graphics QUEST3D Procedure

Ex.

Users of the VAX/VMS implementation should note that the software moves instantly to the correct point in the database, instead of sequentially searching through the database.

If you conduct a search using BEGIN-AT-REFCODE and then, in the same session, wish to conduct a search starting at the first entry in the database then you can cancel the previous setting as follows:

Basic QUEST Procedure

If, for example, you wish QUEST to begin searching at refcode PQRSTU then the appropriate instruction would be :

BEGI  PQRSTU

A range of refcodes can also be specified, for example:

BEGI  AAAAAA LZZZZZ
or
BEGI  AAAAAA-LZZZZZ

Either of these instructions can be used to begin searching at refcode AAAAAA

finish searching after refcode LZZZZZ

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