Volume 2 Chapter 10 Search Menu STATISTICS

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STOP-LIMIT

Function

STOP-LIMIT is used to specify the maximum number of accepted hits.

Syntax

STOP  n

Remarks

The STOP-LIMIT command can be used to alter the default stop limit for hits.

The default value is 1000 and this is normally an adequate setting.

If, on the other hand, you wish to raise the stop limit substantially you must remember to ensure that there is adequate disk space available for any saved output files.

Graphics QUEST3D Procedure

Ex. 1 Suppose we have defined one or more tests

By choosing a STOP-LIMIT greater than the number of entries in the database we ensure that the program does not stop before the end of the database is reached.

If we were now to select the SHOW-CONTROLS option in the QUEST sub-menu then we would see:

Ex. 2 Suppose we have defined one or more tests

If we were now to select the SHOW-CONTROLS option in the QUEST sub-menu then we would see:

Basic QUEST Procedure

Ex. Suppose you wish QUEST to stop searching after 500 hits then the appropriate instruction would be :

STOP 500

If the stop limit is exceeded in an interactive session then QUEST displays:

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