FORM.LIST

FORM.LIST

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The FORM.LIST command creates an active select list from a list of record keys in a file.

 

 

Format

 

FORM.LIST {DICT} file.name record.id { TO list.no }

 

where

 

file.nameis the name of the file holding the list of record keys to be used to form the select list. The DICT qualifier specifies that the dictionary of the file is to be processed.

 

record.idis the name of the record in file.name holding the list of record keys to be used to form the select list.

 

list.nois the select list number in the range 0 to 10 to which list.name is to be restored. If omitted, select list zero is used.

 

The FORM.LIST command reads the named record and uses it to form an active select list. Typically, the list of record keys has been generated by a user written program.

 

 

Example

 

FORM.LIST INVENT.LISTS INVENTORY

92 records selected.

 

In this example, a record named INVENTORY in file INVENT.LISTS is restored to become active select list zero.

 

 

See also:

GET.LIST, SAVE.LIST