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Description of FASTFORA

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Latest news at 14:00:06 on 11 Mar 1998.

Fixed a problem in $SEEMSG$ XEDIT macro.

Package Description.

















Package name FASTFORA
Title FAST, INTELLIGENT, GENERALISED SEARCH TOOL.
Version 2.34
Updated 97/09/03
Author Les Paton
Node GNKVM
Userid LPATON
Alternative author Les Paton
Node uk.ibm.com
Userid les_paton
Software requirements Rexx, XEDIT, CMS FULLSCREEN
Operating System VM/ESA, VM/SP
Software language used Rexx
Source code provided,
Y(es) or N(o)
Y
Summary provided
in file
PACKAGE
Documentation provided
in file
HELPCMS
Abstract Designed for FORUM-type files but can search any type. MULTIPLE TARGET capability. DATE discrimination on items. Auto linking/releasing of disks. Handles archived files. Searches OV/VM database. Fullscreen interface.

Package Content within the VMARC file.

      FASTFORA LICENSE  * License instructions for the VM DownLoad Library.
      FASTFORA EXEC     * Run time code
      FASTFORA $PROFILE * User profile
      FASTFORA HELPCMS  * Help file
*                         using COPYFILE.
      FASTFORA SCRIPT   * Program description ******NOTE******* PACKED
      $SEEMSG$ XEDIT    * Search engine. Part of SEE PACKAGE.
*                       * MUST be dated 04 Nov 1994 or later.
      $SFL$    XEDIT    * Dynamic list builder. Part of SFL PACKAGE.
*                       * MUST be dated 10 January 1994 or later.
      $GBLCHGE XEDIT    * Global change macro. Part of MSEARCH PACKAGE.
*
      BRWSFORA XEDIT    * Part of LOOK PACKAGE <== Edit to suit or
*                         discard. See HELPCMS for details on how results
*                         files are viewed.
      CONVHELP XEDIT    * Macro used to generate SCRIPT from HELPCMS.
*
* BRWSFORA XEDIT uses....
      SETBRWSE XEDIT    * Part of LOOK PACKAGE
      COLORPRO XEDIT    * Part of LOOK PACKAGE
      COPYSCRN XEDIT    * Part of LOOK PACKAGE. Requires SCRNCOPY PACKAGE
* The above can be edited out of BRWSFORA if you choose to.
*
* Recommended....  ( NOT DEPENDENCIES )
*
*     WINMAKER PACKAGE  From VMTOOLS ( Provides a GUI interface and
*                                      greatly enhanced function.
*                                      Uses CMS FULLSCREEN windows )
*     CMS PIPELINES                  ( Performance advantages )
*
* Nice to have.... ( NOT DEPENDENCIES )
*
*     SRCHDOCS PACKAGE  From VMTOOLS ( Enables searching OV/VM database )
*     WAKEUP   PACKAGE  From VMTOOLS ( OR OV/VM MODULE EPUQWAKE.
*                                      For retrieving OV/VM docs )
*     OMNIFIND MODULE   From VMTOOLS ( Makes linking disks easier )
*     SEE      PACKAGE  From VMTOOLS ( Just nice to have )
*     ITEMACTN PACKAGE  From VMTOOLS ( Intelligent browsing of the
*                                      results file )

Enjoy this package. If you have any questions or observations then send them to me by clicking on my name at the top of this page.