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The Scan and  Extract Data command scans  a string of data for  a value
and  returns the  first n  bytes prior  to a  blank after  a successful
scan.   For example, if  you are scanning message  text, you might want
the value after the word 'library '.

A typical series of commands would be:

              DCL        &RTNVAL *CHAR LEN(50)

If INPVAL was:

          'Data area ABC created in library DEF'

The return value would contain DEF.

Note that both  the input value  and the scan  value are translated  to
upper case before  scanning and the the scan length of  8 allows a scan
for  'library '.    If a  length of  7 had  been specified,  the return
value would be blank  as a blank  would be found immediately  following
the scan value.

SCNEXTDTA escape messages you can monitor for

      TAA9891    The scan value was not found

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

SCNEXTDTA Command parameters                          *CMD

   INPVAL        The input  value to be scanned.   Up to 500  bytes may
                 be  entered.    The  value  is  folded to  upper  case
                 before scanning.

   SCNVAL        The value  to  scan  for.   Up  to  30  bytes  may  be

   SCNLEN        The  length to  scan  for.   If  you want  the  return
                 value  following  a  word  like 'library',  you  would
                 normally   specify  an  additional  position  for  the
                 blank thus scanning for  'library '.  The  scan length
                 would then be 8.

                 A value between 1 and 30 must be specified.

   RTNVAL        The  return value  containing the  first n  characters
                 that  are terminated by  a blank after  the found scan

                 If the input value is  '...library ABC was used.'  and
                 you scan  for the word 'library'  with a length  of 8,
                 ABC will be returned.

                 This  is a required  parameter that  must be specified
                 as *CHAR LEN(50).


Because SCNEXTDTA returns a variable, the  command may only be used  in
a CL like program.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     SCNVAR          Scan variable
     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
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   SCNEXTDTA     *CMD                   TAAMSKF       QATTCMD
   TAAMSKFC      *PGM       CLP         TAAMSKFC      QATTCL

Added to TAA Productivity tools July 15, 2013

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