The FIND statement positions a direct access file at a particular record and sets the associated variable of the file to that record number. It is comparable to a direct access READ statement with no I/O list, and it can open an existing file. No data transfer takes place.
The FIND statement takes one of the following forms:
In the following example, the FIND statement positions logical unit 1 at the first record in the file. The file's associated variable is set to one:
In the following example, the FIND statement positions the file at the record identified by the content of INDX. The file's associated variable is set to the value of INDX:
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For details on direct access READ statements, see Section 10.3.2.