FE (Find Error) primary command

The FE (Find Error) primary command finds the next “field in error”. (SNGL and TABL display format only.)

  • Numeric fields whose contents cannot be formatted as a valid numeric value
  • Fields that run over the record length

Z Data Tools positions the cursor at the beginning of the field and, if necessary, automatically scrolls the data to bring the field into view.

To move the cursor to the next field in error, either enter the FE command again, or press the RFind function key (F5).

For details on limiting the columns, fields or records searched by the FE command, see Limiting the effect of editing changes.

Syntax

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       .-NEXT--.                                        
>>-FE--+-ALL---+--+----------------+--+----+--+-----+----------><
       +-FIRST-+  '-label1--label2-'  +-X--+  '-ref-'   
       +-LAST--+                      +-EX-+            
       '-PREV--'                      '-NX-'            

ALL
Searches forwards from the top of data. Same as FIRST except that ALL also displays the total number of fields in error in the records searched.
Note: Suppressed or not-selected records that are hidden from display or represented by shadow lines are not searched, even when you specify ALL.
FIRST
Searches from the top of data for the first occurrence of an invalid value.
LAST
Searches backwards from the bottom of the data for the last occurrence of an invalid value.
NEXT
Searches forwards from the cursor position (if the cursor is within the data portion of the screen), or from the beginning of the topmost record displayed on the screen, for the next occurrence of an invalid value.
PREV
Searches backwards from the cursor position (if the cursor is within the data portion of the screen), or from the beginning of the topmost record displayed on the screen, for the next occurrence of an invalid value.
label1
Label identifying the start of a range of records. The label must start with a period (.) followed by one to four alphabetic characters (no numeric or special characters). Labels starting with the letter “Z” indicate an editor-assigned label.
label2
Label identifying the end of a range of records. The label must start with a period (.) followed by one to four alphabetic characters (no numeric or special characters). Labels starting with the letter “Z” indicate an editor-assigned label.
EX
Excluded records only.
NX
Not-excluded records only.
X
Same as EX.
ref
A field reference, specifying the field to be included in the search. For example: #3.

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