Searching for records

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You can search for specific records in a table in various ways. The most flexible and preferred way to search for a record is to use the generic search methods Locate and Lookup. These methods enable you to search on any type of fields in any table, whether or not they are indexed or keyed.

  • Locate finds the first row matching a specified set of criteria and moves the cursor to that row.
  • Lookup returns values from the first row that matches a specified set of criteria, but does not move the cursor to that row.

You can use Locate and Lookup with any kind of dataset, not just TIBTable. For a complete discussion of Locate and Lookup, see Understanding Datasets.

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