access.verbs Definition/Access: Verbs

access.verbs

Command access.verbs Definition/Access: Verbs
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category Access: Verbs (152)
Description refer to operations which are performed by the "list" processor, and are one of the three distinct types of verbs in the Pick System.

Access verbs require at minimum a verb and a file.reference, but they additionally support many qualifiers, such as selection and sorting criteria.

In Advanced Pick, the "list-verbs" command produces an alphabetically organized list of all verbs in a given md, or the current md if one is not explicitly provided. Any verb with an "a" (or "A") in the "A2" column of the "list-verbs" output is considered to be an Access verb.

Access verbs essentially break down into the following categories:

1) columnar-output-producing: sort and list

2) list-producing: select, sselect and nselect

3) statistical: count, sum and stat

4) tape-handling: t-dump, s-dump and t-load

5) file-analysis: hash-test and istat

6) internal (or "copy") format: list-item and sort-item

7) label-producing: list-label and sort-label

8) file-updating: update, reformat and srefomat
Syntax verb {only} file.reference {itemlist} {sellist} {modlist} {outlist} {(options)}
Options
Example
list invoices

list dict invoices

list only dict invoices

sort dict invoices by a2 a1 a2

sort dict invoices with a1 "a]" s]" by ac

list-item md = 'list-]'

sort-item md = 'list-]' heading "'lc' List items from 
'fl'" (p
Purpose
Related tcl.introduction
tcl2.verbs
access.only
access.options
file.reference
access.itemlist
access.sellist
access.selection.criteria
access.modifiers.modlist
access.outlist
access.seqlist
access.modifiers
tcl.verb.classes
access.sampling
access.selection.processor
conversion
dictionaries
access.check-sum
access.hash-test
access.istat
access.list
access.list-item
access.nselect
access.reformat
access.select
access.sort
access.sort-label
access.sreformat
access.sselect
access.t-dump
access.t-load
access.s-dump
collation.order
access.count
access.stat
access.sum
access.introduction