Find data in a data file.
The SEARCH function returns the record number for the first record in the specified data file for which the specified field matches the specified search string.
Fieldvalue specifies the field variable (specified by FIELD statement) of the target field.
Recordstart specifies the record at which to start. If this parameter is omitted, the BHT starts at record #1, the beginning of the file.
If there are no matches, the function returns 0.
Search the following data file for 4901234567890 in the BARDATA$ field
private result% private SNO$ private QTY$ private BARDATA$ open "TESTDATA.DAT" as #1 ' open data file field #1, 3 as SNO$, 5 as QTY$, 13 as BARDATA$ ' define fields result% = search(#1, BARDATA$, "4901234567890", 1) ' search print result% ' displays 3 close #1