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    Service which searches headings (Browse) indexes

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20


    Is there a service which searches headings (Browse) indexes? ret-03 ("Retrieve Records Using CCL") searches Word indexes and ret-06 ("Retrieve Records by Direct Index") searches Direct indexes, but it seems that nothing searches Browse indexes.


    ret-03 functions exactly as CCL (Common Command Language) search does. As described in the Web OPAC Help -> Search -> CCL Codes , in addition to searching Word indexes, CCL can be used to search Browse indexes.

    If one enters "aut=shakespeare*" as a CCL search, one will retrieve the expected results.

    ./pc_b_help_eng/p-ret-03.html (Help file) corrected by v22 rep_change 000121: changed to indicate that ret-03 can also search the Headings index.

    Additional Information

    Note that, unless the exact, complete heading is entered in, the truncation character ? or * must be used. Also, there is no automatic omission of initial articles; the searcher must omit them.

    Category: System Management (500)

    • Article last edited: 8/4/2014