Actually I WOULD expect them to read the manuals for themselves but, in the case of some VENDOR products, it would appear that many of them do not have ACCESS to the manuals, because their employers do not PROVIDE them with the manuals. A real shame in this day and age, since most manuals are available from the vendors in electronic form to any licensed user.
No, I can NOT provide you with a link to the manual. The manual is copyrighted and it would be a violation of that copyright to post a copy of the manual without permission of the copyright owner ( Computer Associates ). If your shop is licensed for the product, you should either have access to a manual on your company's intranet, a hardcopy version, or access to the CA user support website where you could download your own electronic version.
That being said, here are 3 snippets from the manual which would lead one to believe that the syntax I provided should have worked ( note: the manual is CA-Panvalet 14.3 System Management Guide Sept 1995 ):
This required parameter specifies the segment of the library you want to
search. You can specify a member name to limit the scan to a single
You can specify a set of member names by using wildcard character notation
in your member name. You must enclose the member name in quotes to
activate the wildcard selection feature. For performance reasons, do not
enclose a member name in quotes if you do not want a wildcard search.
You can scan all members of the same language type by specifying the
language type (you must include the prefix *). You can search the entire
library of members by specifying an * as the first parameter.
This optional parameter represents a character string within a beginning
and ending delimiter used as an argument for searching members for an
exact match. The scan field can be any length from 1 to 61, exclusive of
the delimiter characters. You can use any delimiting character as long as
it is not contained within the character string.
188.8.131.52 Wildcard Member Selection
Wildcard notation allows for generic pattern matching in member names.
This reduces the length of selection criteria and parameter lists. The
two special characters are:
Asterisk (*) meaning any number of characters or no characters.
Question mark (?) meaning any single character.
A wildcard member name can contain only one asterisk (*), but any number
of question marks (?). One name can contain both an asterisk and question
| Pattern | Meaning |
| ++SCAN 'PAY*' | Scan all members beginning with the first |
| | three characters 'PAY'. This includes any |
| | member named PAY. For example: PAY, |
| | PAYROLL, PAY1. |