Keyword File (File 147)

The Keyword file is used along with the Wordlist file.  The Keyword and Wordlist files allow you to search your inventory items for records that contain specific keywords (like monitor, or blue, or pentium) in specific fields in each inventory item.  The keyword search option can be used during Sales Order Entry or when performing inventory inquiry functions.  The keyword system is implemented by identifying the fields in each inventory record that you wish to be able to search.  Once the fields to be included in the keyword search have been identified, a program is run to build the keyword files.  This program creates a record in the Keyword file for each item number/keyword combination and a record in the Wordlist file for each keyword with the total number of items containing the keyword.  Once the Keyword and the Wordlist files are updated, the system allows an item to be located and selected using a keyword