Searching the Database:
Searching the database and printing the results of a search are important features associated with CDS/ISIS package. The query formulation strategy provided in the package uses basically Boolean logic which is enriched by proximity operators. The software allows searching only on indexed fields (through FST). Searches may be stored and recalled again for display. sorting, writing to disk or printing. Saved search expressions may also be combined by using Boolean operators to further refine the searches. The search results may be output in a variety of formats by using the formatting language, In addition to the main features discussed in the foregoing sections, the 'micro CDS/ISIS package provides data exchange facilities. In other words, the software package is able to accept and to produce data files applying the ISO 2709 standard format. This facility allows moving of databases from one information management system to another.