Cases to be transferred can be selected when you are using the COPY command from the Stat/Transfer command processor or when you are using a command file.
When you are using a command file at the OS command line, you can enter operators for case selection. However, transfers that are typed in at the OS command line will transfer all of the input cases.
You can select cases from the input file with the Stat/Transfer command processor, using the same WHERE statement that you would use with the user interface. A complete description of WHERE statements is given in the Stat/Transfer User Interface section Selecting Cases.
When using case selection with the command processor, the WHERE statement is entered before the COPY command.
The accuracy of the WHERE statement will be checked only when the COPY command is executed. For this reason, particular care should be taken when typing in variable names.