The selection criterion to be used for indirect table access. The indirect parameter is used to set the criterion for a subsequent indirect open request. At open time, tableBASE searches the primary table for the row with the largest key equal to or less than the value of the INDIRECT-OPEN-CRITERION parameter. The table name in that row is the indirect (secondary) table that will be accessed.

 77  xxxx-INDIRECT-OPEN-CRITERION            PIC X(50).