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I am trying to search the project I created for certain words.
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The project information is stored in a foxpro format dbf file with the extension pjx, so I would try something like the following, depending on where the words are stored, there is a bunch of memo fields in the file that you'd have to determine which one contains the data you are after:

use myproject.pjx
locate for "myword" $ comments

Two fields which may be useful to you are called name and comments.

search for the files *.prg or *.pjx
Olaf DoschkeSoftware Developer

Where do you want to search in? And what version of foxpro do you have? VFP8/9 have Code Rerferences in the tools menu. You might also want to take a look at Gofish http://vfpx.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=GoFish&referringTitle=Home

Or is it about searching in data? You have Locate, Seek() and SQL-Select for that.

Bye, Olaf.

I am trying to search the project I created for certain words.

Are you sure you want to search the Project instead of the project's components - PRG. FRX, SCX, MNX, etc. files?

If the miscellaneous files which make up the project, then it depends on the version of VFP that you have.  Like Olaf mentions above, the later versions of VFP have a tool within the VFP Tools menu

Regardless, since I work in multiple versions of VFP from time to time, I just do text searches within the code directory outside of VFP.
I use 3rd party tools (non-VFP) to find text within files.  
The specific tool I use is one that I also use for File searches on the network where my Windows Search tool fails me.  
I use  AgentRansack  (   http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?type=agentransack&page=home )

I am not in any way promoting it since there are a number of other comparable search tools out there. But its free and it works.  I'd advise you to find one that you like.

Good Luck
Software Consultant
Click on Tools Menu => Code Reference

Click on Search Button

Type your word in "Look For" set your Location in Look in Folder and Press Search Button