STARTBR is known as start browse. The STARTBR command gets the process started. It tells the CICS from where to start reading the file.
The FILE and RIDFLD parameters are the same as in a READ command.
The options allowed are GTEQ and EQUAL.
UPDATE is not allowed and file browsing is strictly a read-only operation.
Following is the syntax of STARTBR command −
EXEC CICS STARTBR FILE ('name') RIDFLD (data-value) KEYLENGTH(data-value) GTEQ/EQUAL/GENERIC END-EXEC.