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Public Index CD-ROM: Technical Information

The Public Index CD-ROM is made available in its entirety on a monthly basis. The file layouts are new as of October 1, 2005.

Weekly updates are made only to the indices offered on public workstations located throughout the Courthouse. These workstation indices are updated weekly on Monday with data as of the end of the previous week. They include only Non-Confidential cases.

The Public Index CD-ROM includes cases from 1975 for General Civil / Family / Probate and Criminal Felony cases, from 1997 for Limited Civil cases, and 1998 for Criminal Misdemeanor cases. There is a very limited number of cases filed as far back as the 1920s included in the Public Index . If you need to find a case with a file date prior to 1975, 1997 or 1998 as previously mentioned, please request a search of paper indices.

NOTE: "Due to the unification of Superior and Municipal Court records, there may be more than one case number for an individual or company, we advise that you look at all cases for that individual."

The purchaser must provide the software to view and search the index files. The CD-ROM contains no software. The Superior Court will not provide technical support for this product.

The Public Index CD-Rom shall not be re-copied or re-distributed without expressed consent from the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. The Court specifically disclaims any and all liability if the public index is purchased from a third party vendor.

The CD-ROM contains:

  1. Criminal Index - (CRINDEX.TXT) raw data in comma delimited format
  2. Civil Index - (OTHINDEX.TXT) raw data in comma delimited format
  3. Minor Offenses Index - (MOINDEX.TXT) raw data in comma delimited format

CRIMINAL INDEX
CRINDEX.TXT is a comma delimited file. The following table lists a description of the data contained in those fields:

Field Name Maximum Field Length
Field1 Last Name 35
Field2 Last Name2 20
Field3 First 15
Field4 Middle 15
Field5 Suffix 7
Field6 Party Type 34
Field7 Case Type 34
Field8 Case Number 16
Field9 File Date 8
Field10 FileID 16

 


CIVIL / PROBATE / SMALL CLAIMS INDEX
OTHINDEX.TXT is a comma delimited file. The following table lists a description of the data contained in those fields:

 

Field Name

Maximum Field Length

Field1 Last/Business 35
Field2 Last/Business2 20
Field3 First 15
Field4 Middle 15
Field5 Suffix 7
Field6 Party Type 34
Field7 Case Number 16
Field8 Caption 60
Field9 File Date 10 (YYYY-MM-DD)
Field10 Case Type 34
Field11 Filing Category 34

 


MINOR OFFENSES / TRAFFIC CASES
MOINDEX.TXT is a comma delimited file. The following table lists a description of the data contained in those fields.

 

Field Name

Maximum Field Length

Field1 Last Name 35
Field2 Last Name2 20
Field3 First 15
Field4 Middle 15
Field5 Suffix 7
Field6 Party Type 34
Field7 Case Type 34
Field8 File Date 8
Field9 Citation 16

 
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