Establishing Search Criteria

Once the search tar­get has been deter­mined the next step is estab­lish the search cri­te­ria Establishing search­ing cri­te­ria for a label is cre­at­ed using the fol­low­ing steps:

1. Select Any, All or None from the drop down menu. If Any” is cho­sen, each row with cri­te­ria set will return the found instances. When All” is cho­sen, only instances that meet all rows of cri­te­ria com­bined will be returned. None” will return any instances that do not match the criteria.

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2. The first choice in set­ting the cri­te­ria is the data type. The data types that can be searched are Text Notes, Labels or Codes. In the first drop down menu select Label to start to estab­lish the ini­tial criteria.

3. Establish the oper­a­tor of the search cri­te­ria by select­ing from the fol­low­ing drop down menu. As it relates to labels, these options mean:

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  • Is will return labels that con­tain the exact char­ac­ters inputted in the search string.
  • Is not will return labels that do not con­tain the exact char­ac­ters inputted in the search string.
  • Contains will return the labels that have the search string in their names.
  • Does not con­tain will return labels that do not have the search string in their names.
  • Begins with will return labels that have the search string in the begin­ning of their name.
  • Ends with will return labels that have the search string in the end­ing of their name.

4. Input a search string. This is usu­al­ly the label name or part of the label name. A string is made up of any amount of char­ac­ters includ­ing punc­tu­a­tion and oth­er char­ac­ter types.

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5. Establish the last ele­ment in the search cri­te­ria row by select­ing from the fol­low­ing drop down menu. group­ing” refers to a group of labels as defined in the Labels Tree.

Note: Grouping only applies to labels. Further cri­te­ria can be sub­tract­ed, added, or nest­ed by using the but­tons, respec­tive­ly, to the right of the cri­te­ria row. Fig 89H

6.The last item to set is in the Search Options sec­tion below the rows of the cri­te­ria. These options apply to all search strings that was inputted in the rows of criteria.

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  • Ignore case will ignore cap­i­tal­iza­tion. So, Bob will be con­sid­ered the same as bob.
    Ignore white space will ignore spaces between char­ac­ters. So, Bob Jumped will be same as BobJumped.
  • Use wild­cards, this is a method of pat­tern search­ing. If there were a cer­tain amount of label names that start­ed with B, an aster­isk could be used to find these by using B* as the search string.
  • Trim white­space will ignore spaces after names. This is help­ful if names were inputted strangely.
  • Only search select­ed cat­e­gories will search only select­ed code rows in a timeline.

7. With the cri­te­ria in place, press the Search but­ton Fig 89J in the Find win­dow tool­bar. If any instances are found, the results will be dis­played in the low­er por­tion of the win­dow with a count of the found instances at the very bot­tom of the win­dow. Click on the dis­clo­sure tri­an­gle to reveal all the found instances.