You can search for objects, thereby defining and linking different selection conditions for the search help.
1. In the main menu, choose Object → Search ().
The search help is called.
2. Select the object type from the dropdown list box for the Object Type field.
3. To restrict the search to the objects in a particular software component version, select it from input help () for the Context field.
If you select the arrow icon () beside the input help button you can select from the following additional filter options:
○ All software component versions
○ Latest version of all software components
○ This software component version
If you select this option, you can mark a software component version in a navigation tree and select it with Copy.
4. In the field on the left under Attributes, select the attribute from the dropdown list box (for example, Name). Which attributes you can select depends on the object type you selected.
5. Enter the attribute value in the field on the right (for example, the actual name that you want to search by).
Depending on the object type and selected additional attributes, you have the following input options for defining the attribute value:
○ Manual entry
With manual entry, you can use the following wildcards to mask the entry fields:
* (for any string) or ? (for any character)
○ Input help ()
6. To start the search, choose Search.
If the search is successful, the search results are displayed as a table in the lower part of the screen. The key attributes of the object type searched for are initially displayed.
If you want to display additional attributes for a certain object type, you can adjust the result table. To do this, choose Adjust Result Table (). In the Adjust Table Columns dialog box you can select individual attributes from the set of possible attributes and add them to your selection. To do this choose Add. You can also remove individual attributes from your selection (right part of the screen) if they are not key attributes of the object type.
Note that these table settings are stored automatically.
You can open the objects displayed in the result table by double-clicking.
You can define further properties of the search help in the personal settings.
More information: Personal Settings
You can search by using extensive selection criteria.
1. Repeat steps 1 to 3 above.
2. Choose Advanced.
You can specify several selection conditions in a table line-by-line.
Choose Standard to switch back to Standard Search Mode.
An individual selection condition has the following form:
Attribute Operator Value 1 (Value 2)
Name = X
Name BETWEEN A*(and) Z*
3. Enter the attribute in the Attribute field (in the same way as for the standard search).
4. Enter the attribute value in the Value 1 and Value 2 fields (in the same way as for the standard search).
Note that you can only enter a value in the input field for Value 2 if an interval operator (BETWEEN or NOT BETWEEN) was selected for the search condition (see next step).
5. Enter the operator that links the search attributes (dropdown list box for the Operator field).
Use the following operators:
With this operator you can for example search for all the objects whose name contains a certain string.
○ NOT BETWEEN
○ NOT LIKE
6. You can add further selection conditions by inserting additional lines (choose Insert Line After Selection ()).
Search conditions with the same attribute are automatically linked with a logical Or, and search conditions with different attributes with a logical And.
The entire selection condition resulting from the table lines is displayed in a preview below the table.
7. To start the search, choose Search.