Search Input Area (DataFinder)

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Edition Date: June 2018
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Use the search input area of the DataFinder to specify the search conditions and execute a search. Select Find»Save Query As to save the parameters of the current search in a file with the file extension *.tdq. Select Find»Load to load a stored query.

Note  Refer to the help page on Searching for Data with the DataFinder for general information about the DataFinder.

Settings for the Quick Search

Entry field In the entry field you enter the term that you want DIAdem to search for in all the Properties of files, groups, and channels.
Search Starts the quick search. The DataFinder displays the found files in the Search results.

Settings for the Advanced Search

You use four parameters to specify a search condition: the level at which DataFinder executes the search, the property to search, the operator, and the property value to be searched for. You can combine several search lines into one query. Refer to the help page on Evaluating Search Conditions for information about combining several search conditions.

By default DIAdem combines the individual search lines with an AND operation. You also can execute OR operations on single values of a search condition, or entire search conditions, for example, to search for several filenames.

Depending on which search button you select, the DataFinder displays files, groups, or channels in the Search Results.

You use a column-oriented search to search for selected properties of files, channel groups, or channels. You can then load the search results with the property values column-wise as channels into the Data Portal.

Name Specifies the name of a search condition. Use these names to access search conditions in the logical operations line. Use the increment and decrement arrow buttons to request the search results sorted.

Note  The DataFinder can only order by base properties and optimized custom properties.
Level Specifies whether the DataFinder searches for the specified value in a channel, a group, or a file.
Property Specifies the property that the DataFinder browses for the specified value. In the property entry cell, the DataFinder provides a list of the base properties and all the custom properties of the type DIAdem is searching for. You can only search for the properties in this list.
Note  Refer to the Properties in DIAdem - Overview page for an overview of the properties of data sets, groups, and channels.
Operator Specifies the Operator that the DataFinder searches for.
Value Specifies which value the DataFinder searches for. If you search for values of custom properties, the data set must contain these custom properties. To search for date/time custom properties, you must optimize these custom properties.
You can enter blanks in the Value column to search for texts that contain blanks. DIAdem displays these blanks with a gray background.
You can connect multiple values with OR, for example, to search for several filenames. Refer to the page Notes on Searching with OR for further information about searching with the OR operator.
... Opens the Text Display dialog box in an advanced search if you search for a text in the related search line. Opens the dialog box Display of Integer Values, Numeric Values, and Date/Time Values when you search for integer values, numeric values, or date/time values in the associated search line. These dialog boxes appear only when you search for base properties and optimized custom properties.
Search Files Starts the advanced search. The DataFinder displays the found files in the search results.
Search Groups Starts the advanced search. The DataFinder displays the found groups in the search results.
Search Channels Starts the advanced search. The DataFinder displays the found channels in the search results.
Quick Search/Advanced Search Switches between the search input area for the quick search and for the advanced search.
Logical operator entry line Contains the logical operator of the individual search condition within a query. DIAdem fills the logical operations line according to the search condition in the search input area. The names C1, C2, and so on, refer to the individual search conditions. You can change the operators between the individual search conditions in the logical operations line.
Note  You can connect the search conditions in the logical operations line with AND and OR. Use parentheses to specify the order of evaluation. DIAdem replaces the curved brackets { and }, and the square brackets [ and ] automatically with the round brackets ( and ).
Note  You can drag and drop a file, a group, or a channel group from the structure view or the list view of the Data Portal into the search input area. You also can drag and drop properties of a file, a channel group, or a channel into the search input area, from the properties display of the Data Portal, from the search results, or from the properties display of the search results.

Note  You can programmatically access the search results list with the Navigator.Display.CurrDataFinder.ResultsList object. You can add the events OnContextMenuPointSelected and OnShowingContextMenu to the context menu of the search results.

Note  For technical reasons you must first optimize the date/time type custom properties before you can search for these properties.

Procedures

Configuring the Search Results | Defining Search Areas | Executing a Search with OR Operations | Executing a Text Search | Indexing Search Areas | Optimizing Custom Properties | Saving and Loading a Search Query | Searching for Data on a Different Computer in the Network | Searching for Data with a Script Using the Navigator Interface | Searching for Data with a Script without Using the Navigator Interface | Searching for Multiple Properties | Sorting Search Results before Executing a Search

Examples

Brake Tests for Trucks | Checking DataPlugins for Timeout | Combining DataFinder Search Results | Context Menu for the Search Results of the DataFinder | Creating ATFX Files from the Context Menu of an ASAM Data Store | Evaluation Wizard for the Search Results of the DataFinder | Filtering Data with a Dialog Box | Filtering Data without a Dialog Box | Search and Evaluation Functions in User Dialog Boxes | Searching for and Evaluating Channels | Searching for Channels in the NAVIGATOR | Searching for Data Sets Marked "Failed" in Data Stores | Searching for Data Sets Marked "Failed" | Searching for Properties and Evaluating the Associated Channels | Varying Browse Settings of a Data Store

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