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Search menu

Use the Search menu to find/replace records in the existing database file. The program uses perl regular expressions syntax.

Search menu commands Description
Find Searches for specific text in the current database file.

Case sensitive Differentiates uppercase from lowercase when performing a search.

Whole words only Searches for words only. (With this option off, the search value might be found within longer words.)

From cursor The search starts at the cursor's current position, and then proceeds forward to the end of the scope. From Cursor is the default Origin setting.

Entire scope The search covers either the entire database file (no matter where the cursor is in the file).

Shortcut: CTRL+F
Find next Repeats the last search. Shortcut: F3
Replace Searches for specific text in the current database file and replace it with new text

Case sensitive Differentiates uppercase from lowercase when performing a search.

Whole words only Searches for words only. (With this option off, the search value might be found within longer words.)

From cursor The search starts at the cursor's current position, and then proceeds forward to the end of the scope. From Cursor is the default Origin setting.

Entire scope The search covers either the entire database file (no matter where the cursor is in the file).

Click Replace all to replace every occurrence of the search string. If you check Prompt on replace, the Confirm dialog box appears on each occurrence of the search string.

Shortcut: CTRL+R
Goto A database command that positions the record pointer in the current work area at the specified identity. In an Xbase data structure, this identity is the record number because every record, even an empty record, has a record number. In data structures of different design, identity may be defined as something other than record number.

Shortcut: CTRL+G
Skip Moves the record pointer to a new position relative to the current position in the current work area and within the current filter, if there is one. SKIP is generally used for operations, such as reporting, that need to go to the next record in a database file.

Shortcut: CTRL+S
searchmenu.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/31 17:04 by dbfviewer

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