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Finding Data with Quick Search

Last Modified: November 20, 2020

Use Quick Search to find search terms in the file properties of a DataFinder instance. Perform a quick search if you only have parts of the information you are searching for or if you do not know whether the information you are searching for is in a file, a channel group, or a channel.

  1. In Data Navigation, select the DataFinder or the Federation instance you want to search with and click .

    To search in the search areas of a DataFinder or Federation instance, the instance requires web access. An authorized user can enable web access in Data Indexing. To enable web access, select the instance and click »Manage»Remote Access»Web Access.

  2. Enter a search term in the search input box. If the toggle is set to Advanced Search, click the toggle to enable Quick Search.
    Goal Solution
    Find multiple search terms Separate multiple search terms with spaces.
    Use wildcards to find parts of search terms Find parts of search terms with wildcards (* and ?). You can only use wildcards at the end of a search term, for example, exa*.
    Find numeric values Use Advanced Search. Quick Search always interprets search terms as text. For example, if you enter the search term 100, Data Navigation searches for the text 100 and not for the numeric value 100.
    Find search terms containing special characters Use Advanced Search. Quick Search replaces the special characters in a search term with spaces.
    Find case-sensitive search terms Not possible. Neither Quick Search nor Advanced Search are case-sensitive.
  3. Click Search.

    The search results list always contains the search results from the previous search.

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