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Find

This section describes the window used to search for data in a document. The window is invoked by the Edit|Find menu command or by the Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut. The search of the next occurrence is invoked by the Edit|Find Next menu command or by the F3 key.
Item
Description
Look for
The value to be searched for. Its type depends on the Type item.
Scope
Scope of data to be searched:
in document
the entire document is searched.
in table
if a data table is active, only the table is searched.
in text
if a text or line editor is active, only its contents are searched.
Type
Type of the data that should be searched for:
number
search only for a numeric item.
string
search for a string. If you enter a number, numeric items are also searched.
time
search only for a time item (Time).
date
search only for a date item (Date).
date and time
search only for a datetime item (Date_time).
Operation
The operation that should be performed on the data item and the entered value. For example, if you select “= equal”, only those data items are found, whose content is equal to the entered value. The “contains string” option is in general useful for strings – the first occurrence of the string is found in the searched text.
The options listed under operation depend on the Type item.
Case sensitive
For strings: the search is case sensitive.
Whole word
For a string combined with operations “has string at beginning”, “contains string”, or “has string at end”: the substring searched for must end on word boundaries.
Name of the built-in tool: find_tool