Searching for a block or tag in the database

On the Search Menu, click Database Search (shortcut Alt+D)


Overview of database search

The Database Search menu item searches for specified terms in the Tag and Trend databases.

To use this utility press the Tool search.jpg button and click on the Database Search tab or select Database Search from the menu. You can specify a tag index value, trend index value, tag name (or partial tag name), Loop, PCU, Module, and Block numbers or any combination of the above. The Miscellaneous text field allows you to search for descriptions, units, alarm groups or any other text that appears in the database. Clicking the Search button will start an intelligent search for the terms in the Tag and Trend databases.

When you search for tag or trend information, all documents containing the information are listed in a Search Results dialog box (see Viewing search results). Within each document, all occurrences are highlighted to stand out. Use the Next Highlight Tool next highlight.jpg button and the Previous Highlight Tool previous highlight.jpg button on the tool bar to step through all of the search hits in any document.

When no results are found

If Hyperview was not able to find anything that matched the specified search criteria, then it will bring up the following dialog box to let you know that no search hits were found.

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If you do not wish to see this dialog box each time an unsuccessful search was performed then check the Don't show me this again option before click OK to close the dialog. To reset this option so that the message appears again, you can go to the View page of the Options and check the Reset to show all suppressed dialogs box.

Viewing search results

When the search is complete, and one or more topics have been located, a search results dialog box appears (see Viewing search results).

Search details

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See also