The Results window
All record returned from a find operation will be displayed in the Results
window. As noted above you can use the Select
Fields for Results window to determine the fields that will be displayed.
Remember that the fields are sorted in left to right order, so if you want
to resort the Results window you will need to open the Select Fields for Results
dialog and rearrange the items in the right hand list.
Once you have a set of records displayed in the Results window you make click
on any given record and it will be brought up in the Edit
window. Changes may now be made to the record. Note, that these
changes will not be reflected in the Results window until the next "Find" or
"+Find" is done.
Find and Replace
The Results window contains two menu items. The "Clear!" item simply clears
the Results window of all data. It does not affect data stored in
the database itself. In contract the "Replace!" menu item does affect data in
The "Replace!" item is used to do "find and replace" operations on the data
set. It will only operate on data that is currently visible in the Results
window. For example, if you have 100 "candicans" records in the Results
window and you use the "Replace!" item to change the collector name from "Bud
Johnson" to "Bud R. Johnson" you will only be changing the "Bud Johnson"s of
the records that are in the Results window.
Using the Replace dialog
Once you fill out the dialog simply click the "Go" button. The system
will then step through the Results window changing the values indicated in the
given field to the new values. At the time of each change it stamps the
record with the UserID of the current user, and updates the EntryDate and EntryTime
fields. At any point durring the conversion you may click the "STOP!"
button and the replace function will stop. It will not automatically
undo these changes. To accomplish an undo you may swap the values of fields
one and four in the dialog box and then click the "Go" button again.
- Replace all occurrences of. Enter in exactly what you want
- Ignore case. Check this to ignore the case of the data vs.
the case of the value you entered in field number one.
- In the ____ column. This field take the column of the data
you want to search in. The drop down list contains all the valid fields
that are present in the current results set. Note, that you cannot
change data in any of the following fields with the replace function:
- With. This field contains the value that you wish to replace the
first fields value with.