Search for Programs

In this section, you will find information on how to enter search criteria to find programs in the database.

By entering search criteria in the fields Program, Machine, Customer, etc., you can make a search for specified programs. Using wildcards like ? (for any unspecified character) and * (for a string of unspecified characters) you can limit the search to come up with programs having certain character strings in common.

To search for a program in NC-Base, you must be logged in. Select Explorer in the Database menu to start the NC-Base Explorer. In the Logon dialog, enter your User name and Password and click OK. The following window appears:

NC-Base Explorer.

Search for programs

A search can be simple or complicated, narrow or broad. A "succesful" search (user finds all information wanted) should be simple and broad.

In the Program Search window, you can enter part or all of the search term. If a field is left empty, it will not be included in the search criteria. You can thus enter search terms into one, some, or all of the fields, as well as select machine group, customer, and status from the drop-down lists.

When the desired search terms have been entered, click Search.

All programs matching the search criteria will be shown in the search result window, as shown in the following example:

Program search.

Click on Clear if you wish to clear the search fields.

Advanced search

In NC-Base v6 you can extend the search to include groups of data not defined by field names. Check the field Advanced search to activate the extended search options. The following window will appear:

Advanced program search.

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All Fields

Use this field to specify a search string that should match any of the fields.

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Program filename / description / memo

Use this field to specify a search string that should be matched. All programs with a program file that matches the specified name are found.

All filenames that contain the specified string are matched.

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All filenames / descriptions / memos

Use this field to specify a search string that should be matched. All programs with a program or associated file that matches the specified name are found.

All filenames that contain the specified string are matched.

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Content of program files

Use this field to specify a search string that should be matched inside program files.

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Content of all files

Use this field to specify a search string that should be matched inside files.

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Date

Performs a search for files that are created and/or modified within the time period specified below.

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Locked

Use this field to search for either locked or unlocked programs.

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Read-only

Use this field to search for programs that are either read-only or read/write.

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Deleted

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Programs without a machine

Check this box to search for programs that are not linked to a machine group.

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Programs without a customer

Check this field to search for programs that are not linked to a customer.