Using search (not find)

When getting started, search is a powerful tool for navigating around OrgVue, although as you become more proficient the advanced tools e.g. filters and views may ultimately help you reach your destination faster.

If you are previously familiar with the find expression, search has all the capability of find, but drop the keyword find and use the dedicated control instead of the expression manager control.

The search control can be found on the right-hand pop out.  The default behaviour is that all properties are searched throughout the dataset for a match against what is entered into the box.  This works equally with alphabetic and numeric values.

In the example:


Because search is "greedy" and will match as much as it can, it has identified some values as "Tom" but also some that contain "Tom" e.g. Tomlinson.

If you have node values visible in results, then when you click on the node, the property panel for that node is selected (extreme bottom left).

The node itself will only be selected in the main view if the present view displayed already shows that node.

Although searching everything is powerful, a more practical use is to search specific properties.  There are effectively three different types of search:

{word} searches for all occurrences of that word or combinations of letters

engineer searches for all nodes that contain the word engineer
ma searches for all nodes that contain the letters ma (consecutively)
p searches for all nodes that contain the letter p (consecutively)

property: works against named properties

region:west searches for those nodes for which the property ‘region’ has the value ‘west’, or contains the word 'west' e.g. 'western'

structure: works in conjunction with navigation keywords 

isleaf:yes also isleaf=y searches for all nodes with no children i.e. “leaves” in the terminology
isorphan:yes searches for all nodes with no parents or children i.e. “orphans” in the terminology

Further information on search can be found in the post 'Advanced Search Techniques'.

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