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10.9 Using the Find Icon

You can search for items, pages, queries, tables, PL/SQL code, or images by clicking the Find icon on numerous pages within Application Builder.

Topics:

10.9.1 About the Find Icon

The Find icon resembles a flashlight and often displays to the right of the Run Page and Edit Page icons as shown in the following illustration. The Find icon displays on many pages in Application Builder, including the Application home page, the Page Definition, application attribute pages, and numerous pages for creating and managing shared components.

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Description of the illustration find_icon.gif

10.9.2 About the Item Finder

In Application Builder, an item can be a text field, text area, password, select list, check box, and so on. You can use the Item Finder to search for items within the current application or within the schema associated with the workspace.

To search for an item using the Item Finder:

  1. Click the Find icon.

    The Items Finder appears. A search bar displays at the top of the page and contains the following controls:

    • Select Columns icon - Resembles a magnifying glass. Click this icon to narrow your search to specific columns. To search all columns, select All Columns.

    • Text area - Enter case insensitive search criteria (wildcard characters are implied) and then click Go.

    • Go button - Executes a search.

    • Actions menu - Clicking the icon displays the Actions menu. Use this menu to customize an interactive report. See "About the Actions Menu".

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    Description of the illustration item_finder.gif

  2. To restrict the report to display just items on a specific page, click the appropriate page number in the far right column.

    Note the page number you select appears in the Page field at the top of the page. To expand the view to all pages, delete the page number in the Page field and click Go.

  3. To edit a specific item, navigate to the appropriate item. See "Understanding Page-Level Items" and "Editing Multiple Items Simultaneously".

10.9.3 Using the Pages Finder

A page (or Page Definition) is the basic building block of an application. You can use the Pages Finder to search for pages within the current application or within the schema associated with the workspace.

To search for a page:

  1. Click the Find icon.

  2. Click the Pages tab.

    The Pages Finder report appears, displaying the page number, page name, page alias, title, tab set, and counts of the number of items and regions on the page.

    A search bar displays at the top of the page and contains the following controls:

    • Select columns to search icon - Resembles a magnifying glass. Click this icon to narrow your search to specific columns. To search all columns, select All Columns.

    • Text area - Enter case insensitive search criteria (wildcard characters are implied) and then click Go.

    • Go button - Executes a search.

    • Actions menu - Clicking the icon displays the Actions menu. Use this menu to customize an interactive report. See "About the Actions Menu".

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  3. To link to the Items page, click the page number.

10.9.4 Using the Queries Finder

You can use the Queries Finder to locate a query within your application or within the schema associated with the workspace.

To search for a query using the Queries Finder:

  1. Click the Find icon.

  2. Click the Queries tab.

    The Query Finder report appears, displaying the page number, page name, the region containing the query, and the query source.

    A search bar displays at the top of the page and contains the following controls:

    • Select columns to search icon - Resembles a magnifying glass. Click this icon to narrow your search to specific columns. To search all columns, select All Columns.

    • Text area - Enter case insensitive search criteria (wildcard characters are implied) and then click Go.

    • Go button - Executes a search.

    • Actions menu - Clicking the icon displays the Actions menu. Use this menu to customize an interactive report. See "About the Actions Menu".

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    Description of the illustration query_finder.gif

  3. To link to the Items page, click the page number.

10.9.5 Using the Tables Finder

You can use the Tables Finder to view tables within the schema associated with the workspace.

To view tables associated within the current schema:

  1. Click the Find icon.

  2. Click the Tables tab.

    The Tables Finder appears.

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    Description of the illustration table_finder.gif

    A search bar displaying the selected tab appears at the top of the page and contains the following controls:

    • Select columns to search icon - Resembles a magnifying glass. Click this icon to narrow your search to specific columns. To search all columns, select All Columns.

    • Text area - Enter case insensitive search criteria (wildcard characters are implied) and then click Go.

    • Go button - Executes a search.

    • Actions menu - Clicking the icon displays the Actions menu. Use this menu to customize an interactive report. See "About the Actions Menu".

  3. Select a table name.

    A table definition appears.

    This report displays the column names, data type, length, precision, and scale and the SQL necessary to re-create the table appears at the bottom of the page.

See Also:

"Managing Tables" in Oracle Application Express SQL Workshop Guide

10.9.6 Using the PL/SQL Finder

You can use the PL/SQL Finder to locate and view details about stored procedures, functions, and packages associated with each object within the schema associated with the workspace.

To search for PL/SQL code in the current schema:

  1. Click the Find icon.

  2. Click the PL/SQL tab.

    The PL/SQL Finder appears.

    A search bar displays at the top of the page and contains the following controls:

    • Select columns to search icon - Resembles a magnifying glass. Click this icon to narrow your search to specific columns. To search all columns, select All Columns.

    • Text area - Enter case insensitive search criteria (wildcard characters are implied) and then click Go.

    • Go button - Executes a search.

    • Actions menu - Clicking the icon displays the Actions menu. Use this menu to customize an interactive report. See "About the Actions Menu".

  3. To view additional details, select the procedure, function, or package name.

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    Description of the illustration plsql_finder.gif

    The procedure, package, or function name appears and additional information including the owner, source name, source type, return type, argument names, data types, and IN/OUT parameters.

See Also:

"Managing Database Objects with Object Browser" in Oracle Application Express SQL Workshop Guide

10.9.7 Using the Images Finder

You can use the Images Finder to identify images available to the current application.

To view available images:

  1. Click the Find icon.

  2. Click the Images tab.

    The Images Finder appears.

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    Description of the illustration image_finder.gif

    A search bar displays at the top of the page and contains the following controls:

    • Select columns to search icon - Resembles a magnifying glass. Click this icon to narrow your search to specific columns. To search all columns, select All Columns.

    • Text area - Enter case insensitive search criteria (wildcard characters are implied) and then click Go.

    • Go button - Executes a search.

    • Actions menu - Clicking the icon displays the Actions menu. Use this menu to customize an interactive report. See "About the Actions Menu".

  3. From Show, select the type of images to view. Options include:

    • Standard Images

    • Workspace Images

    • Application Images

See Also:

"Managing Database Objects with Object Browser" in Oracle Application Express SQL Workshop Guide