Searching for Nodes

You can search for nodes by name and description in a viewpoint and in the node selector. Enter text to search for in the Search box and nodes that have a name or description that contains a word that starts with the string that you entered are displayed. For hierarchy viewpoints only, you can search for a node below a specific node in the hierarchy.

If you enter multiple search strings, the search results will display nodes whose name or description contains a word that begins with any of the search strings. For example, if you search for store 002, the search results will display nodes whose name or description contain a word that begins with store and nodes whose name or description contain a word that begins with 002.

Nodes are grouped by node type in the search results list. You can collapse a node type section to be able to navigate to nodes only in the node type that you need to work with. For hierarchy viewpoints, the parent name of each node is also displayed in the search results. In the example below, the search results display the parents underneath each node that meet the search criteria of "111".
search for nodes and display parents in results

In a Viewpoint

To search for a node in a viewpoint:

  1. From an open viewpoint, click Search search button.
  2. (Optional): To search for a node below a specific node in a hierarchy viewpoint:
    1. Navigate to the node in the viewpoint that you want to search below.
    2. In the search box, click Filter filter icon, and select Below Selected Node.
      Below Selected Node option
  3. Enter the text to search for and click Search search button or press Enter.
  4. Click the node in the results to locate it in the list or hierarchy.

    Note:

    If the node is a shared node, then the number of instances of the node in the hierarchy appears next to the node in the results box. If you selected the Search Below Node option, only the number of instances of the node below the selected node in the hierarchy are displayed.

    You can move to the next or previous instance of the shared node by clicking the arrows shared node locate buttons next to the node in the hierarchy.

In the Node Selector

In the node selector, descriptions are displayed next to each node by default. Searches in the node selector locate the search text in node names and descriptions. You can turn node descriptions off so that they don't display in the node selector. If you turn descriptions off, a search in the node selector is performed on node names only.

To search for a node in the node selector:

  1. From the node selector, enter the text to search for and click Search search button or press Enter.

    Multiple search results are displayed if the node text that you are searching for appears under more than one parent in the hierarchy. Click the Information information icon to display the node type and parent information for each node returned in the search results.


    node selector search showing multiple parents

    Note:

    Nodes that are implicitly shared (that is, nodes that exist under the same parent in multiple locations in a hierarchy) are displayed only once in search results. See Understanding Shared Nodes

  2. Click on a specific node instance in the results to select it.

Note:

If you want to turn node descriptions off, click Select select button and then select Show Node Description.


node selector show node descriptions option