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Online editors open the onion.net research window via the context menu item "Search". In the research window, online editors can effect full-text searches of the complete database. The editor can choose if he only wants to search for object names or within all object contents entries. The field "More restrictions" offers the option to reduce the full-text search to certain aspects. Table 2 lists the possible restrictions.

 

Restriction

Explanation

Subordinated

At this location, the object appears whose context menu was used for calling the research window. The full-text search is restricted to objects subordinated to this object. If the research window is called from the system root object, the complete database will be searched.

Referenced

Objects referencing at least one object of this path are found.

Exact path

Only objects are searched that are direct children of the selected element.

Data type

The selection menu contains all object types defined in the model administration. Abstract types appear in grey font. If a data type is selected, only objects of this type are searched.

Status

The search is restricted to objects that have been borrowed or checked in - depending on the selection.

Last editor

The selection menu lists all users stored in the system. If a user is selected, only objects will be searched that have last been edited by this user.

Editing period

The search is restricted to objects last edited within the indicated period of time. The period of time is to be entered in the format YYYY-MMM-DD or DD.MM.YYYY. If editors do not indicate the start date, the installation date of the system will be used; if they do not indicate the end date, the current date will be used.

Creator

The selection menu lists all users stored in the system. If a user is selected, only objects will be searched that have been created by this user.

Creation period

The search is restricted to objects created within the indicated period of time.

 

All restrictions can be combined with each other. A click on the link "Checked-in documents" on the start page (see Chapter 3.3) thus only initiates a combined restricted search for objects that

  • have the status "checked" and

  • that have last been edited by the user who is currently logged on.

Following a click on the button "Start search", all hits are displayed in the bottom part of the research window. The name, path, creator and last editor of the documents are displayed. A click on any object in the hit list opens this object in the onion.net editor.