Searching within the tree
SQL Manager for SQL Server provides an ability to search for items within the DB Explorer tree. Searching for items may be useful if you have a lot of database objects, and it may be sometimes hard to find the one you need.
- using the Find Object dialog
To call the Find Object dialog, right-click the Database alias, any database object group nodes or objects in the DB Explorer tree and select the Find Object... context menu item, or use the Ctrl+F shortcut.
Available search options are similar to those provided by the Find Text dialog. For detailed description of the search options refer to the Find Text dialog page.
Note: You can specify whether the search will be performed within the entire tree or within the currently selected node only: toggle search mode using the Search by categories button on the Search Panel, or use the corresponding option available in the Tools | DB Explorer section of the Environment Options dialog.
- using the Search Panel
Type in the first letters in the edit-box, and the corresponding object will be highlighted in the tree, as displayed in the picture below. The buttons allow you to define the search direction.
By default, the Search Panel is activated in the upper area of DB Explorer. To disable the panel, right-click within the panel and deselect the checkbox at the corresponding popup menu item.
Hint: The Search Panel is dockable, i.e. you can drag it to any location within the DB Explorer form.