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Replace Text dialog


The Replace Text dialog is provided for searching and replacing text within the SQL Editor working area.

 

Text to find

Enter a search string in this box. The Arrow-Down button which can be found next to the input box allows you to select any of the previously entered search strings.

 

Text to replace

This box allows you to enter a string to replace the search string. The Arrow-Down button which can be found next to the input box allows you to select any of the previously entered strings. To replace the search string with an empty string, leave this input box blank.

 

Options

 

CheckBox Case Sensitive

This option can be used to differentiate uppercase characters from lowercase ones during the search process.

 

CheckBox Whole words only

Use this option to search for words only (with this option off, the search string might be found within longer words.)

 

CheckBox Regular Expressions

Recognizes regular expressions in the search string.

 

CheckBox Replace with template

This option requires the Regular expressions option selection.

Enable this option to use regular expressions in the Text to replace field. Expression used in this field will be applied to each string that matches the Text to find expression.

 

Note: The syntax of regular expressions that can be used in the Text to find and the Text to replace fields is similar to that used in Perl regular expressions. Comprehensive information about it can be found at http://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html#Regular-Expressions.

 

CheckBox Prompt on replace

Check this option if you wish to be prompted before replacing upon each occurrence of the search string. When this option is off, the search string is replaced automatically.

 

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Direction

 

RadioButton Forward

Searches and replaces from the current position to the end of the SQL Editor area.

 

RadioButton Backward

Searches and replaces from the current position to the beginning of the SQL Editor area.

 

Scope

 

RadioButton Global

Searches and replaces within the entire SQL Editor working area, in the direction specified by the Direction setting.

 

RadioButton Selected text

Searches and replaces only within the currently selected text, in the direction specified by the Direction setting. You can use the mouse or block commands to select a block of text.

 

 

Origin

 

RadioButton From cursor

The search and replace process starts at the cursor's current position, and then proceeds either forward to the end of the scope, or backward to the beginning of the scope depending on the Direction setting.

 

RadioButton Entire scope

The search and replace process covers either the entire block of selected text or the entire script (no matter where the cursor is in the Editor area) depending upon the Scope options.

 

Click the Replace All button to replace every occurrence of the search string. If you have checked the Prompt on replace option, the confirmation dialog box appears upon each occurrence of the search string.

 

 


See also:

Working with SQL Editor area

Using the context menu

Find Text dialog

Executing queries