Online Documentation for DB Comparer for Oracle

Find Text dialog

The Find Text dialog is provided for quick and flexible searching for specified text within the SQL Script 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.



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.

For example, you can type "empl*" to search for metadata containing the "empl" substring; enter "^emp" to search for words starting with "emp" or "^emp|emp$" to search for the string "emp" at the beginning or at the end of the string.

Note: The syntax of regular expressions that can be used in the Text to find field is similar to that used in Perl regular expressions. Comprehensive information about it can be found at

SQL Script Editor - Find Text dialog



RadioButton Forward

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


RadioButton Backward

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



RadioButton Global

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


RadioButton Selected text

Searches 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.



RadioButton From cursor

The search 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 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.


CheckBox Mark search result with stack marker

The option toggles marking search results. If this option is selected, stack markers are set at all search positions - this makes it possible to jump from one marker (search result) to another within the text.