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To Perform a Multiple-Condition Search in a Family Table
To perform more accurate searches, it is necessary to have multiple search parameters. The search tool allows for the easy setup and customization of such operations.
1. In the Family Table dialog box, click Edit > Find, or click . The Search dialog box opens.
2. From the Type list, select the required information type, and then select corresponding values from the Value list. For predefined information types, predetermined items appear in the Value list on the right. Refine your criteria by selecting = (equals) or != (does not equal).
The parameter Expression refers to an expression that will be searched for in the parameter list.
If you select a model parameter from the Table Item type list, you can type a search value in the text box below the Value list.
3. Click Add to add the current definition of the criteria to the list of search criteria at the bottom of the dialog box.
4. As additional conditions are included in the search, they appear in the list of search criteria separated by a default AND operator. To change this operator, select it in the list box and then choose the option button AND or OR above the list box.
Items in parentheses are evaluated together, as in the following:
(conditional AND conditional) OR (conditional)
5. Click Find to perform the search. Beginning from the top of the Family Table (or the current cell if one is selected), the search engine moves to the next item that meets the search criteria. Continue clicking Find to move to the next found item.
6. To remove a search condition and use a different one, select the condition in the list of search criteria and click Remove. The condition clears and a new condition can be used.
7. To alter a condition, select a condition and click Change. You will then be able to redefine, as outlined in Steps 2 and 3.
8. Click Close when finished searching.