Using the Search Assistant

The Search Assistant is integrated in the Repository pane. It searches all sources in the current workspace. The results are displayed in a tree in the browser window, either by type or by folder, depending on the tab you have selected in the Repository pane - Folders or Types. The information in the tree is grouped in three levels:
  • Project level - shows the projects that contain the objects.
  • Folder level - shows the relative folder structure. If there is more than one folder level, they are grouped and displayed with slashes - Folder1/Folder2/Folder3(n). The number in brackets indicates the number of search result objects in the folder.
  • Object level - shows the objects that are the result of the search.
Note: For information about customizing the search options, see Configuring the Search Assistant.

To use the Search Assistant:

  1. Type in a search string in the search box and click . The search returns all workspace objects whose names match the search criteria.
  2. Drill down the tree to see the relationship types and available methods for the objects.
  3. Double-click an object in the search result tree to see its source code.
    Note: To see the source code of a declaration, double-click it or right-click and select Go To Source.
  4. Right-click the search result objects in the Browser to see the list of available context-sensitive actions for the selected objects.
    Note: Not all of the context menu options available in the Repository Browser are available in the search results tree.
    Note: Multiselect is also available for the items in the search result tree.

To reset a search or change the search criteria in the search field:

  1. Click Close in the left corner of the search field.

    The search is reset and the last Repository Browser view you used is displayed.

Enterprise Analyzer keeps a history of the searches you have done so when you start typing a search string, it lets you select from a list of search strings you have previously used that begin with the same characters as the ones you have typed.