Searching, Finding, and Using Views


► Find in Field using Quick Find

In the toolbar there is a text entry box next to the words 'Quick Find'.

Type in the text you wish to find in your inventory list and press the 'Enter' key. The items in your inventory list that contain matching text are highlighted. For quicker finding using this option show fewer columns in your inventory grid.



► Create and run a query using the 'Search Inventory' dialog

  • In the main toolbar, click the magnifying glass icon next to the word 'Search'. The Search Inventory dialog appears. 
  • By default, 'Basic Search' is selected. If it is not, click on it.


Basic Search


  1. The dialog displays the words 'Search for' followed by two drop down menus and a text entry field.
    • From the first drop-down menu, choose the field in which you would like to search. 
    • From the second drop-down menu, choose how you want your search to behave.
    • Enter the text you are searching for in the text field. To match patterns, use regular expressions.
  2. Click the Search button or press the 'Enter' key. The dialog box closes and the results of your search appear within a query in the inventory view.


Advanced Search


  1. Below the Conditions box, the 'Search for' area appears as described in the Basic Search instructions above. Create a search condition using the drop-down menus and text entry field, then click 'Add condition'. Your condition is listed in the Conditions box.
  2. Create another condition using the 'Search for' area and click 'Add condition'. The filters are applied to your inventory in the order in which they are listed.
  3. To remove a condition, click on it in the Conditions list and then click the 'Remove condition' button.
  4. Using the radio buttons next to the words 'Search condition type', choose 'AND' or 'OR'. Choosing 'AND' will cause the search results to include only the items which meet all the conditions you listed. Choosing 'OR' will cause the search results to include items which meet any of the conditions you listed.
  5. Click the 'Search' button or press the 'Enter' key. The dialog box will close and the results of your search will appear in the inventory list.



Search Status Bar

When viewing the results of your search, the search status bar will appear under the results, above the Item Info and Price Check tabs.

In it you will see the query which was generated by your search and below it four buttons:

  • White x in red square - close search and return to inventory.
  • Green arrows - refresh the results of your search.
  • Floppy disk - save query.
  • Paper with green arrow - export results of query to a file.



► Search With Saved Queries

  1. Run a search as described above, in the 'Basic Search' or 'Advanced Search' headings.
  2. Click the Floppy Disk icon in the Search Status Bar. The 'Save query' dialog appears.
  3. Type a name for your query and click 'Save'
  4. To run the saved search, click on the Search button dropdown and select 'Load query' from the drop-down menu.
  5. To edit the saved search and then run it, choose 'Load query and edit', then proceed as described in the search instructions for either 'Basic Search' or 'Advanced Search' as detailed above.



► Export Query Results

  1. Run a search using the 'Basic Search' or 'Advanced Search' option.
  2. Click the paper with green arrow icon. The 'Save As' dialog appears.
  3. Browse to the location in which you wish to save the file.
  4. Type a name for your file and click 'Save'.
  5. A tab-delimited file containing the results of your search is created in the SellerEngine Plus predefined format.



► Find specific text in your database:

Pressing CTRL+F at any time will open a find window that allows you to find text in your inventory based on what you select:

  1. Select the Origin you would like the text found from.
    • From selected record
    • Entire inventory
  2. Choose the Direction you would like to search the database from.
    • Backward
    • Forward
  3. Choose what column to find the text in.
    • Visible columns
    • All columns
    • Current column (Current column name will show in parenthesis)
  4. Check the case sensitive checkbox if you want the search to be case sensitive.
  5. Click the Find or Find Next button to find your text in the inventory list.


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