Auditor Help:

Searching for Attributes in Report Definitions

Auditor lets you search through existing report definitions to find those definitions that include attributes (data) that you specify. This lets you quickly determine which report definitions will produce report output that includes that data. This search capability works for all of the report definition types; the examples below demonstrate its use in the Fact-Finding Report Definitions list and the Fact-Finding Definition Editor.

Searching In a Report Definitions List

From the Auditor home page, click on the Edit drop-down menu, then select the type of report definitions in which you will be searching (Documentation Report Definitions, Fact-Finding Report Definitions, or Consolidated Change Log Definitions). Your choice will call up the associated Report Definitions list.

Opening pop-up menu

In the navigation tree (on the left), right-click on a node to call up the pop-up menu, then select Find... to call up the Find attribute in report definition dialog.

Search Dialog

Enter an attribute name and, optionally, a location. If you want, select the checkbox to make the search case-sensitive. Click Find to initiate the search. (Click Cancel to return to the Report Definitions list without initiating a search.)

Search Result

The system finds and highlights the first report definition in the hierarchy that fulfills the criteria you provided. You can continue to search through the hierarchy for report definitions that fit your criteria by right-clicking the highlighted node in the navigation tree and selecting Find Next.

Searching In a Report Definition Editor

You can also search for an attribute in a report definition from the report definition editor; that is, when you are in the process of creating or editing a report definition. This search capability works in all of the report definition editors; the examples below demonstrate its use in the Fact-Finding Definition Editor.

Opening pop-up menu in Definition Editor

In the navigation tree of the report definition editor, right-click on a node to call up the pop-up menu, then select Find... to call up the Find attribute or node dialog.

Search Dialog in Definition Editor

Enter the name of the attribute or node you are looking for. You can also refine the search to look at node names, look at attributes, and/or be case-sensitive by selecting the corresponding checkboxes. Then, click Find to initiate the search. (Click Cancel to return to the Report Definition Editor without initiating a search.)

Search Result in Definition Editor

The system finds and highlights the first attribute (or node) in the hierarchy that fulfills your search criteria. You can continue to search through the hierarchy by right-clicking the highlighted node in the navigation tree and selecting Find Next.