Find Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to search for a particular record in a tree or grid. You can search records based on the value of a particular field. You can also search a folder for a particular subfolder or record.

To access

Use one of the following:

  • Select Edit > Find.

  • In the Execution Grid, select Tests > Find.

  • In the test sets tree, select Edit > Find Folder/Test Set.

Available from the following modules: Requirements, Business Components, Test Plan, Test Resources, Test Lab, and Defects.

Important information
  • If a filter is applied to a tree or grid, the search is restricted to the records currently displayed.

    Tip: If available, Text Search is a more powerful tool that enables you to search for keywords and variations of keywords. For details, see Text Search Pane.

Relevant tasks

Search and Replace ALM Data and to Update Multiple Records

See also

Replace Dialog Box

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element

Description

Find in Folder

Displays the name of the folder selected in the tree.

Available from: Component Tree, Test Plan Tree, Test Resource Tree, and Test Sets Tree.

Find in Field

Indicates the field for ALM to search in.

Available from: Requirements module, all module grid views.

Value to Find

The field value for which ALM searches. The search is not case sensitive.

Search for

Instructs ALM to search for folders only, individual records only, or both folders and individual records.

Available from: Component Tree, Test Plan Tree, Test Resource Tree, and Test Sets Tree.

Exact Match

Finds records with values that exactly match the specified search string.

Note: Not enabled when the Find in Field element is set to a numeric field, for example Defect ID, or to a text field that contains rich text, for example Description.

Use Wildcard

Enables you to use asterisk (*) characters in your search string in order to type only part of the item.

Note: Not enabled when the Find in Field element is set to a numeric field, for example Defect ID, or to a text field that contains rich text, for example Description.

Case Sensitive

Instructs ALM to distinguish between uppercase and lowercase characters.

Note: Not enabled when the Find in Field element is set to a numeric field, for example Defect ID.

Searches for the specified value in a tree view. If the search is successful, the Search Results dialog box opens and displays a list of possible matches. Select a result from the list and click Go To to highlight the record in the tree. If the search is unsuccessful, an information box opens.

Searches for the next record in the grid that matches the specified value. If the search is successful, the matching record is highlighted in the grid. If the search is unsuccessful, an information box opens.

Name to Find

The value in the Name field for which ALM searches. The search is not case sensitive. Results include records where the search string matches the value, or part of the value, of the Name field.