Replace Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to find and replace field values in a tree or grid. You can replace a field value for a selected record, or for all records in the tree or grid.

To access

Use one of the following:

  • In a grid view, select Edit > Replace.

  • In the Execution Grid, select Tests > Replace.

Important information

If a filter is applied to a tree or grid, the search and replace is restricted to the records currently displayed.

Relevant tasks

Search and Replace ALM Data and to Update Multiple Records

See also

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element

Description

Find in Field

Indicates the field for ALM to search.

Version Control: If the field is non-versioned (meaning, the field's data are not saved with each version), an asterisk (*) is displayed as a prefix to the field name in the Find in Field list. The checkout operation is bypassed when performing a Replace operation on non-versioned entities. For details on setting a field as a versioned/non-versioned, see the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Administrator GuideVersioned.

Value to Find

The field value for which ALM searches.

Replace with

Indicates the replacement field value.

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.

Replace

Replaces the specified field value for the selected record.

Replace All

Searches for and replaces the specified field value in all records displayed in the grid.

Find Next

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.