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Search Condition

The Search Condition dialog helps you to specify criteria to filter data to be retrieved from the database for a query. It appears when you select Menu > Query > Filter in the Query Editor.

Search Condition dialog

The following are details about option in the dialog:

Add Condition

Adds a new condition line.

Delete

Deletes the selected condition line.

Group

Makes the selected conditions in one group. Conditions can also be added to an existing group by selecting the conditions and the group while holding the Ctrl button, and then selecting the Group button.

Ungroup

Makes the selected condition ungrouped.

Up

Moves the selected condition up to a higher level.

Down

Moves the selected condition or group down to a lower level.

Logic

Lists the logic operator.

  • And
    Logic operator And which is applied to this and the next line.
  • Or
    Logic operator Or which is applied to this and the next line.
  • And Not
    Logic operator And Not which is applied to this and the next line.
  • Or Not
    Logic operator Or Not which is applied to this and the next line.

Field

Specifies the field to be filtered. You can either type in the field manually or select to specify the field in the Expressions dialog.

Operator

Lists all the operators that can be used in the filter condition:

  • =
    Equal to
  • <>
    Not equal to
  • >
    Greater than
  • >=
    Greater than or equal to
  • <
    Less than
  • <=
    Less than or equal to
  • [not] in
    Causes an enumerated list of values to appear in the WHERE clause predicate, used for evaluating for a true condition. For the operator "in" or "not in", multiple values separated by comma (,) are allowed.
  • [not] between
    Allows the system to evaluate whether or not data values are located between a range of values indicated in the predicate. For the operator ‘between' or ‘not between', there are two value text boxes for inputting the same type of values.
  • is [not] null
    It is used in WHERE clause predicates to match null values occurring in a specified data column. For the operator ‘is null' or ‘is not null', the value text box is hidden.
  • [not] like
    Like string pattern matching operator is used to compare the first expression string value to the pattern string (the second expression). If you want to use wildcard character in the pattern string, only "_" and "%" are supported.
  • sounds like
    Sound like operator uses a soundex algorithm to pattern match strings that sound alike.
  • [not] exists
    It is used to test if a subselect retrieves any records.

Value

Specifies the value of how to filter the field. You can either type the value in the text box manually or select next to the text box to specify the value using the Expressions dialog.

SQL Statement

Displays the SQL statement of the filter condition.

OK

Applies all changes and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Closes the dialog, leaving any changes unsaved.

Help

Displays the help document about this feature.

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