Column Search window
The Column Search window lets you search through the values in a chosen column of the displayed JTable to find occurrences of some particular text. It is currently available from the Data Window and Columns Window. In each case you can get it by using the Search Column () action in one of two ways: either click the toolbar button or menu item, in which case you have to choose the column of interest using the selector, or select it from the popup menu that appears when you right-click on a column, in which case that column is selected automatically.
To perform a search, ensure that the column selector is filled in with the column you want to search, fill in the matching options, enter the text to search for, and hit the Search button. Any rows matching the query are then highlighted in the corresponding JTable, and the display is scrolled so that the first match, if any, is visible. If at least one match is found, the search window usually closes (though this can be prevented with the Stay Open () option).
When used with the Data Window only, if exactly one matching row was found, it is also activated. You can see how many matches there were from the Selected value indicated at the bottom of the Data Window.
The fields to fill in are as follows:
*" matches any sequence of characters, and
?" matches any single character
The Search button will only be enabled if the controls specify a legal search condition. If for instance the search text is empty, or Regex syntax is chosen and the search text is not a legal regular expression, it will be disabled.
The search will usually complete straight away, but if the table is very long it may take a significant amount of time. In this case progress is displayed with the progress bar at the bottom of the window, and you can interrupt the running search using the Stop button.