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Search page

The Search page can be launched from any other Orion pages with a search scope. Refer to Searching for file content section on how to launch the search page from different places. The left hand side of the page displays the search and replace field and all other options. The right hand side displays the result when you invoke the search. The header of the result pane displays the total number of matches and the number range of the first page. Each file is expandable to display all the lines that match the keyword. You can use right arrow key to pop up a 5-line context around the line. To view the file with the line located you can click on any match to open the editor. The page is designed to display multiple pages if the number of result files exceeds 40. To view more results you can use the previous and next page actions in the tool bar.

Search page

Search scopes

When you launch the search page, the bread crumb shows the current scope. But once the result pane shows some results, you can scope up and down for the same keyword from there.

Scoping down

Let's assume that you've just searched for "function" on a folder and you got 265 files but you want to see the results on a folder you are interested in. You can now click on the location column where the interesting folder is presented. The result will be scoped down to that folder by the same keyword.

Search location column

Scoping up

If your search result presents a sub folder but you want a broader scope, you can click on any segment in the breadcrumb. The result will be scoped up to that folder by the same keyword.

Search breadcrumb

Saving search

Click Save Search in the toolbar to bookmark a link to this search for future use. Let's say you are searching "foo" on folder "bar". The default name of the saved search is "foo in bar" but you can rename it later to a more meaningful one. Note that this is a bookmark to the search, rather than a specific search result. Clicking on a link in the Searches list in the search result page will perform a new search with the same search terms. You can also perform the saved search from the search options in any other pages.

Save search button

Save search options

Navigating matches

There are four actions in the tool bar for navigating matches. Expand all and Collapse all are convenient actions to view all matches or just view the file list. Up and Down allow you to just iterate all the files and matches top-down or bottom-up. While you are iterating, the current row is moving to indicate where you are. You can also jump over to a specific file or match by clicking on that row, which gives a quick switch-over to where you want to start the iteration. The current row is always cached as the browser's cookie based on the search URL. If you leave the page and come back or refresh the page, the current row is restored.

Keyboard navigation

When search result page is loaded, the result pane is focused and the current row is highlighted where you can use the keyboard navigation. Note that keyboard navigation is available only when the result pane gets focus. If focus is not on the result pane, just click on any place in the result pane to get it back.

Keyboard navigation on the results pane

  • To move the current row, use up and down arrow keys. You can also change the current row by clicking on the anywhere of any row.
  • To expand or collapse the current row, use right and left arrow keys.
  • To open a file or go to the matching line with that file, use Enter key.
  • To open a file or go to the matching line with that file in a new tab, use Ctrl+Enter key.

Keyboard navigation when doing global search and replace is similar. But as the file and match names are not links to open the editor, enter key is not available. Also note that there is no context tip because you can view them in the compare view.

Viewing details

There are two ways to view details on a match. When the current row is on a match, pressing right arrow key will pop up a context tip with five lines of code around the hit line. Note that if you use up and down arrow keys from now, the context tip changes contents when a match is iterated. Use left arrow key to cancel the context tip. If you want to view more details, press enter key or click on the link of the match. This will open the Orion editor with the line located at the matching place.

View search result details

Linking to the editor

When you choose to open the editor for more details, the editor will be opened with the find&replace feature for you. If you click on a file, the editor will open with the first match highlighted. If you click on a match, that match will be highlighted in the editor. You can then continue to work on this single file without bothering to bring the find&replace up again.

View search result in editor

Navigating pages

If the number of matching files exceeds the page size, which is 40 by default, the Next page and Previous page actions will appear in the tool bar. Although it is not recommended to change the search URL, but if you really want to view all the results in one page you can change the rows parameter to the total file number. In the example above you can change rows=265 so that the new search url will look like asc&rows=265&start=0&q=function+Location:/file/B2/bundles/*. Note that changing this to a large number should only be used in some rare cases, such as replacing more than 40 files at once. Please also note that this could slow down the search and introduce server timeout.

Sort by name or location

The matching files are sorted by the folder names by default. Click on the options on the tool bar and check Sort by Name to invoke the search again sorted by the file names.

Sort option menu

Stale files

Orion search is based on the file indexer on the server side. There may be some rare cases that your updated files are not synced up into indexer yet when you invoke the search. For example, if you search on foo and replace all the matches with bar in a file and then search on foo again right away. Depending on how many files on the server, the indexer may still hit the file but the file does not contain foo any more. In this case the file is greyed out in the result list but if you search again later it will disappear from the list completely.

Stale files in the results

Viewing differences

When the replace page is loaded, the compare view is displayed by default at the bottom of the main pain. While you are iterating matches, the compare view highlights the difference for the current row. Note that you can click on Hide Compare on the toolbar to hide it for a smoother iteration and bring it back later by Show Compare.

View compare

Current limitations

There are several limitations that will be addressed in the future releases.

  • Case sensitive search is not supported.
  • If you enter multiple words in the search box, it will search for that exact phrase. Phrase search does not support wildcards, and will ignore punctuation between words. For example, if you search for foo bar, it will find matches such as foo. (bar)

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