Search Citations

... is a STANDARD LTool which searches specific _Source Detail_ (aka Citation) columns in your Legacy database for desired text.

NOTE: Search Citations has not been tested on Legacy V7 _SourceWriter_ style citations. It has been tested on V7's basic style citations.




To search specific _Source Detail_ (aka Citation) columns in your Legacy database for specified text:

  1. Back up your Legacy database.
  2. Open your Legacy database in _LTools_.
  3. Double-click Search Citations in the Standard LTools tree to bring up the dialog for this LTool.
  4. Select the Individual Tag you wish to use for this operation. This is the tag that will be used to mark individuals linked to citations matching the Search String you enter.
  5. Check the Clear Tag before search checkbox if desired.
  6. Select the Citation Column that you wish to search in.
  7. Enter the Search String you wish _LTools_ to look for. Wildcards (\) are permitted.
  8. Click the Run button.
  9. _LTools_ will turn on the selected Individual Tag for all individuals linked to citations which match the Search String you entered.


uri/../images/bluepin.gif Individual Tag

The individual tag that _LTools_ will use to mark the individuals that are linked to citations which match the Search String.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Clear Tag before search

Check this box if you wish _LTools_ to clear the selected Individual Tag prior to running the search.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Citation Column

Select the column (field) that you wish to search.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Search String

Enter the string (text) that you wish to look for. The text may contain one or more wildcard characters (\). Example: \Lee\ will look for the string "Lee" anywhere in the selected column. Searches are case insensitive.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Rows affected

The number of individuals that have links to citations which match the search criteria.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Run

Click to execute the search.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Close

Click to close this dialog.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Help

You can use the ? (on the caption bar) or the \ key to display help for this dialog.

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