Almost every screen in Manager showing a table or list includes a Search field and Search button:
To conduct a search, enter the search argument in the Search field and click Search. The following guidelines apply to all searches:
Searches cover information visible on screen, but not content of underlying subsidiary ledgers, items, registers, or transactions.
Searches are conducted for literal matches of text strings, with numbers treated as text.
All text strings in the search argument must be present somewhere in the record. (The Boolean logic applied is AND, not OR.)
Negation (the Boolean NOT) cannot be used.
Partial string searches work.
Order of text strings in the search argument does not matter.
Uppercase letters are ignored.
When a table or list extends to more than one page, all pages are searched, including those not visible.
Sort order in place before a search is preserved in search results. So both sort and search functions can be used simultaneously to find desired data.
To restore a full list or table, click the link in the yellow header bar of the search results.
Searches cannot be narrowed from previous results. New searches cover the entire, original table or list.
Quotation marks are not interpreted as demarcating a literal string consisting of the quoted characters as in many search engines. They are interpreted as characters within the search string, usually resulting in no search results.
When the searched screen includes totals, search results include totals for the returned records.
Some examples from a list of sales invoices illustrate the search principles. All searches are conducted on this default listing:
A search for 2017 invoices yields:
After reverse sorting by date, a search for “OVERDUE” (note the uppercase letters) produces:
A search for “55” returns the invoice 55 days overdue, as well as all invoices including “55” in their balances:
Reversing the order of words returns identical results. To illustrate, the search arguments “bob ware” and “ware bob” return: