Every person, place, or thing in TejonBT is an object, so it’s important to be able to locate and open an object quickly. Because finding objects is so critical, there are several ways to search for an object; the most common way is with QuickSearch, but objects can also be found by browsing objects, by viewing their connection to other objects, by their browsing their activities, or by finding objects using a filter.
QuickSearch is the first option on the left end of the Main Toolbar and is the fastest way to find a single object.
Enter some key information (such as the object’s Object Code, name, or nickname) about the object you’d like to find using QuickSearch. The more specific your search criteria, the better. QuickSearch will try to find a math even if the names aren't spelled correctly.
The search algorithm finds matches using every word that’s entered, so if “Peggy Smith” is entered QuickSearch only finds objects with the names of “Peggy” and “Smith”. The order of the words entered doesn’t matter.
TejonBT includes a database of common nicknames, so even if the person doesn’t have a nickname entered, there’s a good chance you’ll still find the person you’re searching for.
The results are sorted by relevance with the best match at the top.
Once QuickSearch has returned a list of possible matches, to open the object, just click on the object in the drop down list.
Tip: The Object Code is a highly optimized search. If TejonBT finds an object with that object code, it stops searching, and lists that one object.
Note: QuickSearch ignores the Main Filter and searches across all types, statuses, and regions.
Cross-Reference: The same QuickSearch functionality is used when selecting an object for a new connection in the Object Editor’s Connection tab. You can read about that in the next chapter, Working with Objects – Adding a New Connection.
Typically, QuickSearch is used to find a single object; however, QuickSearch can find groups of objects using a couple filters.
Filter by Type
To search for an object only within a single type (and its subtypes), enter the type followed by colon.
For example, assume your database has a Type named Board for board members. You want to search for a board member named Pablo and you don’t want to see all the people named Pablo who are not board members, then search for the following in QuickSearch:
Filter by Location
You can narrow your QuickSearch results to objects within a single location (city, province/state, country, or region) enter the location preceded by an @ sign.
To search for John Brown who lives in Denver enter:
@Denver John Brown
John Brown @ Denver
QuickSearch can search based on a combined set of names, locations, and object types.
For example to find Greg, who you know is a Client in Chicago, enter the following into QuickSearch:
Client: @Chicago Greg