Finding and Opening Database Records

You typically open database records in the Detail View window by selecting the record in the List View window. The set of records displayed in the List View window is often referred to as the found set, because you use the Find command to specify which records are listed there.

Note: You can select only one record at a time.

To select a database record in the List View window
Do one of the following:
  • Click any displayed record.

  • Double-click a record to have its clip open in the Clip window.

  • Use the keyboard’s Up Arrow key to select the record before the currently selected one.

  • Use the keyboard’s Down Arrow key to select the record after the currently selected one.

  • Use the keyboard’s Page Up key to jump up one page of records in the list.

  • Use the keyboard’s Page Down key to jump down one page of records in the list.

Once you have selected a record, it stays selected as you change the display mode.

Important: You cannot change the settings in any of the records in the List View window. Use the Detail View window to make changes.

To display specific records in the List View window
  • Use the Find dialog.

    See the instructions for using the Find command (below) for details.

To navigate through records within the Detail View window
  • Click the Previous Record and Next Record buttons.

    Figure. Previous Record and Next Record buttons in the Detail View window.
To find a key number
  • In the List View window, choose Keycode from the pop-up menu, then click the Keycode column heading to sort by key number.

    See About the List View Window for more details.

To use the Find command to find records in the open database
  1. Open the Find dialog by doing one of the following:

    • Choose Database > Find (or press Command-F).

    • Click the Find button in the List View window.

      Figure. Find dialog.
  2. Configure the settings and click Find Records.

    See Settings in the Find Dialog for more information.

    Alternatively, you can click Show All Records if you want to see all of the database records.