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This lesson is part of the Ignition Designer course. You can browse the rest of the lessons below.
1:58Launching Designer and Opening a Project
2:46About Project Templates
3:30Using Designer User Interface
1:08About Communication Modes
1:46Previewing the Project
2:23Using Find and Replace
1:47Using the Query Browser
1:58Using the Popular Keyboard Shortcuts
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Using Find and Replace
Learn how to search your project for specific components, properties, scripts, Transaction Groups and more.
Video recorded using: Ignition 7.7
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[00:00] The Ignition designer has a search and replace function that allows you to check through all of the things that are in your project. To find that, we're going to go up to our Edit Menu Bar item, and then to find and replace, or you can just press Control + F. And once this opens up, you can see we have a couple different sections here. Underneath the target section, there's actually a little handle in here that you can shrink this down to make your results window smaller. Now I want to search specifically for a button that I've named control. So I'll type control up in the top. And you can see we have a number of check boxes here. Right, each one of these is different objects inside of the project that are searchable. And several of them have drop down lists, right, so one of the things that I need to do is I need to go into Windows and say I want to search all my windows, not just my currently open ones. Specifically because I have zero open windows. So I'll change that to all, so it will search all nine for them. Now I know that this is a component, so I don't need to search my pipelines or any of this other stuff so I can turn all them off. Now that these are all set up the way I want them, I'm going to search for the word control, click find here. And you can see very briefly, there's a little progress bar at the bottom, and it's found three matches. So now I can click on the second one on Main window two I have a button called control button and a button called control button one. This is actually the one I wanted. You can see there's even a replace category down at the bottom here. So instead of control, I could rename it to something else if I wanted to. Maybe multi-state button, and you can see how it would change it. And so now I can either replace this just this one, or I can replace all of them. Now I don't actually want to do any replacing I just want to go find this particular button. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to Double click on this and you can see our project browser up in the upper left hand corner is going to change because when I double click it, it goes down and opens up the window and points directly at that control button. So I'm going to go and close my find replace window. And you can see here's my main window two with this control button.