Altium Designer Documentation


Created: June 9, 2022 | Updated: June 9, 2022

Parent page: Library Query Functions - Components


Returns all components whose Designator property complies with the Query.


Designator : String

Example Usage

Designator = 'U2'
Returns all components whose Designator property is U2.

Designator Like '*Channel*'
Returns all components whose Designator property includes Channel.

Designator <> 'C*'
Returns all components except those whose Designator property starts with C.


  1. Ensure that the scope of the search is set to Components, using the Search in field in the File Libraries Search dialog.
  2. When searching components, all SchLib and IntLib libraries - available, or along a defined search path - will be interrogated.
  3. All results are listed in the Query Results listing, back in the Components panel.
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