The Query Helper dialog offers a number of tools to help write search expressions. A query is a string you enter using specific keywords and syntax that will return the targeted objects. There are many keywords available that allow you to target objects by their type, their properties, or both. Use the top section of the dialog to compose a query expression, using the available schematic and system functions. The middle region of the dialog provides a range of operators for use when constructing an expression.
This dialog can be accessed in the following ways:
Use this top section of the dialog to compose a query expression, using the available schematic and system functions. In the text box, you can review and/or further edit the search expression. Type directly into the text box to edit the search expression. To search for specific keywords to add, begin typing. While you are typing, the dialog will offer a drop-down menu of available keywords that match the text that you have written so far. Click a keyword to auto-finish typing your selection.
The mid-section of the dialog includes syntax buttons that provide a range of operators for use when constructing an expression. For more information on the individual function of each syntax button, visit the Query Operators page. Use the Check Syntax button (bottom left of the dialog) to verify that an expression is syntactically correct.