A query is a string you enter using specific keywords and syntax, which will return the targeted objects. There are many keywords available, allowing 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 PCB Functions, PCB Object Lists 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 PCB Functions, PCB Object Lists 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, simply begin typing. While you are typing, the dialog will offer a drop down menu of available keywords that match the text you have written so far. Click a keyword to auto-finish typing your selection. If the desired keyword is highlight, pressing Enter will also auto-finish your selection.
The middle region 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.