Product Support

Searching Shop Jobs

To search for specific shop jobs:

  1. From the Main shortcut bar, select Shop Jobs.

    • Result: A list of shop jobs displays.

  2. In the Filter By field, select either Specific Shop Jobs or Generic Shop Jobs.

    • If Generic Shop Jobs is selected, only generic shop jobs display.

    • If Specific Shop Jobs is selected, only specific shop jobs display.

    • If no shop jobs exist, the list will be blank.

  3. In the Search By drop-down list, select Vehicle (for Specific Shop Jobs only), Name, or Description.

  4. In the Search By text box, type the first letters or numbers of the search.

    • Result: The list displays with only those items that match the Filter By selections.  The selected column is sorted in ascending (first to last) order and the first matching entry highlighted.

    • Note: When the filtering is complete, the status bar at the bottom of the window shows Done and the number of matching records found.


Notes on Searching

  • Searching the Database tables and the Work in Progress window

    • If the Filter By field is available when you are viewing a collection of records, using it allows you to adjust the type of records displayed.

      • Example: In the Customers list, filtering by Business causes only business customers to display.

      • When you select a Filter By criteria, the status bar at the bottom displays Done when completed, as well as the number of records.

    • What you choose in the Search By drop-down field determines which column will be searched. 

      • The column will be sorted in ascending order (first to last).

    • In the Search By text box, enter the letters or numbers to search for.

      • The entered characters must include slashes, blanks, and parenthesis as found in the information that is being searched for.

        • Example:  8/21/2012

      • If a match is found, the first occurrence is highlighted in the list.

        • If no match is found, no record is highlighted.

  • Searching with Index Tabs

    • In the Customers and Vendors list, index tabs make records easier to locate.

    • The tabs work with the Filter By criteria to display filtered lists.

      • Example: Filter to show all customers that start with S or all business customers that start with G.

    • Lists sorted by Customer Name sort by the first letter of the last name.

    • Lists sorted by Business Name or Employee sort by first letter of the entire name.