Searching schema objects in Oracle databases

This topic discusses how to search for objects in a database using dbForge Studio for Oracle.

  1. Click Find Object on the Database menu toolbar or press Ctrl+F, D.
  2. Click to switch to the Search objects by name and DDL mode.
  3. In the Search text box, enter the search string.
  4. Optionally, click to select an additional find option from the drop-down list box. The available options are Match Case, Match Whole Word and Use WildCards. By default, the Use WildCards option is selected.
  5. Optionally, click to group results by the object type.
  6. You can change the scope of search results by specifying the search parameters, such as an object type, database, and connection to search in.
    • Object types. Select object types, in which the search will be performed. By default, all object types are selected.
    • Schema. Select a schema to search in from a drop-down list. The schema you are currently connected to is selected by fault.
    • Connection. Select a connection for search from a drop-down list. The connection you are currently using is selected by default.
  7. To start the search, click Start Search in the Search text box. During the search, you will see the button with a binocular and a progress spinner indicating that the search is in progress. You can stop the search at any point by clicking the binocular button.

  8. When the search is completed, the details of search results will be displayed in the Search Results grid.
  9. Optionally, you can set a filter for each column in the Search Results grid.
  10. When you select a result in the grid, the Preview window below the grid displays the DDL statements associated with the selected result.

The Oracle database object search feature is available in all editions of dbForge Studio for Oracle.