Searching For Stations

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There can be thousands of stations in a typical surveyed cave and looking for individual station can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. For this reason, the program allows you to search through the station list for a specific station.


Initiating A Search. To begin a search, simply click-on the "Find Station" button on the tool bar at the bottom of the list. This will bring up the search window. You simply enter the text you want to search for and press the “Find Next” button. Each time the program locates a station that matches your search text, the matching survey will be highlighted in the list, and the program will highlight the shots of that survey on the screen. It also shows the corresponding survey on the Survey Page and highlights that survey on the screen. This makes it easy to locate individual stations and the surveys they are in. Since a survey station may be a part of several surveys, you can also use this option to locate all the surveys that a station is a part of. For example, if you repeatedly search for C13, you will find all the surveys that the station is part of.


Search Options. Searches always start at the highlighted survey. You can control the direction of the search by selecting the Up or Down buttons. You can also search for partial matches using "Wild Card" characters. The wild card character "?" will match any character. For example, "AB?" would match AB1, AB2, or ABC.