Pre-defined Searches

The following pre-defined searches are provided with Enterprise Architect, and are listed in the Built-In category in the Search drop-down list.

  • Simple - Searches the Name, Alias and Notes fields of all elements for the given Search Term.
  • Element Name - Searches for an exact match against the element name, alias, method or operation; the default search in the Search in Model menu option.
  • Extended - Searches many additional fields relating to the element, including Attributes, Operations, Tagged Values and Test Cases.
  • Attribute Details - Searches for elements with attributes relating to the Search Term, including Tagged Values, constraints, and common attribute data fields.
  • Find Orphans - Searches for orphaned elements throughout the model, with the ability to filter on common element fields using a search term. An 'orphaned' element is an element that does not appear on any diagram in the model.
  • Failed Internal Tests - Searches for elements containing internal test cases where the Search Term is in any common Test Case field and the Status value is 'Fail'.
  • Method Details - Searches for elements with operations and methods relating to the Search Term, including Tagged Values, constraints and common operation and method data fields.
  • Responsibility - Searches for elements with internal responsibilities/requirements where the Search Term relates to any common Responsibility/Requirement field.
  • Resources - Searches for elements with assigned resources where the search term relates to any common Resource field.
  • Requirements - Searches for Requirement element types where the search term relates to any common element field.
  • Find Bookmarked Elements - Searches for elements that have been bookmarked, anywhere in the project.
  • Recently Modified Elements - Searches for elements that have been recently modified, anywhere in the project. The Search Term relates to any common element field. The default is to show elements modified in the last three days, but you can set an alternative interval by typing the appropriate number of days in the Search Term field.
  • Recently Modified Diagrams - Searches for diagrams that have been recently modified, anywhere in the project. The Search Term relates to any common diagram properties field. The default is to show diagrams modified in the last three days, but you can set an alternative interval by typing the appropriate number of days in the Search Term field.
  • My Checked Out Packages - Searches for packages that are marked as checked out by the currently-logged in user.