Finding software in the Software view and in the Software Catalog
In the Software view and the Software Catalog, the search results are not filtered automatically. You can use a search to narrow the search results so that the list pane contains only the objects that you want to work with.
To find specific software, you can search by its full name or partial name. You can also use advanced search criteria to further narrow the information that is displayed in the results list. An advanced search lets you search by the criteria that is stored in the Configuration Management Database. If the information by which you want to sort is not shown in the advanced search list, you can add custom search criteria.
You can save software searches if you are likely to search for the same software more than once. After you save a software search, you can manage it by modifying, hiding, or deleting it.
You can also use the Software Finder Web part to search for software. You can add this Web part to any portal page in the Symantec Management Console. The Software Finder lets you perform a Quick Search of the software resources that are in the Software Catalog. The Software Finder performs simple searches only. You can edit, delete, and perform other actions on the software resources that are found.
To find software in the Software view and in the Software Catalog
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Software or Software Catalog.
If you clicked Software on the Manage menu, in the left pane, click the category of software that you want to search.
In the search field, type the search criteria.
In the Software view, the search field is in the middle pane. In the Software Catalog, the search field is in the left pane.
For example, to find updates to an inventory software product, you can type inv. All software updates that contain the letters inv anywhere in their names are listed in the list pane. Search results appear in the content pane.
You can search by full or partial software name, full or partial manufacturer name, or version.
To add advanced search criteria, click the down-arrow to the right of the search field, click Add Search Criteria, and select the search criteria.
To select multiple search criteria, continue to click the down-arrow next to the drop-down list where the criteria appear. Select a criterion, and repeat the step to add other criteria.
To remove a search criterion, leave the field empty. Any field that does not contain a value is ignored in the query.
If the criteria by which you want to search are not listed in a drop-down list, do the following to add custom criteria:
In a criteria drop-down list, click Add Custom Criteria.....
In the Add Search Criteria dialog box, select the custom criteria by which you want to search and click OK.
This dialog box is populated with Configuration Management Database (CMDB) data and includes the following categories: DataClasses, Associations, and Columns.
The columns of CMDB data on the right change based on the data classes and associations that you select on the left. The more data classes you select on the left, the larger the list of CMDB column data on the right.
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