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Searching in workflow

You can quickly find all workflow items that contain a particular element. This may be useful when you plan to rename or delete workflow parameters, placeholders, lookup list items, user defined fields or macros, and you want to know where and how they are used in your workflow.

To search in your workflow:

  1. Click Search in Workflow on the Standard toolbar or select Search > Search in Workflow from the main menu. The Search in Workflow window appears.

  2. Enter the query text in the Text to find field and click Find.

TIP: To search for a lookup list item use its Global ID (GUID) as a query text.

  1. The search returns the list of workflow items and components that contain string values satisfying your search criteria. To open a workflow item or component, double-click it or use the Open button.

When you search for HTML items (HTML fields, parameters, or variables), you can include any HTML tags (such as <P>) in your query text. Alloy Navigator will search the workflow for the exact text including HTML tags. However, your search results would not display HTML tags, only output text. In order to view the HTML source with all its HTML elements, open the HTML content using the HTML Code mode.

Search results are displayed in these columns:

Column Name Description Example

Object Name

The name of the object class that owns the workflow item.


Item Kind

The kind of the workflow item.


Item Name

The name of the workflow item.

New Computer (Alloy Discovery Connector)


The element of the workflow item that owns matching string value.

Template Field

Placement Details

The detailed location of matching string value.


TIP: To narrow down the list of results returned in the grid use the Quick Filter option. For details, see Using the Quick Filter.