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Object Search

Sophisticated Object Search for IBM i with Surveyor/400

Often you need to search for a particular object or a group of objects having certain characteristics. Surveyor/400's sophisticated search screen allows you to easily find those objects by providing over a dozen different search criteria.

Demonstrates searching for all programs starting with "at" in *ALLUSR libraries

Search criteria allowed:

  • Generic object name
  • Objects contained within a particular Library name, *ALL, *ALLUSR, *LIBL or *USRLIBL
  • A specific Type of object (i.e. program)
  • A specific Attribute of a file (i.e. display file)
  • Objects Created, Modified, Saved, Not Saved or Last Used within a date range or within a prior number of days
  • Objects Not Used within a prior number of days
  • Objects within a Size range, 'at least' a certain size or 'at most' a certain size
  • Objects created by a particular User id
  • Objects with a particular string in its object Description


  • Search can be canceled at any time
  • Search criteria items work together as AND conditions
  • List of objects found can be exported to the clipboard or to a PC file
  • Any object found can be acted upon through its right-click popup menu (properties, FTP, etc.)