Search and replace place names
Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:22 PM
I clicked Search and Replace>Place Names and then entered MI to be replaced with Michigan. I clicked Match Case.
Up came a message saying none was found which I know to be not true because there are hundreds of MIs in the report. I tried this with all those state abbreviations (I try not to use state abbreviations but prefer to write them out in full for the benefit of foreigners).
Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:06 PM
Although I search for ", SD" and replace with ", South Dakota"
It worked fine that way, I have no "SD" abbreviations left in the database.
(by the way, it isn't "Place Names", it is just "Places".)
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:59 PM
Search and replace works on the items within the database.
Problem resolved! I learned that Search and Replace works only for that screen you are at. It does not work globally. So in Narrative Reports I had to turn this feature on again to make it work on the reports.
It will not do anything to report that were generated before you did the search and replace.