Contact Wolf has powerful Search
capabilities designed to help you find records quickly and
Below are a few Tips on using the SEARCH option.
1) Click on the
Directory Tab (personal, business, custom) near
the top of the Contact Wolf main window to select the
Directory you want to search. The Search function
only searches thru records in the Directory
that's currently selected.
2) Click on the "?"
button next to the SEARCH button to select what
data fields will be searched. Place a check mark next to
any of the search options to enable the data fields in the
Search algorithm. Click OK to accept any changes.
TIP: If you hold
your mouse curser over the check box you will see a popup
window that explains what data fields are enabled if the
option is selected.
TIP: This option is
mainly designed for large databases of over 1000 records
to limit the Search time needed to search every data
field. If you have a database of less than 500 records we
recommend that all data fields be enabled for
searches. However, disabling certain data fields in
searches can also be useful in limiting extraneous matches
(for example if you are searching for a zip code you may
want to disable the Phone Data from being searched or some
phone numbers may contain the zip code in the phone number
and be returned as matches.)
3) Use the plus sign
+ in your keyword search
phrase to search for multiple keywords and limit matches.
example : If you only want to search for
records you have assigned under a category named "clients"
you can simply enter clients and all records with
"clients" in the category name will be returned as
matches. However, if you only want records from your
client category and with a particular zip code 21122 you
should enter the keyword phrase as :
clients + 21122
The + sign simply tells Contact Wolf to only return
records with both "clients" and "21122" in the records
NOTE: for the above example you would need to have the
categories and phone data search options enabled to allow
those data fields to be searched.
TIP: Contact Wolf
allows up to 10 keywords to limit your search results so
for example you could search for records with the
following keyword phrase:
clients + maryland + baltimore + golf
or if you just want to search for records that you have
assigned to your "friends", "clients", and "family"
category you could enter the keyword phrase as:
clients + friends + family
TIP: When entering
your search phrase you do not need to worry about
upper or lower case. Contact Wolf ignores the letter case
when performing searches.
4) Contact Wolf also
includes a Record Viewer (click on the Record
Viewer Toolbar button) that allows you to see ALL
the records in your database for any Directory. Although
the Record Viewer does not have a Search option it can be
very useful since it allows you to sort records for any
data field by simply clicking on the column header
in the Record Viewer. This can be a Quick way to see all
records for a particular State, Zip code, category, etc.