Search for Reports

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The Appraisal Desktop provides two ways to search for reports:  a basic search tool for simple searches and an advanced search tool for more specific searches.

Basic Searches

TOTAL's basic search searches all fields and columns that are visible in the Appraisal Desktop.  You can edit your column layout to include any fields you like, and as long as the data appears in the Appraisal Desktop, TOTAL will look at it when running a basic search.

To do a basic search:

  1. In the Appraisal Desktop, click to select the folder containing the file you want to find (if you know the folder).
  2. Type your search criteria into the Look for bar above the list of files.

  3. Press Enter or click the Search icon (  ) in the Look for bar to complete your search.

Once the search is complete, you can expand the search to span across all of the folders in your Appraisal Desktop by clicking the Try this search again in all folders link at the bottom of the files list.

Search All Folders

To clear your search results when you are done with them, click the X in the Look for field, or just click to select a different folder from the list of folders on the left.  You can also adjust where you basic search is finding results by changing from Current View to the All Folders view in the drop-down to the right.

clear search

Locate on Disk

TOTAL's Locate on Disk option allows you to find a report that has been moved to the report folders on disk but is not visible in the Appraisal Desktop.

To locate a file on disk from the Appraisal Desktop:

  1. Open the folder in the File Manager PowerView that the file was placed in.
  2. Right-click anywhere in the folder and click Locate on disk.

  3. This opens the folder directly on the disk where the report file is located, giving you direct access to the report.