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  • Feature request: Wildcards

    In the <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">View...</span></span> option that's available for object group headings, it would be very useful to be able to use wildcards to select subsets of the full list of items. We make extensive use of local and global groups, and often, when working on a certain group, I'll want to see all the other, related groups at the same time. I would like to use the <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">View...</span></span> dialog to specify, for example, <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">*Author*</span></span> to get a list of all groups whose names contain the substring <span style="font-style: italic">Author</span>.

    If you do decide to implement wildcards, you might as well go the whole way and implement regular expressions. It would not be effort wasted.

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    Re: Feature request: Wildcards

    Thanks for the suggestion. The purpose of the View... option for some objects was to be able to quickly view a single object if you want to quickly do something. This is important for slow WAN links.

    What you are asking for is a search capability, which others have asked for in relation to users. The NT 4.0 SAM database does not support wildcard retrieval, so things like this would have to still scan all of the groups on the server (ie it would not be fast).

    One idea on how you can do this now is to doubleclick on the groups to display them all in the right window, then use either filtering options (Edit->Find) or the filter toolbar button. In the next release, we offer wildcard support in the new filter.
    Kevin Stanush
    SystemTools Software Inc.


    • #3
      Re: Feature request: Wildcards

      Excellent! That provides exactly the functionality I need at the moment. It was just a case of me being inexperienced with Hyena's interface.

      The extended variation you speak of in the next release will also be welcome and useful.