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User Guide - Search modes

Onyx Fixture Finder allow to search fixture through several ways. You can search a fixture with the full DMX Charts known, only the beginning of the DMX Charts etc ...

In this user guide, each mode is explained and detailed to understand the power of its search engine.

To understand the differents search mode, all results below are coming from following search parameters:
Typical fixture parameter search

Access to Search Mode

Search Mode can be found in the Search Settings:
Access to Search Mode through the search settings

If the Search Mode defined is not the default one ("Exact"), a small circle appears on the "Search Settings" icon:
Circle symbol on the Search Settings icon

If you want Search Settings on top of the main form, simply double click on the "Gear Icon". Perform the same action to get back Search Settings at its original position.

Full search with respect of the channel order

Search mode: Exact

Result:
Exact search mode results

Only the fixture profile which fully match the searched parameter(s) are found

Partial search with respect of the channel order

Search mode: Start With

Result:
Start With search mode results

All fixture profile which start with the search parameter(s) are displayed

If you want to limit the maximum number of DMX channels for the search profile, specify it in the search settings:
Set Maximum DMX Channel

As result, only the previous matching fixture profile with 6 DMX Channels long will be found:
Start With search mode and maximum DMX Channel results

Note: default value of Maximum DMX Channel is 0 (no limitation)

Full search without order

Search mode: Live Exact

Result:
Live Exact search mode results

Only the fixture profile which fully match the searched parameter(s) (with or without the DMX channel order) are found

Partial search without order

Search mode: Live

Result:
Live search mode results

All fixture profile which has the search parameter(s) are displayed. In this case, too much fixture profile exists and the system reach its display limits.

If you want to limit the maximum number of DMX channels for the search profile, specify it in the search settings:
Set Maximum DMX Channel

As result, only the previous matching fixture profile with 6 DMX Channels long will be found:
Live search mode and maximum DMX Channel results

Note: default value of Maximum DMX Channel is 0 (no limitation)