• Android
  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Windows

Search

The search feature allows you to search your Codebook data to locate specific information. Your search scope options are based on platform.

  • Android and iOS: Search is performed over entry names and field values.
  • macOS: You can set the search scope to any combination of entries, fields and labels.
  • Windows: You can set the scope to any combination of entries, fields, images and labels.

Entries that have been saved as a favorite will be displayed at the top of the list.

On android

Searching for Your Data

The search function scans your fields and entries for the value you enter. You simply type what you are looking for in the search box and the list of entries and fields that contain the entered data will be displayed.

There are two ways to access the search screen:

  1. Tap the Search option on the Home screen
  2. Tap the magnifying glass on the Categories screen

Search entry screen Select search from Category screen

Search entry screen Search entry screen

As you can see, entries that have been saved as a favorite are at the top of the list.

On ios

Searching for Your Data

The search function scans your fields and entries for the value you enter. You simply type what you are looking for in the search box and the list of entries and fields that contain the entered data will be displayed.

You access the search screen by tapping the magnifying glass at the bottom of the screen.

Search entry screen Select search from Category screen

As you can see, entries that have been saved as a favorite are at the top of the list.

On macos

Searching for Your Data

In Codebook for macOS, you have the option to set the scope for the search function. You can search for any combination of entries, fields and labels. Setting the scope of the search narrows down the list of results so your search is more useful. The default scope is entries and fields.

Here's an example where you would want to search only for an entry. You have an Entry named “Mike Gmail Account”, but you have many other entries that have email field values that contain your email address “mikemalibu@zetetic.net”. If you search for “mike”, every single entry that contains your email will be listed along with the actual data you’re searching for “Mike Gmail Account”. But if you only check “Entries” under search scope, it will only search for entries that contain “mike” in the entry name and the results will be smaller.

Some common scenarios we’ve come across are when searching for a label are:

  1. Your bank issues you a new card and you need to replace all records that contain the old credit card number (Search over “Credit Card” Label).
  2. You’re searching for data that you may not know the value of but you know the label name for (i.e. SSN, Bank Account #, License keys, Secret Question)
  3. Searching for a label can be useful especially when searching for a custom label.

Setting the Search Scope

You set the scope by selecting from the options that are displayed when you you click on the search scope button to display the list of search options. Click on the desired option or options and only that type of data will be returned from your search.

Search Options

On windows

Searching for Your Data

In Codebook for Windows, you have the option to set the scope for the search function. You can search for any combination of entry name, field values, images or attachment names and labels. Setting the scope of the search narrows down the list of results so your search is more useful. The default scope is entries, fields, and images - labels are not included.

Here's an example where you would want to search only for an entry. You have an Entry named “Mike Gmail Account”, but you have many other entries that have email field values that contain your email address “mikemalibu@zetetic.net”. If you search for “mike”, every single entry that contains your email will be listed along with the actual data you’re searching for “Mike Gmail Account”. But if you only check “Entries” under search scope, it will only search for entries that contain “mike” in the entry name and the results will be smaller.

Some common scenarios we’ve come across are when searching for a label are:

  1. Your bank issues you a new card and you need to replace all records that contain the old credit card number (Search over “Credit Card” Label).
  2. You’re searching for data that you may not know the value of but you know the label name for (i.e. SSN, Bank Account #, License keys, Secret Question)
  3. Searching for a label can be useful especially when searching for a custom label.

Setting the Search Scope

You set the scope by selecting from the options that are displayed when you you

  1. Click on the search scope button to display the list of search options.
  2. Click on the desired option(s) and only that data will be returned from your search.

Search Scope Search Options