Selection Criteria

There are several different criteria for selecting objects. You can select objects by name, by type, by keyword, by interdependencies on other objects and by various properties. Each of these selection criteria is represented by a different letter:

Selection Criteria

Select Objects by

n

Name. The Name criteria (n) enables you to select objects by name. You provide the name(s) or pattern(s) (using wild card characters) to match. You can also select objects by the name(s) of the Zim directory to which they belong.

t

Type. The Type criteria (t) enables you to select objects by their type. You provide an indicator of what type(s) of object (e.g., EntitySet, form, variable, etc.) you are interested in.

k

Keyword. The Keyword criteria (k) enables you to select objects by the keywords they have been assigned. You provide the keyword(s) in which you are interested. (ZOM also provides processing options to enable you to assign keywords to objects.)

p

Property. The Property criteria (p) enables you to select objects by any of the properties that ZOM records for the objects in your system. These include status, defined, exists, selected, locked, active, data, datasave, compilable, and compilestatus. You provide a symbol indicating the property(s) in which you are interested.

x

Dependency Explosion. The Dependency Explosion criteria (x) enables you to select objects that depend on (i.e. uses) other objects.

I

Dependency Implosion. The Dependency Implosion criteria (i) enables you to select objects that are depended on (i.e. used by) other objects.

.

Previously Selected. The Previously Selected criteria (.) enables you to select the objects that were selected by the last ZOM service invoked. This is very useful for processing the same set of objects over and over again. It is also convenient for re-selecting a set of objects that you first previewed using ZOMList.

s

Named Set. You can select objects by a named set that contain a list of objects. The set should contain the object list EntitySet.