Search Dialog 

The Search dialog allows you to search for text in the workbench (the search results will be displayed in the Search view). You can bring up the Search dialog by clicking the Search  toolbar button.

Containing Text

Type the expression for which you wish to do the text search. From the drop-down menu, you can choose to repeat or modify a recent search. When entering text, you can use wildcards for search expressions displayed in the search dialog:

Case Sensitive

Turn this option on if you want the text search to be case sensitive.

Regular Expression

Turn this option on if you want to specify a pattern facet. A pattern facet can be used to constrain the value of a lexical space (the set of string literals that represent the values), which indirectly constrains the value space. The value of the pattern is called a regular expression. For more information on pattern syntax, please refer to java.util.regex.Pattern class documentation.


Choose the scope of your search. You can either search through the whole workspace (Workspace option), or currently selected model element only (Selection option). In case you search through the selection, the search is done through all branches of the workspace subtree starting from the selection point.