This documentation supports the 9.1 to 9.1 Service Pack 3 version and its patches of BMC Atrium Core. The documentation for version 9.1.04 and its patches is available here.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Find tab in BMC Atrium Explorer

Use the Find tab to perform important query functions in BMC Atrium Explorer.

Find tab in BMC Atrium Explorer

These functions include searching for configuration items (CIs) in a specific dataset, configuring query options, showing the CI properties, and so on. The Find tab is divided into the following main areas:

  • Find tab toolbar
  • Query list
  • Query results list
  • Display pane that shows CIs in a particular view (for example, the Sandbox or the Query view)

Find tab toolbar

Use the Find tab toolbar to create, copy, modify, or delete queries. You can configure important query options (for example, the dataset). You can also display or edit CI properties from the Find toolbar. The following table describes the buttons on the toolbar.

Button or menu


New Query

Creates a new query in the Query Builder. For more information, see Building queries in BMC Atrium Explorer.

Copy Query

Copies a query from the list. You can rename the query and modify the search conditions. See Copying a query for more information.

Edit Query

Modifies a query from the list. See Editing a query for more information.

Delete Query

Permanently deletes a query from the list.

Run Query

Runs the query without changing any search conditions. See Building queries in BMC Atrium Explorer for more information.

Show Results as Query View

Runs a query that uses folding rules to restrict which instances are visible in BMC Atrium Explorer. For more information, see Creating queries with folding rules.

Note: If no such query is defined, this icon is disabled in the Find tab.

Dataset list

Selects the dataset against which the query is run.

Query Options

Configure options that determine the default behavior of all queries. See Configuring query options for more information.

Refresh Query

Refreshes results in the query list.

Show Properties

Displays the properties of the CI that was selected from the query list. Also visible in the Table View.

Edit CI

Lets you edit the CI properties if the CI is in an editable dataset (for example, the Sandbox ). Otherwise, you must convert the Asset view to a new Sandbox view, perform your edits, and then run a promotion. See Editing CIs for more information. Also visible in the Table View.

Show in View

Displays the CI from the query list in its dataset view within the display pane.

Compare Instances

Compares instances in BMC Atrium Explorer within a single dataset or from two different datasets in the display pane. Also visible in the Table View. For more information, see Comparing CI and relationship instances.

View History

Displays the audit history of an instance. Also visible in the Table View. For more information, see Viewing instance history in BMC Atrium Explorer.

Configure Columns

Displays check boxes visible in the Table View of the display pane. Add or remove check boxes as needed.

Create Report

Creates a report (in .csv format) that lists details about the instances selected in the Table View of the display pane.

To create a report:

  1. Click  to select the Table View.
  2. Click to Export Table to CSV.
  3. Save the file.
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