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Searching for Elements within Your Project

You can find any element in your project both quickly and easily using the Search tool. The Search tool is a simple text-based search. You simply have to type some text in the Search field and Wwise will search through the entire project to find all elements with matching names or notes. If any matches are found, they are automatically displayed in the Results list.

The Search tool tries to create a match by looking at the start of each new word in the name or notes fields. It is important to understand that throughout Wwise, words are considered separate if they contain non-alphanumeric characters, such as spaces, underscores, dashes, and so on, or a change in case. The Search tool takes this into consideration when looking for matches. The following table demonstrates a few different examples:

Search Field Text

Match

No Match

Big

Big_Car

Big Car

Bigcar

VeryBigCar

Verybigcar

Small Car

Small Fast Car

Small_Car

Very small car

Smallcar

Verysmallcar

mediumcar

mediumcar

VeryMediumcar

Very_Mediumcar

Medium

Car

You can use the List View for performing searches, but you can also do a quick search using the Search field, which is located on the right side of the Wwise toolbar. From the list of results, you can load a project element into its corresponding editor. When using the List View, you can also right-click a selection of entries in the list to perform a variety of tasks, including multi-edit, convert, and delete.

To search for elements within your project:

  1. In the Wwise toolbar, type the project element's name, notes, or a portion thereof, in the Search field.

    As you type, a list of project elements with matching names/notes is displayed below the Search field.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click Open Results in List View to display the complete list of results in the List View.

    • Click Open Results in Schematic View to display the complete list of results in the Schematic view.

    • Click the project element you were looking for to load it into its corresponding Editor.

    • Use the arrow keys to scroll through the Results list and then press Enter to load the selected element into its corresponding Editor.

    [Note] Note

    If the results are displayed in the List View, you can select an entry to automatically load it into the Transport Control for immediate playback. You can also right-click a selection of entries in the list to perform a variety of tasks, including multi-edit, convert, and delete.