Search Material Dialog

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SVSOILS searches allow the user to find database information based on a specific fields or groups of fields. For example, the customized search implemented in SVSOILS allows the user to search the database by material name, project name, grain-size, soil classification, SWCC data, Ksat, Kunsat data, Ksat vs void ratio and compression data. Customized searches are implemented into SVSOILS to allow the user to quickly search the database for commonly used fields. The search also allows the user complete control over the selection of soils based on any desired criteria.

 

A search can be applied to the current database by pressing the Search button at the bottom of the Search Material dialog. The Search button will initiate the selection of all data that meets the criteria of the currently selected search, and the results list will be updated showing the full list of matches. The search filter can be removed at any time by pressing the Clear Search button.

 

The Search button allows sorting of the search results by pressing the buttons at the top of the respective columns of data. For example, pressing Material Name will cause all searches to be sorted according to the search name.

 

Search Criteria

The Search criteria selection in the Search Material dialog forms the heart of the search. The Search criteria allow a subset of information to be selected from the overall dataset. SVSOILS includes the following methods for searching the information in the database:

 

The following points should be noted when creating a Search Criteria:

 

Material name: The Material name allows the user to search for any soil identified by a particular Material name. A full name or any portion of a name can be entered.

 

Project name: The Project name allows the user to search for any soil identified by a particular Project name.

 

Has Grain-size Data: The Has Grain-size Data field allows the user to search for soils that have grain-size data.

 

Texture (USDA Standard): The USDA soil classification system can be used to search the database for data based on the %clay, %silt, or %sand fields. The USDA field also allows the user to search the database for ranges of soil properties.

 

Texture (USCS Standard): The USCS soil classification system can be used to search the database. However, in this case the definitions of %clay, %silt, and %sand are defined according to USCS standard.

 

SWCC Data: The SWCC Data field allows the user to search for soils that have SWCC data.

 

Ksat: The Has Ksat field allows the user to search for soils that have Ksat data.

 

Kunsat Data: The Kunsat field allows the user to search for soils that have Kunsat data.

 

Ksat versus Void Ratio: The Ksat versus Void Ratio field allows the user to search for soils that have Ksat versus Void Ratio data.

 

Compression Data: The Compression Data field allows the user to search for soils that have compression data.

 

Author: The Author field allows the user to search for any soil identified by a particular author. A full name or any portion of a name can be entered.