Use the Find function on the Role Explorer


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Business value

Your product functions might span several hundred options across different areas. Finding them in a visual format on the Role Explorer makes it easier for customers to navigate and go to the requested page or module. Also, finding reports is much easier now that users have a Find function in the Role Explorer.

Feature details

The Business Central Role Explorer has a new addition that complements manual navigation and expanding or collapsing menu groups. Users can now open the Role Explorer and start typing they're looking for. The text they type appears in the Find box at the top of the page. Selecting the Find action or pressing F3 also starts the Find function.

The Role Explorer doesn't filter the results but instead highlights the hits, as shown in the image below. When a result is contained in a collapsed group, the Find function annotates the group using a teal-colored circle. Users can browse through the results using arrow icons or keyboard keys (Ctrl+ArrowUp/ArrowDown and F3/Shift+F3). The Esc key closes the Find box and removes the value typed, so that a new search or browsing can be started. Also, switching to the Explore all view keeps the find value, making it even easier to navigate and find a necessary page.

Find function in the Business Central Role Explorer

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See also

Finding Pages with the Role Explorer (docs)