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CreateSearch2 Method (IEdmVault21)

Creates an interface to a search object.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateSearch2() As IEdmSearch5
IEdmSearch5 CreateSearch2()
IEdmSearch5^ CreateSearch2(); 

Return Value



See the IEdmVault21 examples.


This method creates a search object that allows you to search files and folders using multi-variable conditions, logical operators, and special search syntax. Once this search object is instantiated, special search syntax is allowed in all IEdmSearch* properties and method parameters. (See Search Syntax.)

To perform a search:

  1. Cast the returned IEdmSearch5 to IEdmSearch9.

  2. Add a single variable search condition using IEdmSearch8::AddVariable2. The new search allows you to specify the poValue parameter using special search syntax and eliminates the need to specify the lEdmVarOp parameter.

  3. Add a multi-variable search condition using IEdmSearch9::AddMultiVariableCondition. Special search syntax applies.

  4. Use the special search syntax in IEdmSearch5::FileNameIEdmSearch5::VersionCommentIEdmSearch5::State, and IEdmSearch6::SetToken.

  5. Call IEdmSearch5::GetFirstResult. If no results are returned, either nothing was found or there were search syntax errors.

  6. If step 5 returns no results, then see if there are search syntax errors by calling IEdmSearch9::GetSyntaxErrors. (Note: no syntax errors are reported unless advanced specifiers were placed before each search syntax.)

  7. If step 5 returns results, call IEdmSearch5::GetNextResult repeatedly to get further results.

C++ users must release the returned pointer, IEdmSearch5.

Return codes: 

  • S_OK: The method successfully executed.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2020

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