Searching for data
ShipVault has 3 menu items to access data. Ships, Companies and Yards. Each of these menu choices takes you to a table listing matching your choice. Each table shows a name with a number in parenthesis. The number in parenthesis is the current number of records. At the top of the table (or grid as we sometimes call it), there is a filter row. If you wanted to search for something by name, for example a ship named 'Balder' something, you would type this in the filter cel of the appropriate column. In our example, we can type in 'Balder' (without quotes) in the Name/Ex-Name field of Ships to filter for ships starting with the name 'Balder'. You don't need to hit enter after you type, the data will search and update automatically as you type. Now that you've searched for 'Balder', you'll see that the result count has updated to display the number of records matching the result. To narrow it down even further, we can type in a year, say 2000, in the Built field. Now you should be down to one record. To view the details of this record, simply use your mouse to select the row and a detail screen will open.
Once in the details screen, press the back button to go back to your results. To clear your search, you can press the x next to your each of your search terms. Alternatively, you can use the menu on the right side of the table and select 'Clear all filters' to remove all filters in one go.
When searching for data, you can also use our sorting feature to effectively find what you're looking for. Simply click the heading of a column and the data will be sorted on that column. Click again, to change direction type from ascending to descending. Click a third time, to remove sort. If you want to be more advanced, you can also sort ot multiple columns. Simply hold the shift button in, while clicking a second or third column. The order of the sort will be displayed and you can change the direction of any of the sorted columns by holding the shift key in and click again. Alternatively, instead of using heading clicks or the keyboard shift key, you can enable sort by using the column menu. It's accessible using the upside down caret icon in the top right corner of the heading cell.
If you want more fields to search on, we have a few more available from the grid menu. Press the menu icon in the top-right corner of the grid to display the menu. In it, there are a few fields listed that aren't displayed. Simply click them, to enable them in the grid or click them again to hide them.
The bottom of the grid is a page navigator. We limit the data displayed to what can generally fit on your screen. This makes your search display quicker. To navigate the result pages, simply use the arrow buttons on the bottom to go forward and back or even to the end or back to the start. If you have a need for it, you can also change the number of items displayed on each page. Be warned, more of the data will be loaded each time you search and depending on your network speed, this could impact how fast your results are displayed.
If you have a need to work with the data in a spreadsheet, you can also export it as a .csv. This format will load in all modern spreadsheet applications, like Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers. Simply use the grid menu icon in the top-right part of the grid and select 'Export visible data as csv'. We do limit your export to what's visible, so you might need to change the number of items per page, before exporting.