A finder combines a number of field operator pairs. The expanders generate finder-details classes which can be used to perform database queries where each field-operator-pair will be translated to a constraint.

Attribute description
name a name to identify the finder
dataElement the data element on which the finder is operating, having a predefined value

Finder operator pair

Attribute description
finder The finder the operator belongs to
name The name of this field operator pair, usually operator:field
field The name of the field the finder operates on
operator The operator used on the value in the query. See below.


Operator Name Java Operator Description
Gt > greater than
Lt < less than
Ne <> not equal to
Eq = equals to
Lk = equals to (case insensitive)
Like   no java operator for like