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What is Table Search and Contains With Search in Tally.ERP 9?

Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Software having the Search Facility to enable the user to filter the Ledgers, Groups, Inventory, Voucher Types etc., When the user enter a text in the field for the selection of an item from the list he will get a filtered list based on his text entered in field using the Starts With or Contains With Search functionality.

What is Table Search and Contains With Search in Tally.ERP 9?
Enabling Contains With Search in Tally.ERP 9

Every Application Software will be having the search functionality built by default. It is common requirement of every software user which will help him to find out the exact or something closer to the required information from the entire content.

Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd., has implemented the Search functionality in the name of Table Search, where the required data will be highlighted to the user based on the text and searching method that he configured in his Tally.ERP 9 Software.

What is Table in Tally.ERP 9?

Table, it is just a technical word used in Tally.ERP 9 to refer a List of Companies, Ledgers, Inventory Items, Unit of Measurements etc., which are displayed while you enter some text in the field in any screen of Tally.ERP 9 Software for which you would have some option.

What is Table Search in Tally.ERP 9?

Table Search is nothing but to select or identify a specific Company, Ledger, Stock Item or anything in the Table (list) of Ledgers, Stock Items or anything by entering some part of Ledger or Stock Item Name.

How many Table Search methods are available in Tally.ERP 9?

Tally.ERP 9 has come up with two different methods of Searching for Masters and Vouchers and they are Starts With Search and Contains With Search methods and let us see them in details.

Table Search will be displayed based on the Text entered.
Table Search displayed when selecting a Group for the Ledger

What is Starts With Search in Tally.ERP 9?

This is the default and is available since the oldest versions of the Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Software. Here the user can see a specific list of Masters such as Ledgers, Stock Items, etc. by entering the beginning letters of the Masters. Here remembering the beginning letter of the Masters is complicated for the user in the large scale business dealings. Hence Tally.ERP 9 has introduced another Search method called Contains With Search. And let use us see about it.

What is Contains With Search in Tally.ERP 9?

Contains With Search option enables the user to find out a Master by entering any piece of word of the Master name irrespective of the position of the Searching Word in the entire Name. Management would ask you about a particular Ledger name which contains word “Kurnool”. You can not expect that in the beginning for your search. Hence you need to use the advanced search option Contains Search.

How to configure Contains with Search in Tally.ERP 9?

In order to configure the Contains with Search in Tally.ERP 9 click on F12: Configure Button in Button Area

  1. From the Configuration Menu click on General option.
  2. Get to the Table Configuration section in the General Configuration screen.
  3. Set Yes for User ‘Reducing List’ for Tables field.
  4. Here you have another advantage that you can search the Stock Item by its Quantity instead of the Stock Item Name. For that you need to set as Yes for Apply for all Columns field.

And this is the all about Table Search in Tally.ERP 9 and how we can configure the Contains With Search in Tally.ERP 9 Accounting Software.

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