The Blue Box is a nifty
short-cut for the
Down Arrow look-up and is
accessible to initiate searches on any database
SSI provides various tools to make your job
quick and easy and Look-ups are a great example.
As a standard look-up throughout, SSI provides a
Down Arrow look-up button.
However! Time is money and extra mouse clicks
Use the Blue Box to search for
Wells, Vendors, Owners, Business Associates,
Blue Box controls are kept
EZ Listing (upper left on the
top menu ribbon).
User Startup Preferences screen
– in the EZ Listing box
Startup – activates a big
Blue Box on the front end,
allowing a max of 8 alpha/numeric characters to
be used for look-ups.
This option pops you directly over to the EZ
Listing dialog screen.
Enable – activates a
single digit Blue Box. Once
activated, Blue Boxes will
start appearing all over the place – any place
that needs a look-up.
The cursor focus will always start in the
Blue Box. Use it by entering a
single letter, and the database list instantly
Double click on the desired line to retrieve the
database file. Added bonus - you’ve also got the
larger 8- digit blue box to really hone in on
At any time, it’s OK to tab past the
Blue Box to manually enter and
The Down Arrow icon is also
still an available option.
Disable – the “do not take
advantage of the Blue Box at
Back to manual entry or taking that extra little
Down Arrow mouse-click when
accessing look-up dialog screens.
Down Arrow does provide
that bigger 8 letter max blue box to help zero
in on your database search.
Whether you use the Blue Box or
the Down Arrow, once the EZ
Listing dialog is displayed, you’ve got your 8
Starts With These Characters
–blue box. TAB to display the list matching the
Looking for the
Brees#1 well and can’t
find it in the Bs because the official name of
the well is the
Drew Brees #1?
Contains These Characters to
find Brees anywhere in
Blue Box is a great
hot-key to all look-ups in SSI. Select
Enable to take advantage of
this versatile tool. It can be used when needed,
and hopped over when not needed.
No matter your preference – SSI has the
customization tools to help make