Interface - Searching and Filtering

Filtering Apps

The apps list is long! It’s a lot of horizontal scrolling. We recognize that, and provide a way to narrow down the apps you see at a given time via the Search Apps filter.

There are two parts to it - a drop-down, and a search box.

  • The drop-dox allows basic filtering based on factors such as “outdated” to show only apps where at least one machine needs an update for that app. By default, this drop-down is set to “All”.

  • The search box allows you to filter apps by name. It works as an “AND” in conjunction with the Search Apps filter box.

Here are some usage tips for the Search Apps filter box:

  • If you enter “z” (without quotes) you’ll see only apps with the letter z in the name.

  • If you enter “zi” (without quotes) you’ll see only apps with the letter combination of “zi”.

  • You can do an “OR” search by using a space. For example “zi q” (without quotes) will show you apps that have a “zi” as well as apps that have a “q”.

  • You can do a “NOT” so if you type “z -t” you’ll see apps that have a “z” but which do not have a “t”.

Searching Machines by Name

You can filter the Apps or Machine Details pages using the Search Machines box. It works similarly to the Search Apps box described above, and searches based on machine name.

  • If you enter “m” (without quotes) you’ll see only machines with the letter m in the name.

  • If you enter “ma” (without quotes) you’ll see only machines with the letter combination of “ma” in the name.

  • You can do an “OR” search by using a space. For example “ma t” (without quotes) will show you machines that have an “ma” in their name as well as machines with a “t” in their name.

  • You can do a “NOT” so if you type “ma -t” you’ll see machines that have an “ma” in their name but which do not have a “t”.

Using Machine Tags

Machine tags provide a way to filter the Apps or Machine Details pages by built-in or custom tags that you can assign to a machine or machines.

There are built-in tags such as “x64” to denote machines with a 64 bit version of Windows installed.

In addition to the built-in tags, you can also create and assign your own custom tags to denote what office a machine is located in, or if it is a desktop or a laptop.

Creating and Assigning a Machine Tag

Tags are assigned via a text input, and if this is the first entry for that tag, then it is effectively “created” and will be available for use as a filter.

  1. Navigate to the Machine Details tab.

  2. Select a machine by clicking on its machine name.

  3. In the left-hand pane, scroll down to Machine Tags heading.

  4. Type in the name of the tag you want to create. Note that it cannot have a space, but you can use a space to create multiple tags at once.

  5. Click the Set Tag button. The tag will now be applied to the selected machine.

Filtering by Tag

You can filter machines by tag on the Apps and Machine Details pages by clicking on the Tag button beside the “search machines” box. This will allow you to select one or more tags by which to filter the view. Selecting more than one tag will act as an “AND” and will only show machines for which both tags apply.