About Dynamic Search

If a web console screen displays the following style of search, use it to dynamically search for data matching any of the columns available on that screen:

Figure 1. Dynamic Search Example

Dynamic search changes appearance as search conditions are added. See the following examples:

Dynamic search with 'Boolean AND' and 'Boolean NOT' conditions



Dynamic search with 'Boolean AND', Boolean 'NOT', and 'Boolean OR' conditions



Resulting matches display in the list as you add and refine search criteria.

Using Dynamic Search

Use dynamic search fields and buttons to do the following tasks:

Task

Steps

Search all columns.

On most screens, the first condition of each "condition set" searches all columns except those that are time-related or that display status icons.

Figure 2. The Search All Columns Condition

Tip:

If you search all columns, the columns containing the data do not need to be displayed in the list for the data to be matched.

Use wildcards.

In a dynamic search field, use the wildcard * to substitute for one or more sequential letters or numbers between punctuation marks.

Note:

Wildcards are not applicable for search of User and Group.

Specify columns for a search condition.

Most conditions display a drop-down menu that lists the displayed columns. To search one of these columns, select it in the list. To search columns not currently displayed, select Advanced Options... and then specify a column.

Select a column and then specify search details appropriately.

Figure 3. The Specify Column Menu

Delete a condition.

Click X on the right of the condition.

Figure 4. The Delete Condition Button

Add a new 'Boolean AND' condition.

This narrows the search by requiring items to overlap.

Click the AND button.

Figure 5. The AND Button

Add a new 'Boolean NOT' condition.

This narrows the search by excluding unwanted items.

Click the NOT button.

Figure 6. The NOT Button

Add a new condition set (Boolean OR).

This broadens the search by including all the other condition sets plus the new set.

Click the OR button.

Figure 7. The OR Button

Delete a condition set.

Tip:

You can also clear the entire current search. See Saving and Managing Searches.

Click the Delete Condition Set button.

Figure 8. The Delete Condition Set Button

Monitor the number of matches for each condition set.

Total matches for each condition set displays to the right of each condition set.

Figure 9. Example Condition Set Totals









Monitor the number of matches for all sets of conditions together.

If you use more than one condition set, the total matches for all sets of conditions displays to the right of the last condition set.

Figure 10. Example Multiple-Condition Set Totals







Save and manage dynamic searches for each screen.

See Saving and Managing Searches.

Saving and Managing Searches

The Saved Searches button allows you to save and manage dynamic searches for each screen it appears on.

Figure 11. The Saved Searches Button

For example, on the Users and Endpoints screen, you might create a complex dynamic search that you want to use regularly to provide a report to management. Use Saved Searches to save the search for later. The search will be available to you each time you go to the Users and Endpoints screen. However, if you go to the Query Logs screen, this search will not appear in the Saved Searches list.

Click the Saved Searches button to do the following tasks:

Task

Steps

Save current search.

Select Save current search.

Restore previous search.

Select Restore previous search.

Clear current search.

Select Clear current search.

Delete saved search.

Select to the right of the saved search.