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The Object Filter

Abstract

The Object Filter is the most complex filter tool of the i4connected portal. Learn more details about it by reading this article.

The Object Filter is the most complex filter tool of the i4connected portal. The Object Filter is opened in a dedicated panel, by clicking the Open Filter button, available in multiple analysis panels.

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The Open Filter button

The Object Filters panel is structured as follows:

  • The Search field - the search-box where the user can input textual information to be searched for in the list.

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    The Search field

  • The Object selectors -the toggle buttons representing the available object types (Organisational Units, Areas, Sites and Devices). The user can click on the object selectors in order to enable / disable them. The green highlight marks the selected objects.

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    The Object selectors

    The enabled objects will be available in the list view contents. The objects that are disabled (as the Devices objects, in below example), the list view contents will not display them.

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    Example of enabled objects

  • The Advanced filter button - opens a collapsible settings area where the user can choose further advanced search options.

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    The Advanced Search button

    • Advanced device scope filter settings

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      The Device Scope Filter advanced filter settings

      • Device type - opens panel where all the Device Types available in the system are listed and available for selection. The list allows the user to select one or more entities.

      • Manufacturer - opens a panel where all the Device Manufacturers available in the system are listed and available for selection. The list allows the user to select one or more entities.

      • Model - opens a panel where all the Device Models available in the system are listed and available for selection. The list allows the user to select one or more entities.

      • Data source type - opens a panel where all the Device Adapters available in the system are listed and available for selection. The list allows the user to select one or more entities.

      • Data source name - opens a panel where all the Device Adapter Names available in the system are listed and available for selection. The list allows the user to select one or more entities.

      • Show unassigned devices - opens a drop-down list where the user can select the view method to be applied for the unassigned devices. The user can select to Show all, Hide or Show only unassigned devices.

      • Show hidden devices - opens a drop-down list where the user can select the view method to be applied for the hidden devices. The user can select to Show all, Hide or Show only hidden devices.

      • Show entity variable devices - opens a drop-down list where the user can select the view method to be applied for the entity variable devices. The user can select to Show all, Hide or Show only entity variable devices.

      • Show inactive devices - opens a drop-down list where the user can select the view method to be applied for the inactive devices. The user can select to Show all, Hide or Show only inactive devices.

    • Advanced site settings

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      The Site Type advanced filters

      • Site type - opens a drop-down list displaying all the Site Types available in the system.

  • The Save Filter button - opens the Add filter panel, allowing the user to set up predefined filters.

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    The Save Filter button

    After setting up a preferred set of filters the user can save the previous settings under the Add filter panel. The Add filter panel features the following settings:

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    The Add Filter panel

    • Name - the filter name.

    • Description - the filter description.

    • Filter type - the user can set the filter as Personal or Shared. The

  • The Open Favourites filter button - opens the Filter list panel, allowing the user to select and apply a predefined filter.

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    The Open Favourites Filter button

    The Filter list panel displays the list of all predefined filters. The shared filters will be visible for all the portal users, while the personal ones, will be visible only for the user who created them.

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    The Filter List panel

    In this view the user can select the desired filter which will be automatically applied to the Object Filters list. Additionally, by clicking the Edit button, the Edit filter dialog is opened, allowing the user to change the general settings of the predefined filter.

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    The Edit Filter panel

  • The Selected Items count - the area where the counter for selected items is displayed. The user can select up to 20 objects, selecting from the list of Organizational Units, Sites, Areas and Devices.

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    As the user selects listed objects, the value of the selected items is increased.

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    The selected items list

  • The list view contents - the list of actual objects that can be selected as filters. The Organizational Units, Sites, Areas and Devices as divided in separate tabs, that the user can enable or disable.

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    The Object Filters of the list view contents

After selecting the desired objects of the filter, the user can proceed as follows:

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The Object Filters panel

  • Apply and Close - Applies the filter selection and closes the Object filters panel.

  • Apply - Applies the filter selection, without closing the Object filters panel.

  • Close - Closes the Object filters panel, without applying the filter.