Create and use object filters

Create and use filters to reduce the number of objects that are displayed in a content window. A filter is a set of search criteria that you use to locate and display objects that match your criteria.

You create a filter by using the Find dialog box to specify search criteria, and then saving the criteria as a filter that you can run at any time. The Find dialog box may also appear when you click the browse button to select objects in certain dialog boxes.

To create a filter:

  1. Select Edit > Find, and select the object class. For example, to search for baselines, select Edit > Find > Baseline.

    Or in a content window that contains the object class you want to filter, click the icon in the toolbar at the top of the pane/window.

  2. In the Find dialog box, select criteria to limit the number of objects found. For more information about the criteria on each tab, click the Help button.

  3. Click the General tab, and click the Create button next to the Filter Sets list.

  4. For Enter the name of the new Filter Set, enter a name for the filter.

  5. Select the Based Upon Current Set option, and click OK. In the Find dialog box, you can view the new filter in the Filter Sets list. To save the filter in the Filtered Views, click Save.

  6. Click the Close button.

To use a filter:

  1. In the Navigation window, click Filtered Views.

  2. Click the icon for a previously saved filter.

    You can view the objects that meet the search criteria in the content window.

To modify a filter:

  1. Select Edit > Find, and select the object type. For example, to search for items, select Edit >| Find > Item.

  2. From the Filter Sets list, select a filter. The Find dialog box with the filter's criteria is displayed.

  3. Set additional criteria, or change the current criteria. For more information about the criteria on each tab, click the Help button.

  4. Click Save.

To delete a filter:

  1. Select Edit > Find, and select the object type.

  2. From the Filter Sets list, select a filter.

  3. Click the Remove button.

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