One of the most time-consuming activities we do on our computers and many systems is looking for what we need. That is why there are different ways to search in VariSuite. Let’s have a look at them.
If you are looking for an object in VariSuite, try one of the following ways to find it:
Refine your search by selecting the kind of object you are searching for. This filter allows you to perform searches faster, obtaining an accurate search results list.
You can select either multiple kinds of objects or a single kind such as items, documents, users, attribute lists, etc.
For example, if you select the type item, full text, and type in «frame», the system will retrieve all the items that contain the word frame in one of their attributes. It will show only items, not documents or users.
If you select All Object Kinds, the search results will be organized into tabs to make it easier to find information.
If you select the ID and you type in your search criteria, a drop-down menu will be displayed showing the available results. It is very useful because it shows the object ID and its description.
By using the ID or Full text search you can search by typing the object’s ID or text, like an item description or a document title.
The Revisions filter enables you to define which revisions you are searching for. You can filter the search by:
Use the Configurations search if you are searching for a master item or a configuration of it. You can choose from the following different options:
VariSuite allows you to refine your search criteria, to export the results and the documents associated with the selected objects.
Search results are organized in tabs. Click on the tab corresponding to the kind of object you are searching for.
You can perform several actions to the selected objects:
Click on “Select” and the “Select All” to mark all the required results. You can also click on the individual check-boxes placed on the left side of the objects.
The Excel button on the right exports the information shown in the table into an Excel spreadsheet.
The left-side Menu provides you with different search options which affect the search and the information populated into the search results table. You can select and deselect columns and export the information into a compressed ZIP folder.
To perform a basic search, follow the next steps:
Note: the basic search and its results can be edited in the VariClient.
To perform an advanced search, follow the next steps:
When you want to search for a specific item in a structure you can use the Menu. Press the “Menu” button or right-click on any item in the structure to open the Menu.
Select the most suitable search function:
If you don’t see the criteria you need on the submenu, you can always click on “Find items / documents in structure with path” to define your own criteria.
If you are looking for a specific item, part or user but can remember only some information related to it, it may be useful to narrow down the search results by using filters. Let’s look at different ways to filter information.
You can select what kind of criteria you want to use to filter the information from the drop-down list. For example:
You can use the text field to type in a word or characters you want to find. The filter will narrow down the search results to all the combinations with those characters while you are typing.
Well done, now you have learned about the different search functionalities in VariSuite!