How Filters work?

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How Filters work?

In Expedition there are many different ways to setup a filter. Let's start from the begining

 

Case A) Project Dashboard: 

 

 dashboard_filter.pngProject Dashboard

 When you click on one of the counters from the PROJECT STATISTICS Expedition will set a filter and will jump into the object selected. If you click on services Duplicated counter this is the filter will take action plus you will be transported to the Services view

 

2018-05-17_18-06-31.pngFilter Window

Case B) Predefined Filters

 

From any objects view when we press right-click a advanced menu will be shown, one of the options its called predefined filters, just open the list and select the one you want to automaticaly create and apply the filter.

 

2018-05-17_18-10-29.pngRight-click over one service

 

 

Each type of object can have their own predefined filters but usually they are common between them

 

Case C) Custom Filters

 

Click on Filters from the Objects or Policies view to get access to the Filter assistant

2018-05-17_18-13-25.pngAccess to Filter Assistant

 

 

A new window will show up. From here we can create our custom filter

 

  • Scope: Where this filter will apply, The more number of objects you add to the scope will reduce the amount of fields common between them to be able to search by, like if you select as scope address and addressgroups you can search only by name, tag and description becasue those are the fields in common, if you only select address all the fields related to address can be used to search like ipaddress, cidr, etc...
  • Field: the field we want use to filter
  • Operator: It can be equal, or contains, etc
  • What to search: Text we want to search on the selected field.
  • to CREATE the filter click on the plus button

2018-05-17_18-19-21.pngCreating custom filter

  •  To Apply the new filter we have to select the filter from AVAILABLE and DROP into ACTIVE folder
  • Click on APPLY FILTER

2018-05-17_18-23-26.pngEdit Custom Filter

 From the Objects and Policies views you can see if there is any Active filter and Clear them all

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Remember when creating a custom filter, first add to the available filters and then drop it into the ACTIVE to apply the filter.