Quick Filters Defined
A Quick Filter is an extension of the Search Filter functionality which allows users to add filtering conditions, color code them, and then be able to filter objects in the grid by simply clicking the color control (for example, yellow rectangle), or two color controls (say, yellow and light blue rectangles) to display only objects that satisfy conditions set for both colors) above the grid.
How to add a Quick Filter to a Grid?
To add a Quick Filter to a grid:
- In Administration > User Interface > Search Filters, locate an existing Search Filter or create a new one.
- In the Search Filter Edit dialog, select the Use as Quick Filter checkbox, provide Names, Conditions, and other necessary data for each of the three colors, Red, Yellow, and Light blue (Left, Middle, and Right), then Save the Quick Filter.
How to use a Quick Filter?
To use a Quick Filter, open the corresponding grid and click one or two of the three colored rectangles - light blue, yellow, or red - at the top. The grid refreshes to show only objects which satisfy the conditions set for the selected color(s).
Select two rectangles, say, yellow and red, to display only objects that satisfy conditions set for both colors.
When to use this feature?
Use this feature with grids that have a large number of objects that need to be easily filtered with only one, or two, mouse clicks based on certain user-set color-coded conditions.