Filtering the Channels displayed in the Dashboard

Advanced Search Criteria

Use the Dashboard search field to filter the channels you wish to view. You can search by name or description and filter for channels in a channel group.

There are many different ways that you can specify the search text to be matched:

  • If exactly one word is specified in the Search field, an item is matched if it contains that word.
  • If more than one word is specified in the Search field, an item is matched only if all words specified are included in the name. For example,
Facilty1 Facility2

matches all items containing both Facility1 and Facility2.

  • To match either of two words, include OR between them:
Facilty1 OR Facility2

This matches all items containing Facility1 or Facility2. OR must be capitalized.

  • To exclude items from a search, put NOT in front of the word that you do not want to include in the search:
NOT Facilty1

This matches every item that does not contain Facility1. NOT must be capitalized.

  • To match a word and either of two other words, use the following:
Ward Facility OR Hospital

This matches every item that contains Ward and Facility, or contains Ward and Hospital.

  • To create more complicated searches, use parentheses:
Ward NOT ( Facility OR Hospital)

This matches all items that contain Ward except those that contain Ward or Hospital.

  • Another way to exclude items from a search is to put a character in front of the word that you do not want to include in the search:
Facility – Ward

This matches all items that contain Facility and do not contain Ward.

  • To match a phrase that contains spaces, enclose the phrase in quotes:
“Foxton Hospital”
  • To include a quote character in a match criterion, precede it with a backslash:
“This search \” contains a quote”
  • To include a backslash in a match criterion, specify two backslashes:
“This search \\ contains a backslash”
  • To match a regular expression, enclose it in slash characters /:
/do+g/

This matches d followed by one or more of o followed by g. For example, dog, doog, and dooog are matched.

For a list of all the special characters that can be used in a regular expression, see Using Regular Expression Metacharacters.

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