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Specifies properties of a filter, including the name, description, and the other properties for which you want to filter. Each item type owns a set of properties. Examples of item types are Equipment, and Instrument, and examples of properties for these item types are Equipment Type, InstrLoop Part Number, and Estimated Length respectively.


Specifies the filter name. The name can be any combination of characters and any length. Filter names within a plant must be unique. This name appears as the filter name on the Filter Manager interface.

Set as asking filter

Select this check box to define the filter as an asking filter. When an asking filter is invoked on its own or as part of a display set, you are prompted to change the values in the Operator and Value fields for the filter properties. Clear the check box to define the filter as a regular simple filter.


Allows you to specify a phrase or sentence about the filter. The description can be any combination of characters and any length. The description appears as a ToolTip when you point to the filter name on the Filter Manager interface.

Filter for

Contains the top-level items from the Data Dictionary. This area allows you to specify available properties in the Definition grid.


Displays all defined criteria associated with a filter. To add to or modify the definition list, you must select a line in the list and then define or edit the property in the Edit group.

Match all

Specifies that only items matching ALL of the filtering criteria pass through the filter.

Match any

Specifies that items matching any one or more of the filtering criteria pass through the filter. Match any is the default matching method.


Places a new entry at the end of the existing definition list and enables the options in the Edit group so you can edit the new entry.


Removes the selected criterion from the definition list. This button is available only when you select a criterion in the definition list.


Allows you to define or edit a single line of filter definition criteria.


Displays a list of all properties for a certain item type. Examples of properties include Equipment Type, Instrument Loop Item Tag, and Estimated Length. You define or modify filtering criteria by selecting a property, an operator, and a value.


Specifies the relationship between the property and its value. Examples of relationships include greater than (>), equal to (=), and not equal to (<>).

If a string property is being filtered or a wildcard character is being used, only the 'equal to' (=) operator is valid as a selection. When a wildcard character is used, the 'equal to' operator actually behaves as a 'like' operator.


Lists appropriate values for the property specified in the Property list. If a list of attributes is not already associated with the Value box, you must type a value, which can be free text, or choose null. You can use a percent sign (%) as a wildcard character to find multiple characters or an underscore (_) as a wildcard character for a single character. Do not use an asterisk (*) in the Value box.

If you cannot find the desired property for the item type, add it using the Data Dictionary Manager. Consult the Defining Item Type Properties section in the Data Dictionary Manager Help.