Allows you to filter the display of items in the tree view of an Explorer window. Explorer windows are available in an owner operator domain or EPC-Project Mode, when you define items for claiming for projects or merging with As-Built or Project Center. Filter settings take effect only for the Explorer window from which you opened the Filter Definition dialog box.
You can select a hierarchy level and filter the display of the child items at the selected level.
Note that the software retains the filter settings for a particular folder until you cancel the filter for that folder.
Filter according to item name
Allows you to filter items according to an item name in the folder or at the hierarchy level that you selected in the tree view.
Item name — Allows you to type an item name by which to filter items in the tree view. You can use the following wildcard characters to specify partial strings: asterisk (*) or percent (%) for multiple characters and underscore (_) for single characters. The value that you enter in this box overrides all other filter criteria in this dialog box.
Filter according to item type
Allows you to specify a particular item type by which to activate the filter.
Filter name — Allows you to type a name of the filter you are defining. This is a required field.
Item type — Allows you to select an item type appropriate for the folder that you selected. You must select an item type to be able to perform the filter operation.
Selected node definition — Filters the child items that belong to a folder or the items at any hierarchy level that you selected in the Explorer tree view.
Global definition — Allows you to define a filter for the entire tree view of the active Explorer. The software applies this definition to the item type you selected. Note that if you defined a filter definition for a specific folder, the filter for the folder override the settings for the global filter definition.
Filter definition — Allows you to define the criteria that you use to filter the items displayed:
Property — Allows you to select a property to use for filtering the items.
Operator — Allows you to select the required comparison operator to determine how the header selected under Property will relate to the expression you select for Value.
Value — Allows you to select or type a required value for the item you selected under Property. The available values depend on the specific property that you select.
Logic — You use this option when you specify more than one filter condition. The option allows you to select the required logical operator (And or Or) to determine how the next filter expression will relate to the current expression. When you have a mixture of logical operators for several conditions, the software performs the expressions on the conditions in order, for example:
(A and B) or C
(A or B) and C
To reset the filter, delete the filter definition.
Add — Adds a new line for specifying a filtering condition.
Delete — Deletes the selected filtering condition.
Verify — Verifies the correctness of the entire filtering expression.
Reset — Removes all filtering conditions so that you can re-enter a new filter definition.
Advanced — Allows you to define a special filter for cables or loops.