Advanced Search

The Advanced Search icon appears at the top of the PrinterLogic window. The purpose of this feature is to enable you to perform a search for any item in PrinterLogic rather than having to search the tree view or settings for specific items. The various fields enable you to use variables to determine the items that the advanced search returns for you.

NOTE: The search icon appears in the Admin Console header only in Tree View mode.

When you click any of the search items that PrinterLogic returns, then that item will be selected automatically in the Admin Console tree view. This feature is highly useful for tree views that have a deeper subfolder structure. If you would like to search for tree view items but you would like to select one or more variables to perform your search, then click the drop-down arrow to the right side of the search box as shown below.

If you want to narrow your search to a specific tree view folder, then click the Search In folder and select the folder from the window. Initially, the advanced search provides one option for you to select a variable. This option shows the Field drop-down, which enables you to select the type of variable you want to use in your search. The variable type you select determines the type of Value field that appears. In some cases, the Value field will be a drop-down that enables you to select one of a few pre-selected options. In other cases, the Value field will be a text entry field.

PrinterLogic provides a plus sign to add multiple variables to your search. However, the more variables your search contains, the more narrow your search results will be. For example, you can create your base variable as Object Name = Test and then you add a new variable for Port Number = 25. In this case, any object names without a port number of 25 are left out of the search results. When you have configured all of your variables, click the search button. The search results will vary based on the variable types you have selected.

When the search results appear, take note of the buttons in the upper, right corner. The Export button specifically enables you to export the search results to a .csv file, which you can open in your spreadsheet application such as Excel. Also take note of the Settings icon, which enables you to configure the way in which the search results display or the number of search results per page. This feature can be highly useful for cases that contain a high number of printer objects or search results.