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Add Filters

Access:     Project | Documentation | Rich Text Format (RTF) Report: Add Filter
                    Edit | Model Search: Options | Manage Searches: Add Filters (toolbar icon)

Use to:

  • Add filter criteria to a model search or an RTF report template




See also

Search On

Select items to build up search filters on any information about an object

The following is a list of what is available, before you have defined a search


If you are adding filters to an existing search, the list contains only items appropriate to the initial filter

For example, if the initial filter is on diagram properties, the list for any subsequent filters for the search only contains the Diagram option



Select each field item to include in your search (select the checkbox)



Identify the name of the field to search

The list presents items specific to the filter Search On item



Fields and Conditions


Specify the condition of the search parameter


Type a value pertaining to the selected element field

For example, the value could be a date for DateCreated or a text value for other fields

The search term can contain multiple values separated by commas


Select a particular field to generate a result set that must contain your search term in that field


Check All

Select all the items to include them in the search definition


Uncheck All

Deselect all the items to omit them from the search definition



Apply the filter

The fields selected are added to the search definition



  • You can add multiple search definitions as necessary; however, if you select the Required field in multiple definitions the search rapidly becomes impractical
  • Multiple search definitions are better for 'and/or' searches

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