With the release of Universal Search (AM-7802), we will be bringing back enhanced capabilities for finding the right devices in Addigy. After release, there will be a few notable changes to the UI:
- Addition of Universal Search text box
- Addition of Filter button for additional customizations
- Streamlining of the Run Command section
Table Of Contents
- Using Universal Search
- Using Universal Search and Filters
- Modifying Filters
- Using Filters without Universal Search
- Removing Filters
- Advanced Universal Search Operators
- Future Enhancements
Using Universal Search
Starting with Universal Search is super easy and straight forward to find the devices you are looking for. Simply type in a piece of data and hit return. In this example, we are looking for all devices running macOS Big Sur 11.2. Please keep in mind that the more generic the search term, the more likely the search is to match other Device Facts.
For example: if I am looking for Joel's computer and type in Joel into the search box, all devices that have Joel in any fact are returned. Device names, local user accounts, etc are all available for the search to return true. If you are looking to limit the search to a specific fact, check out Filters the next section.
Using Universal Search and Filters
While adding Universal Search, we have improved the existing filters to allow for an even more powerful searching experience. Continuing the example above, I want to now hone my search of macOS 11.2 devices to only devices that are running Apple Silicon M1 processors. To do this, we add a Filter by clicking the Filter button and then selecting the Fact and corresponding information. When Apply is pressed, the filter is added to the search and all of my criteria are combined so that just the right devices are returned.
In the example above, a keen eye can see that we have also added the ability to modify Filters with the same UI. To do this, you can navigate back into the Filters section, and modify the search from Apple Silicon M1 to Intel and press Apply. This will modify our search to now bring back a different grouping of Apple devices.
Using Filters without Universal Search
Universal Search can be used with or without Filters and Filters can be used with or without Universal Search. For administrators that want to pick a specific fact and value, Filters can always be used to make a very specific search.
Filters can be removed in two different ways. Filters can be removed via the X button underneath the Policy or removed via the Filters drop down. Please note that after clicking the Trash bin in the filter section that Apply must be pressed to refresh the view.
Advanced Universal Search Operators
For the keyboard warriors we have added some extra special options within the Universal Search box. The following operators and modifiers may be used:
Please note: AND searches across multiple device facts is not support at this time. For example, this search would not work: "Intel Core i3" M1 or "Intel Core i3" + M1.
Or operations can be done with the pipe. Example: i3 | M1
Double quotes can be used for phrase searching with double quotes. Example: "Quad-Core Intel"
Search with Negative Matching
Search a string but negate part of a result with hyphen. Example: "Intel Core" -i3 [shows all devices with Intel processors except i3]
Multiple Criteria Searching
Allows for searching for complex items while using parenthesis. Example: (admin root) | M1 [shows all devices that have admin and root as users or devices with M1 processor]
With the first release of Universal Search, we wanted to ensure Addigy Administrators received a boost to how easy the platform is to use along with enhancements in your day to day tasks. With that said, there are a few areas that we will be improving upon on in future updates. These areas of focus are:
- Static Field Searching
- Date Searching
- Multi-Fact Searching