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Configuring SmartFolders

After logging in to FotoWeb or FotoWeb Pro you'll see the SmartFolders in the left hand side panel.

Click on the Add link to create a new entry.

Label: First enter the label that the user should see in the navigation pane. Clicking this name will execute the associated search.

URL fragment: The URL fragment is the optional URL part that will be added to the parent's URL and make it possible to build a complete URL on which the SmartFolder is accessible. URL fragments may only contain the following characters:

  • lowercase Latin letters (a-z)
  • base 10 digits (0-9)
  • dash character (-)

Note: All SmartFolder queries are executed in the context of any existing AutoSearch on the archive and access list level. Because different users and groups may have different auto searches associated with them in the archive's access list, there is a possibility that two users accessing the same SmartFolder URL will not see the same content.

Query

The query to execute when clicking on the SmartFolder is configured in this area. The creation of queries is documented in the FotoWeb Extended Search topic.

Nesting SmartFolders

SmartFolders can be nested to create a navigable structure of advanced search queries.

To create a child item within a parent, click on the parent to navigate to it, and then click on the Add link to create a child item inside the parent.

When creating a child item, you'll see in that the properties page has an additional option: Inherit parent. When that option is enabled, the search executed on the child item will be performed within the context of the parent's search result, effectively narrowing the search result.

Navigating SmartFolders

When you navigate SmartFolders, the breadcrumb above the grid will update to show the level you're at in the SmartFolder hierarchy. Using the Up link you can go one level up, or you can go directly to a certain level in the hierarchy by clicking on the desired level.