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Storing often used searches

How to store a complex search so you can reuse it easily later.

Storing a search for later use

If you find yourself performing the same search very often, you may want to save this search. This will be especially useful when the search you are performing contains several different strings and image attributes. To create a search, open the Search dialog box and enter the search you would like to save. Then, click on the Stored search menu and select the Save current search option. If you are working on an archive that is not connected to Index Manager, all you have to do now is to enter a name for the search and then click on the Finish button. The search is then stored as a local search and will only be available to the current FotoStation client.

If the search that you would like to save is on an Index Manager server, you can create a global search as shown above. This search will then be available to everyone who accesses this indexed archive. Start by opening the Search dialog box and enter the search you would like to save. Then, click on the Stored search menu and select the Save current search option in the dialog window. You are then given the choice between creating a local or a global search. Select the global search option and click on the Next button. Enter a name for the search and then click on the Finish button. The search is then stored on the Index Manager server and will be available to all clients accessing the archive on the Index Manager server.

Using a Stored Search

From the Search dialog box, select a search by clicking on the Stored search menu and selecting Open global search or Open local search from the menu, depending on the type of search you are looking for. Select the desired search from the sub menu that appears and then click on the OK button in the dialog box to perform the search.

Note that for global searches, you can also click on the stored search as shown above to perform the search.