Help310:Components Finder Manage Search Filters Edit

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This is where you can

  • Add a new Search Filter.
  • Edit an existing Search Filter.

How to Access

Add a new Search Filter

  • Click the New button in the toolbar.

Edit an existing Search Filter

  • Click on an Search Filter's Title.
  • Check the Search Filter's Checkbox
  • Click the Edit button in the toolbar.



Form Fields

  • Title. The Title for the search filter.
  • Alias. The internal name of the search filter. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. Learn more about Aliases.

Edit Filter

Map Count. The number of maps included in the filter.

Toggle Selection. The Toggle Selection button will change all the selections in the opposite way. So selected will change into unselected and unselected will change into selected.


Expand all. The Expand all button will open all the maps and show the items inside.



  • Created Date. Date the Filter was created.
  • Created By. Name of the Joomla User who created the item. This will default to the currently logged-in user. If you want to change this to a different user, click the 'Select User' button Help30-select-user-en.png.
  • Alias. This optional field allows you to enter an alias for the Author of the filter.
  • Modified Date. (Informative only) Date of last modification.
  • Modified By. (Informative only) Username who performed the last modification.

Filter Timeline

  • When (Start Date). When to search relative to the start date (before, after or exactly).
  • Start Date. Format YYYY-MM-DD.
  • When (End Date). When to search relative to the end date (before, after or exactly).
  • End Date. Format YYYY-MM-DD.


At the top left you will see the toolbar.


The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the search filter and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the search filter and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the search filter and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another search filter.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current search filter. Does not affect the current search filter.
    Note: This toolbar icon is only shown if you edit an existing search filter.
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

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