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Help4.x:Smart Search: New or Edit Filter

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Description

This screen allows you to create a new search filter or amend an existing one.

How to access

  • Select Components  Smart Search  Filters from the Administrator menu. Then...
    • Select the New Toolbar button to create a new filter.
    • Select a title link in the Title column to edit an existing filter.

Screenshot

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Form Fields

  • Title. The Title for this item. This may or may not display on the page, depending on the parameter values you choose.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value Title in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. Learn more.

Edit Filter Tab

  • 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.

Options Tab

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Publishing panel

  • Created Date. Date the item(Article, Category, Weblink, etc.) was created.
  • Created By. Name of the Joomla! User who created this 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 to select a different user.
  • 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 panel

  • 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.

Toolbar

At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above. 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.
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made. Or
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips

  • Smart Search was introduced in Joomla 3.0 but is not enabled by default in that version.
  • If you are new to Smart Search then you should read the Smart Search quickstart guide.