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Smart Search: New or Edit Filter

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Components Help Screens

How to access[edit]

From the administrator area, select Components → Smart Search from the drop-down menu of the Administration screen, then click on the Search filters menu bar item. This will show a list of the current search filters. Click on the New or Edit toolbar icons to show this screen.

Description[edit]

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

Screenshot[edit]

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Edit filter Tab[edit]

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

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

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Publishing Tab[edit]

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  • Created Date. Date the item 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 Tab[edit]

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  • 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[edit]

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

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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.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips[edit]

  • 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.

Related information[edit]