Searching in Lists

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R2 (On-Premises)

A search is one way to limit the amount of data transferred from the central database to your browser.

In the web interface for FlexNet Manager Suite, pages that show lists of data also have a search field above the list on the right. This search applies to currently visible text fields in the data set:
  • Fields hidden in the column chooser are not searched.
  • Numeric fields, dates, and (generally) enumerated lists (predefined lists of acceptable values) are not searched. However, once you have used a text search to narrow down the data set, you can add filters on these other kinds of fields (see Using Filters to Limit Data Size).

You can tell what columns a search applies to by hovering your mouse over the search field. A tool-tip appears that shows the column names to which this search currently applies. For example, in a default list of licenses, hovering displays Name, Publisher. However, if you also add the Edition column from the column chooser, the next time you hover the tool-tip shows Name, Edition, Publisher.

To search for list contents:

  1. Ensure that the column(s) you want to search are visible in the list.
    Searching applies only to the columns that currently display in a list. For details, see Managing Columns in a Table.
  2. On the right side, immediately above the list, enter the text to search for in the Search field.
    The following rules apply:
    Rule Example
    Searching is always case insensitive. Searching for acrolinx matches acrolinx, Acrolinx, and AcroLinx.
    Word completion normally applies. Searching for support returns results containing supporting and supported. It will not return anything containing only unsupported (because “support” is not at the start of that word). The search match is "begins with", but not "contains".
    Tip: When you later add filters to your results, you can use other tests like Contains in the filters (see Using Filters to Limit Data Size).
    Multi-word searches apply word completion to each word, in any order. Searching for off micro will return Microsoft Office, and would also return Redmond offices of Microsoft.
    Multi-word searches apply to one column at a time. Searching for off micro will return Microsoft Office provided that you are searching (say) a Product column that contains that complete text. However, it would not return a row that had Publisher set to Microsoft and Name set to just Office, because there is no single column that the search terms entirely match.
    Multi-word searches must match every word. Searching for mi off 2013 will return a row where the Name is Microsoft Office 2013, but not one for Microsoft Office without the year attached, since not all the search words are matched in the latter case.
    Double quotation marks make the match exact (without word completion or reordering), but still case insensitive. Searching for "microsoft office" will return Microsoft Office, but not Redmond offices of Microsoft (ordering), and not Microsoft Corp Office (there must be nothing but white space between the matched words).
    Tip: You can also enclose one search term in double quotes (this requires an exact match) and add more words outside the double quotes (word completion and reordering applies to these).
  3. Finish your input by typing Enter or Return, or by clicking the icon of the magnifying glass on the left end of the search field.

After a short time, the list refreshes with the rows that match your search term. The total number of matching rows (across all pages of the list) is shown above the list on the left side.

To clear the search, and restore the original list with all possible values, do one of the following:
  • Delete the contents of the search field, and click the magnifying glass (in other words, searching for a blank clears the search).
  • In the simple filter area immediately under the page title, the current search term displays in a gray box. Click the large X icon in the right end of that box.
  • Above the right end of the list, click the restore defaults icon (). Keep in mind that this also resets filters, grouping, sorting, and column visibility and ordering.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R2