Mediabank asset search is made so that you can configure your searches to find exactly what you need - but at first glance, it can seem complicated. Here's a quick intro!
Mediabank supports most "google-style" search refinements. For instance, searching in plaintext:
...will provide you with any assets containing "cake" in both title and metadata.
Searching in quotation marks:
...will show you assets that have the exact phrase cake party in both title and metadata.
(Further information about commonly used search refinements is available online.)
To open your advanced search options, click the arrow beside the "Search assets..." box.
1 - Match any/all: Choose if your results should match all your defined rules, or any of your defined rules.
2 - Rules: You can define rules based on any kind of asset metadata you want, in this case "Category":
- Category is equal: results in assets with only that category.
- Category is not equal: results in assets that does not have only that category.
- Category contains: results in assets with that category among other categories.
- Category does not contain: results in assets that does not have that category.
- Category is defined: results in all assets that have categories.
- Category is not defined: results in all assets that don't have category in their metadata.
- Category is one of: results in assets with one of the categories you enter.
- Category is not one of: results in assets that does not have any of the categories you enter.
3 - Asset created: Get results either before or after a specific date/time, within a time window, or that are newly created.
Click the magnifying glass to search using the rules you've specified.
You can give your search a name and save it to easily access it later on - you can also share it with a predefined user group, or make it public for all users to see. You'll find available searches under the "> Saved searches" tab.