Creating Smart searches
In addition to Calendar search and Collections, it is possible to create and use automated user-defined searches. These "smart searches" are usually based on individual preferences and created by the user themselves. The smart searches can be Private, only visible to the smart search creator, or assigned a Group, visible to everyone belonging to that group (sports desk, news desk, etc.). The last option is to make them visible to every user, assigning the smart search as Public.
How to create a smart search
The below image illustrates a ten-step procedure to create a smart search. Be aware that it is also possible to select a colleague's smart search and modify it to the user's own preferences. If copied from another user, the (10) Save button will change to "Save as" since it cannot overwrite other users' smart searches.
It is possible to combine manual searches with rule-based searches. For example, in the below search (3), the "Title is equal to EHF Champion....." is very specific and may only reflect the 2020 season. To include all seasons, it could be better to input "EHF" in the textual search window and remove the rule-based "Title is equal to....". Now, every Promotion master containing EHF will reflect the search result.
It is also possible to use the manual search to refine the search further to get more specific search results.
Most of the searches discussed are dependent on human interaction. But the Mediabank Library can also help users to get an immediate update on new media content when they log in and start the Library application. The functionality is straightforward.
Default search support asset filtering only. (Events are not supported)
It is a further development of the smart filters, and its focus is to provide more visibility and accessibility of the most used filters. For example, a local admin or a user can define quick filters and make them easily available and visible above the Library application's thumbs. It is even possible to share Quickfilters with colleagues.
Quickfilters support asset filtering only. (Events are not supported)
The Quickfilters make advanced search filters even more efficient for Mediabank users.
- The most used searches are placed above the Library workspaces' assets, visible to selected users/groups. A simple click will activate them.
- It can be different Quickfilters (searches) for different users/groups.
- The local admin or a user can define Quickfilters and share them with other colleagues. However, some of us are better at defining optimal searches/filters, and why not let them create and share?
- Every existing "saved search" can become a Quickfilter. There is no need to create new.
- Quickfilters support asset filtering only. (Events are not supported)
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