A filter is a set of conditions applied to a table to help you find and work with a
subset of the data in that table.
You can apply, modify, create, and save filters. A hierarchical list of conditions at the top
of the table — breadcrumbs — indicates the current filter.
Breadcrumbs offer a quick form of filter navigation. They are ordered from left to right. The
left condition is the most general, and the right condition is the most specific. Clicking a
breadcrumb removes all the conditions to its right. Clicking the condition separator (>) before a
condition removes only that condition.
By default, a user with no roles cannot see the breadcrumbs or filter. Administrators can
configure the ESS portal to allow unauthenticated users to see breadcrumbs and filters by using a
script include. For more information on using script includes to suppress breadcrumbs and
filters, see Use script includes to supress filters and breadcrumbs.
Note: In List v3 split mode, you cannot edit the filter from the breadcrumb. Click the filter
icon in the left pane to open the filter conditions in the right pane for editing.
- Clicking Priority = 2 removes the condition Category =
Software and returns all active incidents with a priority of 2.
- Clicking the condition separator (>) before Priority = 2 removes the
condition Priority = 2 and returns all active incidents in the software
- Clicking All removes all conditions and returns all incidents in the
Click a breadcrumb to refresh the list of records and show the latest information for those
Clicking the New
button in a filtered list automatically applies the
same filter to the new record. For example, clicking New
in the Resolved
Incidents list opens a record preset with State
. In a list filtered for active, priority 1 incidents, clicking
opens a record preset with Active
set to 1 - Critical
change the preset values on the form as needed. If there is a field you do not want to have
populated in this way, you can add the following dictionary attribute to the field:
Additional navigational functions are available when you right-click a breadcrumb.
Table 1. Breadcrumb right-click options
|Open new window
||Opens the results list for the breadcrumb in a new tab or window.
||Copies the URL to the clipboard for the results list of the breadcrumb. Follow browser
instructions if browser security measures restrict this function.
||Copies the encoded query to the clipboard for the breadcrumb. You can use this query
in the URL of an instance or in the reference qualifier field of a dictionary entry.
example, if you are viewing a list of all active incidents with a high or medium impact,
right-click the breadcrumb and copy the query
active=true^impact=1^ORimpact=2. You can append this query to the
end of the instance URL as
selection is not available for the All breadcrumb.