Filtering compared to searching - On Premises 6.4

Object Variants

Filtering a book for variants is different from searching for variants.

Filtering: When filtering, your aim is to substitute your primary object with a specific variant object. You do this by selecting values in the filter in order to match your chosen variant, and exclude the other variant objects. This action requires that, at a minimum, all possible values that have been assigned to a variant are selected in the filter.

Searching: When searching, you're looking for all objects that have one or more variant criteria values assigned.

Examples

Variant topic A has the following criteria values assigned: Release=2.1 and Product=X3001.

Variant topic B has the following criteria values assigned: State=NY, Release=1.2, and Product=X2001.

Filtering:

  • To find Topic A by using filtering, at a minimum, select both values in the filter (Release=2.1 and Product=X3001).
  • To find Topic B by using filtering, at a minimum, select all three values in the filter (State=NY and Release=1.2 and Product=X2001).

Searching:

  • To find Topic A by using search, at least one value (Release=2.1 or Product=X3001) must be selected in the variant field in the search options.
  • To find Topic B by using search, at least one value (State=NY or Release=1.2 or Product=X2001) must be selected in the variant field in the search options.