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Create New Image Search
This dialog displays when you choose Image from the Create Saved Search dialog.
You can specify multiple attributes for searching in
CommonSpot. Use this dialog to refine image searches. You can also save your advanced queries
by clicking the Save icon at the bottom of the dialog so that you do not have
to recreate searches you use often.
You can use multiple object attributes as search criteria. This dialog is divided into expandable sections containing more options for refining your search. Click the plus sign + to expand a section and the minus sign - to collapse one. Optionally click Expand or Collapse All. CommonSpot displays a green check mark
for sections containing advanced search criteria.
Search Criteria gives you the following options:
- Who owns the images you are looking for? -
This option lets you choose images that are owned by "All Owners",
the "Current user", "Members of the current user's group", or by "Custom"
criteria. If you select "Custom", CommonSpot adds a Select, which
when clicked, opens the Add Users dialog. (This dialog is discussed
in the CommonSpot Administrator's Reference.)
- What subsite do you want to search within? -
Choose the specific subsite and the child subsites to be included in
your search. Your choices are "All subsites", "Current subsites",
"Parent subsite", "Direct child subsites", "Sibling subsites", or by
"Custom" criteria. If you select "Custom", CommonSpot adds fields that
let you indicate if the search includes child subsites in addition to
specifying the site or subsite. Instead of using the drop down list, you
can click the subsite search icon
to display the Select Subsite dialog. Note that you can use custom criteria to limit the number of child subsites searched, as described below.
- Are the images associated with any keywords or
tags? - Restrict results by providing a comma-separated list of terms or click
Select Keywords or Select Tags to choose from existing keywords or personal tags. To be included in the results, an image must be associated
with at least one of the specified terms.
- When were the images created or modified? -
Use this area to specify a creation or modification date. Clicking the calendar icon, displays the
Specify Date Range Duration dialog for setting date criteria.
- Under which categories are the images
classified? - Use this area to select from categories currently associated with images. The categories that display are those
defined at your site for which you have access rights.
Do you have any custom
You can add criteria that must
matched. To build an advanced query, determine the full criteria you wish to build.
For each criterion:
- Field - Select the field to search against in the Field drop down list.
The values you can select are "Subsite", "Creation Date",
"Last Modified Date", "Category", "Keywords", "Owner", "Format",
"File Name", and "Owner".
- Operator - Select the operator (greater than, equal to, within, and so on) from
the Operator field. The operators in this drop down list depend upon what you
selected in the Field drop down list.
- Value - Enter or select a value. The values from which you can select
within this drop down list depend upon what you selected in the Field drop down list.
- AND/OR - If multiple criteria are used, set the AND or OR operator between each
- Parentheses - If more than one criteria needs to be grouped together, group them
using parentheses; for example, "(A or B) and C". Parentheses are selected in the unlabeled
fields that begin and end a criteria. As criteria can be complex, you can select 1, 2, or 3
parentheses. For example, "((A or B) and C) or D".
Note that selecting subsite criteria, as shown below,
and then including child subsites gives you the additional option of limiting the number of subsites to search. Use this feature for less resource-intensive processing and more relevant search results when searching subsites with many children.
- Do you want the results narrowed
further? - You can further refine the search by selecting the image
type (which can be "All Images", "Public Images", or "Private Images"),
the image's format (which can be "GIF Image (.gif)", "JPG Image (.jpg)",
or "PNG Image (.png)". You can also search by available image collections. Select one or more image collections to search.
- Sorting: How would you like the results sorted? -
CommonSpot can display image search results sorted by data stored with the image. Choose from Creation date, Last modification date, File Name, Subsite location , a site-defined category, the image owner, image file type - public (or shared) images or private (images you own that are not shared), size, width, or height. Select either Ascending (a-z) or Descending
(z-a) to set display order for your results.
You can save searches by
clicking the Save icon, or for edited searches, the Save As option at the bottom of the dialog. The Save Saved Search As dialog displays. Click View Results to execute your search. Results display in the
Find Image Search Results
Click Cancel to exit without searching or saving.
You can download PDF versions of the Content Contributor's, Administrator's, and Elements Reference documents from the support section of paperthin.com (requires login).
- What's New in CommonSpot 6.0
- CommonSpot 6.0.0 Menu Quick Reference
- Developer's Guide
- Template Developer's Guide
- Style Sheet Reference Guide
- Shared Database Configuration Guide
- Replication vs Shared Database Guide
- Static Content Generation Guide
- Performance Recommendations Guide
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