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Find Images – Advanced Search

Click ToolsFind Images and click Advanced Search to create a query for images available at your site or select the Advanced Search option within image search operations

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:

Do you have any custom search criteria?

You can add criteria that must matched. To build an advanced query, determine the full criteria you wish to build. For each criterion:

  1. 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".
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. AND/OR - If multiple criteria are used, set the AND or OR operator between each criteria line.
  5. 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.

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 dialog.

Click Cancel to exit without searching or saving.

 

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