Overview

Alloy allows you to search from within every part of the application where you see the search icon. When you are working within the map display and you select the search icon the search panel is displayed with a suggestion drop down.

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Search Panel

The search panel also appears whenever you select an option from the dashboard that requires you to make a selection, for example Designs from the Designer card, again the total number of items available within the selected category is indicated and the first 20 available items are listed in the search panel. You can use the search field to reduce the list or directly find the item you want to view.

The search field allows you to enter all or part of a term for any item that you what to find. You can search the entire system for anything and view results sorted by category. Just type in anything you are interested in to search the entire database and see the results. For example, you can:

  • Type all or part of the name of a specific asset
  • Enter all or part of the name of a street to view the street, assets on the street, and jobs linked to that street
  • Search for a defect attribute to find logged defects (e.g. Rusted)
  • Type Mrs. Miggins to find all the potholes she has reported driving over
  • Enter all or part of an item ID.

Suggestion dropdown

You can reduce the scope of the search by selecting from the suggested areas that are displayed in the dropdown, for example to search for a design select the Designs category from the suggestion list. The search field indicates the option that has been selected, below the field the total number of items available within the selected category is indicated and the first 20 available items are listed in the search panel.

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If the item you require appears within this list you can select it or you can further refine the list by typing all or part of the name of the item you are looking for.

Recently viewed items

You can view up to 20 recently viewed items by hiding the suggestions drop down. To hide the suggestions drop down you can either click on the toolbar or select the Escape key.

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