Filtering Lists

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One of the main interaction-principles of Tine 2.0 is the concept of filtering lists. You can create complex filter-sets and save or load them. This is the way to really personalize Tine 2.0 for your needs.

Let's start with the filterbar:

FilteringLists Filterbar.jpeg

The Filterbar consists of different rows. You can add a new row by pressing the "+" Button and delete a single row by pressing the "-" Button. With the Filterbar you can create a sentence, to tell Tine 2.0 what to show in the list below.

To give an example: you may tell Tine to "Show City is equal to New York". After pressing "start search" Tine 2.0 will only show those contacts that have an address in New York. This might still lead to lots of results - too many to find what you are looking for. If you know for example that the company's name of the person you are looking for starts with "We" you simply add a new line:. ask Tine 2.0 to "Show City is equal to New York AND Company starts with We " to find the appropriate contacts.

A filter always consists out of a criterion (e.g. "City"), an operator (e.g. "is equal to") and a value (e.g. "New York").

Each filter offers a meta-criterion that is default when you open a Tine 2.0 application (e.g. "Contact" in addressbook). This meta-criterion only offers the operator "contains" and works like a quick filter within different other criteria. Simply enter the string you are searching for and hit enter.

Thus the filterbar offers you both opportunities: You can create very complex and powerful filters. But you can also just quickly look for some information without any hassle.

If you want to reset the whole filterset, just press the "x"-Button. You may save any search by pressing the disc-icon. You will find the saved filters here:

FilteringLists SavedFilters.jpg

At the moment you might run into some problems with very complex filters, e.g. it is not possible at the moment to create solid "OR" statements .

So move on to the listview:

The elements shown in the list below the filterbar can be freely defined by the user. Just select the visible columns with the icon in the very right:

FilteringLists SelectColumns.jpg

Now order all visible columns using drag & drop just the way you prefer them.

A preview of the selected row(s) can be found at the bottom of the list. For altering any information just double-click to open the detailed view of a record or use the right mouse-button for contextual actions.