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Using a Subsearch to Refine Search Results

 

You can use a subsearch to search within a set of completed search results. The subsearch is used to refine search results, without searching the database again.

When you define a search that you want to use as a base for subsearching, make sure that Real Time (streaming) option is disabled and the search is not grouped.

This feature is not available for grouped searches, searches in progress, or in streaming mode.

  1. Choose one of the following options:
    • Click the Log Activity tab.

    • Click the Network Activity tab.

  2. Click the Log Activity tab.
  3. Perform a search.
  4. When your search is complete, add another filter:
    1. Click Add Filter.

    2. From the first list box, select a parameter that you want to search for.

    3. From the second list box, select the modifier that you want to use for the search. The list of modifiers that are available depends on the attribute that is selected in the first list.

    4. In the entry field, type specific information that is related to your search.

    5. Click Add Filter.

The Original Filter pane specifies the original filters that are applied to the base search. The Current Filter pane specifies the filters that are applied to the subsearch. You can clear subsearch filters without restarting the base search. Click the Clear Filter link next to the filter you want to clear. If you clear a filter from the Original Filter pane, the base search is relaunched.

If you delete the base search criteria for saved subsearch criteria, you still have access to saved subsearch criteria. If you add a filter, the subsearch searches the entire database since the search function no longer bases the search on a previously searched data set.

Save search criteriaYou can save configured search criteria so that you can reuse the criteria and use the saved search criteria in other components, such as reports. Saved search criteria does not expire.