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Search for Connections

 

You can search connections using specific criteria and display connections that match the search criteria in a results list. You can create a new search or load a previously saved set of search criteria.

  1. Click the Risks tab.
  2. On the navigation menu, click Connections.

    If applicable, the default saved search results display.

  3. Using the Search list, select New Search.
  4. If you want to load a previously saved search, use one of the following options:
    1. From the Group list, select the group to which the saved search is associated.

    2. From the Available Saved Searches list, select the saved search you want to load.

    3. In the Type Saved Search or Select from List field, type the name of the search you want to load. From the Available Saved Searches list, select the saved search you want to load.

    4. Click Load.

    5. In the Edit Search pane, select the options you want for this search.

      Option

      Description

      Include in my Quick Searches

      Include this search in your Quick Search items.

      Include in my Dashboard

      Include the data from your saved search in your dashboard. This parameter is only available if the search is grouped.

      Set as Default

      Set this search as your default search.

      Share with Everyone

      Share these search requirements with all other JSA Risk Manager users.

  5. In the Time Range pane, select an option for the time range you want to capture for this search.

    Option

    Description

    Recent

    Using the list, specify the time range you want to filter.

    Specific Interval

    Using the calendar, specify the date and time range you want to filter.

  6. If you are finished configuring the search and want to view the results, click Search.
  7. In the Search Parameters pane, define your specific search criteria:
    1. Using the first list, select an attribute on which you want to search. For example, Connection Type, Source Network, or Direction.

    2. Using the second list, select the modifier you want to use for the search. The list of modifiers that display depends on the attribute selected in the first list.

    3. In the text field, type specific information related to your search.

    4. Click Add Filter.

    5. Repeat steps a through d for each filter you want to add to the search criteria.

    6. If you are finished configuring the search and want to view the results, click Search. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

  8. If you want to automatically save the search results when the search is completed, select the Save results when search is complete check box and specify a name.
  9. If you are finished configuring the search and want to view the results, click Search. Otherwise, proceed to next step.
  10. Using the Column Definition pane, define the columns and column layout you want to use to view the results:
    1. Using the Display list, select the view you want to associate with this search.

    2. Click the arrow next to Advanced View Definition to display advanced search parameters. Click the arrow again to hide the parameters.

  11. Click Search.

Saving Search Criteria

You can create a search by specifying search criteria, and you can save the search for future use.

You can customize the columns that display in the search results. These options are available in the Column Definition section and are called Advanced View Definition options.

Table 1: Advanced View Definition Options

Parameter

Description

Type Column or Select from List

Filters the columns in the Available Columns list.

Type the name of the column you want to locate or type a keyword to display a list of column names that include that keyword.

For example, type Source to display a list of columns that include Source in the column name.

Available Columns

Lists available columns associated with the selected view. Columns that are currently in use for this saved search are highlighted and displayed in the Columns list.

Add and remove column buttons (top set)

The top set of buttons allows you to customize the Group By list.

Add Column Select one or more columns from the Available Columns list and click the Add Column button.

Remove Column Select one or more columns from the Group By list and click the Remove Column button.

Add and remove column buttons (bottom set)

The bottom set of buttons allows you to customize the Columns list.

Add Column Select one or more columns from the Available Columns list and click the Add Column button.

Remove Column Select one or more columns from the Columns list and click the Remove Column button.

Group By

Specifies the columns from which the saved search groups the results. You can further customize the Group By list using the following options:

Move Up Select a column and move it up through the priority list using the Move Up icon.

Move Down Select a column and move it down through the priority list using the Move Down icon.

The priority list specifies in which order the results are grouped. The search results will group by the first column in the Group By list and then group by the next column on the list.

Columns

Specifies columns chosen for the search. The columns are loaded from a saved search. You can customize the Columns list by selecting columns from the Available Columns list. You can further customize the Columns list by using the following options:

Move Up Select a column and move it up through the priority list using the move up button.

Move Down Select a column and move it down through the priority list using the move down button.

If the column type is numeric or time and there is an entry in the Group By list, the column includes a drop-down list to allow you to choose how you want to group the column.

Order By

Using the first list, specify the column by which you want to sort the search results. Then, using the second list, specify the order you want to display for the search results: Descending or Ascending.

  1. Click the Risks tab.
  2. On the navigation menu, click Connections.
  3. Perform a search.
  4. Click Save Criteria.
  5. Configure values for the following parameters:

    Option

    Description

    Search Name

    Type a name you want to assign to this search criteria.

    Assign Search to Group(s)

    The group you want to assign to this saved search. If you do not select a group, this saved search is assigned to the Other group by default.

    Timespan options

    Choose one of the following options:

    Recent - Using the drop-down list, specify the time range you want to filter.

    Specific Interval - Using the calendar, specify the date and time range you want to filter.

    Include in my Quick Searches

    Select the check box if you want to include this search in your Quick Search items, which is available from the Search drop-down list.

    Include in my Dashboard

    Select the check box if you want to include the data from your saved search in your Dashboard.

    This parameter is only displayed if the search is grouped.

    Set as Default

    Select the check box if you want to set this search as your default search.

    Share with Everyone

    Select the check box if you want to share these search requirements with all other JSA Risk Manager users.

  6. Click OK.

Performing a Sub-search

Each time you perform a search, the entire database is queried for connections that match your criteria. This process might take an extended period of time, depending on the size of your database.

A sub-search allows you to search within a set of completed search results. You can refine your search results without searching the database again. A sub-search is not available for grouped searches or searches in progress.

  1. Click the Risks tab.
  2. On the navigation menu, click Connections.
  3. Perform a search.

    The search results are displayed. Additional searches use the dataset from the previous search when sub-searches are performed.

  4. To add a filter, perform the following steps:
    1. Click Add Filter.

    2. Using the first list, select an attribute on which you want to search.

    3. Using the second list, select the modifier you want to use for the search. The list of modifiers that display depends on the attribute selected in the first list.

    4. In the text field, type specific information related to your search.

    5. Click Add Filter.

      Note

      If the search remains in progress, partial results are displayed. The Original Filter pane indicates the filter from which the original search was based. The Current Filter pane indicates the filter applied to the sub-search.

      Tip

      You can clear sub-search filters without restarting the original 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 original search is relaunched.

  5. Click Save Criteria to save the sub-search.

If you delete the original search, you can access the saved sub-search. If you add a filter, the sub-search searches the entire database since the search function no longer bases the search on a previously searched dataset.

Manage Search Results

You can perform multiple connection searches while navigating to other interfaces.

You can configure the search feature to send you an email notification when a search is complete. At any time while a search is in progress, you can view partial results of a search in progress.

The search results toolbar provides the following options:

Parameter

Description

New Search

Click New Search to create a new search. When you click this button, the search window is displayed.

Save Results

Click Save Results to save search results.

This option is only enabled when you have selected a row in the Manage Search Results list.

Cancel

Click Cancel to cancel searches that are in progress or are queued to start.

Delete

Click Delete to delete a search result.

Notify

Select the search(es) for which you want to receive notification, and then click Notify to enable email notification when the search is complete.

View

From the drop-down list, specify which search results you want to list in the search results window. The options are:

Saved Search Results

All Search Results

Canceled/Erroneous Searches

Searches in Progress

  1. Click the Risks tab.
  2. On the navigation menu, click Connections.
  3. From the menu, select Search >Manage Search Results.

Saving Search Results

You can save your search results.

  1. Click the Risks tab.
  2. On the navigation menu, click Connections.
  3. Perform a Search for Connections or sub-searchEach time you perform a search, the entire database is queried for connections that match your criteria. This process might take an extended period of time, depending on the size of your database..
  4. From the Search Results window, select Search >Manage Search Results and select a search result.
  5. Click Save Results.
  6. Type a name for the search results.
  7. Click OK.

Canceling a Search

You can cancel one or more searches.

If a search is in progress when canceled, the accumulated results, up until the cancellation of the search, are maintained.

  1. From the Manage Search Results window, select the queued or in progress search result you want to cancel. You can select multiple searches to cancel.
  2. Click Cancel Search.
  3. Click Yes.

Deleting a Search

You can delete a search.

  1. From the Manage Search Results window, select the search result you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. Click Yes.