Menu path: Structure Tree > Views > Context Menu > New View


To create a new view, proceed as follows:

  1. Right-click on Views in the structure tree.
  2. Select New View in the context menu or System > New > New View in the menu.
    The Create new view window will open.
  3. Give a Name and a Description.
  4. Click on Next.
  5. In the Select criterion window, select a parameter.
    You will find a list of all available search parameters under Possible Search Parameters.
  6. Click on Next.
  7. In the entry field in the Text search window, enter a text with which the parameter value is to be compared and select one or more search options.
    Depending on the parameter, the following search options are available:
    • Consider case

      The case of the parameter value must match the case of the text entered.

      The case of the parameter value can differ from the case of the text entered.

    • Compare whole text

      The parameter value must match the text entered completely.

      The parameter value does not need to match the text entered completely; it is sufficient if the text entered is contained in the parameter value.

    • Use regular expression

      The Consider case and Compare whole text options are grayed out. You can enter a regular expression of your own in the entry field. Example: RDD.* selects all devices whose serial number contains the string RDD.
      You will find a list of the regular expressions supported by Java at Oracle under Class Pattern.

      You cannot enter a regular expression in the entry field. However, you can use regular expressions when subsequently editing the view.


    • Not like

      The parameter value must differ from the pattern entered.

      The parameter value must match the pattern entered.

    • Exact: The parameter value must match the value entered.
    • Above: The parameter value must be above the value entered.
    • Below: The parameter value must be below the value entered.
    • Not like: The parameter value must differ from the value entered.
  8. Click on Next.
  9. In the Finish view creation window, click on one of the following options:
    • Create view: The view will be generated when you click on Finish.
    • Narrow search criterion (AND): You can specify a further selection criterion that must likewise apply. This selection criterion and the previously defined selection criterion are linked with a logical AND.
    • Create additional search criterion (OR): You can specify a further selection criterion that must apply as an alternative. This selection criterion and the previously defined selection criterion are linked with a logical OR.
  10. Depending on the option selected, click on Finish or Next. You can add as many criteria with AND/OR links as you want.

For an example, see Example: Creating a View.

For information on how you can configure the display of view results, see Views and Searches.

 If you want to change the view, e.g. in order to add further criteria, select Edit view in the context menu. View editing is possible only in expert mode.

Expert Mode

You can also create a new view using expert mode:

  1. Right-click on Views in the structure tree.
  2. Select New View in the context menu or System > New > New View in the menu.
    The Create new view window will open.
  3. Click Expert mode.
    The New View window will open.
  4. Give a Name and a Description.
  5. Under Criterion, select a parameter.
    You will find a list of all available search parameters under Possible Search Parameters.
  6. Select an Operator and define the Value. The list of operators can vary depending on the selected criterion.
    • equal to: The parameter value must match the value entered.
    • like: The parameter value must match the pattern entered.
    • not like: The parameter value must differ from the pattern/value entered.
    • less than: The parameter value must be less than the value entered.
    • greater than: The parameter value must be greater than the value entered.
  7. Click Add column to define a further criterion that must likewise apply. This criterion and the previously defined criteria are linked with a logical AND.
  8. Click Add row to define a further value that must apply as an alternative. This value and the previously defined values are linked with a logical OR.
  9. Click OK.

 If you want to change the view, e.g. in order to add further criteria, select Edit view in the context menu.