Objects within the UMS structure tree can be found using the following functions:

  • Quick Search
  • Search function
  • View

Quick Search

The Quick Search  in the symbol bar provides the quickest access to the search function. The entry mask is always visible in the console window. The key combination [Shift-Ctrl-F] places the cursor in the entry field. The Quick Search search queries are restricted to a small number of object properties, e.g. object name, object ID, MAC address, and IP address. These data are buffered locally when the UMS Console is launched and can therefore be searched very quickly without having to access the database. The user's last 20 search queries are saved to allow quick access. They are saved in the console user's system user data (Windows Registry) rather than in the UMS database.

Search Function

The normal UMS search function (Misc > Search or [Ctrl-F] key combination) provides additional options for searching the UMS database. In addition to the Quick Search data (see above), all other device, profile or view data can be selected here, e.g. an individual inventory number or the monitor model connected. Various criteria can be logically linked (AND / OR). The user's search queries are recorded under Search History in the structure tree and can therefore be processed or reused easily.


Views function very similarly to search queries. Here too, various criteria can be linked and the query saved. In contrast to search queries, however, views are available to all UMS administrators together – depending on their authorizations. Views can also be taken into account when defining scheduled tasks.

From UMS Version 5.02.100, both search results and views can be assigned to profiles. See also Assigning Objects to a View and Assign Objects to the Devices of Views.