Objects within the UMS navigation tree can be found using the following functions:
- Quick Search
- Search function
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: object name, object ID, MAC address, IP address. These data are buffered locally when the 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.
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 thin client, 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 navigation 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. Unlike with 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.