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For every digital asset management system, it's essential that the user finds the required assets with as few actions as possible. That's usually achieved through combining searching and filtering.
Connecter's search functionality is one of its most powerful features, allowing users to quickly and easily locate digital assets within their library. In this article, we'll go over how to use the search feature in Connecter and its advanced options.
The main search function can be found at the top of the Connecter interface. It's a global search that looks up assets' filenames and metadata, including tags, descriptions, and custom properties. The searches performed here can be narrowed by selecting options that change depending on the current context. For example, if you have selected a tag, you can search in all files, all tagged files, or only in the selected tag.
There are additional search fields in the Folders and Tags panels. They're used to find information in their specific contexts and don't use additional metadata.
The main filtering options can be found on top of the Asset View. They are separated in two:
- Primary - allows the user to filter different asset types and rendering engines.
- Secondary - metadata-based filters that can help find starred, hidden, tagged, etc. assets.
All filtering options, including the "Filter file name" can be saved for each folder. This gives the user a chance to quickly return to previous states.
Another, more advanced, way to recall previously used filtering states is through Dynamic Subsets.