Searching in the Network tree

To start searching the Storage, click the search field on the Network tree toolbar or press Ctrl + Shift + F.

Matching text is instantly highlighted as you type:

Both node names and additional text are searched. See Information display settings for details.

By default, the contents of the Network tree are filtered to only display the nodes which match the query, and the rest is hidden. This function can be disabled by clicking the Filter button to the left of the search input field. When it's disabled, all nodes will remain visible while the matching ones will be highlighted.

You can use the up and down arrow keys when the search field is in focus to navigate the nodes. Pressing Enter opens the selected node in the main area.

Saving the search

You can deactivate search without losing its results by pressing the Save search button. You will then be able to toggle filtering on or off, run a new search in the results of the saved one, etc.

Searching actually uses the Search node assistant. See Storage assistants for more details about what assistants can do.

A case of using a saved search

Let's imagine that inventory numbers of developer workstations in the Storage are prefixed with DEV_. We can quickly put together a simple tool for switching the Storage from showing all assets to showing only developer workstations. All it takes is setting the Additional field to Inventory numbers and saving a search for DEV_. Now if we want to see developer workstations, all we have to do is turn the filtering on for the newly-created assistant.

As with all added assistants, saved searches are not deleted when TNI is closed. After saving a search once, you can use it as long as you need, temporarily disable it or remove it at any time.