Advanced search allows you to build complex search queries to search for devices by using multiple search criteria and a boolean expression.

Using Advanced Search

1.Click the search bar and then select Advanced Search from the drop-down list.

2.Specify the scope to search for devices.

3.Set search criteria A based on your needs:

1)Select a data source and a property from the first drop-down menu.

2)Select an operator from the second drop-down menu.

3)Specify the value of the property that you selected.

4)Repeat to set more conditions if required.

4.Define the condition combination in the Boolean Expression field. For example, A and B.

6.Click Search. The searched result is displayed as follows:

Components for Advanced Search

The following table lists the available components in an advanced search.



Option Values

Search Scope

The scope of devices.

All Devices — all devices in the current domain.

Site — devices in one or more sites.

Device Group — devices in one or more device groups.

Search Criteria


Device Property — use one or more device properties to find devices.
Tip: Whether a property can be used as a condition for advanced search is configured in the global data repository.

Interface Property — use one or more interface properties to find devices.

Module Property — use one or more module properties to find devices.

Config File — use texts in the configuration file to find devices.

Front Server — use a Front Server or Front Server Group to find their managed devices.
Tip: The information about all registered Front Servers can be browsed in Shared Network Settings.

Match Operator

Specify multiple values by separating them with a semicolon (;).

Match/Does not match — The full-text search pattern will be applied.

Contain/Does not contain — The * and ? characters are treated as either wildcards (only for a single term) or separators.
Note: If you want the pattern to start at the beginning of the string or finish at the end of the string, then you have to anchor it specifically, by using ^ to indicate the beginning or $ to indicate the end. When $ is used at the end of a string with multiple terms, then it represents an exact match.

Boolean Expression

The logical relationships among search criteria.

Capitalized letters to represent the search criteria (A, B, C ....).

Boolean operator (and/or), which is used to define the logical relationships among the search criteria. By default, the and operator is used.

Parentheses, which is used to combine some search criteria.