How to create a filter
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Filters allow you to see a partial listing of the specimen in your collection. This is useful when you have a large collection; but even if you have a small collection filters are still useful for choosing which columns to show in the list.

Here's a step-by-step procedure for creating a new filter. In this example we'll create a filter to show all evergreen shrubs and trees suitable for planting in climates with annual average winter lows of -10 degrees Fahrenheit.

 
1 Begin by switching to the Filter View. 
2 Then press the New button located in the lower left-hand corner of the view to create an empty filter definition.

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3 Now type a suitable name for the filter.

 

  4 Using the right-hand portion of the Filter View select the three columns Annual cycle, Stature, and USDA zones.

Then press the blue Add item to filter button. 

5 In the lower portion of the view, choose an Annual cycle of "Evergreen" . . .
6 . . . and choose a Stature of "Shrub" and "Tree" . . .
7 . . . and choose USDA zones 6 through 11.
8 The filter is finished and should look like this.
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Switch to the Specimen View to see the list of matching records.

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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