The number of properties being viewed can be filtered on in two ways.
Using the standard filter only the items listed on this tab can be filtered on. Clicking on the button will select all options in that panel. Clicking on the button will unselect all options in that panel.
For example, if you were only interested in 3 bedroomed detached houses that are available you would check the following boxes:
You can then click on the button which will apply the filter to the screen you came from. The grid on the screen that you came from will show the filter information at the bottom of the grid. When you have finished close this screen.
The advanced filter will mimic those entries made in the standard filter however, it has the advantage of being able to filter on much more data.
Suppose we want to add one more condition that is not available on the standard filter, for example, is the property web enabled. To do this click on the button to add a new condition. This will add the first alphabetic item that is available, in this instance Accommodation - Bathrooms. Click on that item and then select Advertising -Web Enabled from the drop down list of items that are available for filtering on.
This will then display Advertising - Web Enabled equals <empty>. Click on <empty> and change it to True. The advanced tab will then reflect the additional condition.
You can then click on the which will apply the filter to the screen you came from. The grid on the screen that you came from will show the filter information at the bottom of the grid. Close the screen when you have finished filtering.
An individual condition can be removed by clicking on the button next to it.
When the like operator is used the search string must use the wild card % at either or both ends, for example:
Note the use of the lowercase. %tonbridge%, %Tonbridge% or %TONBRIDGE% will all produce the same results as filters are case insensitive. This will find all properties with Tonbridge in the address. In this case as we are searching the whole address the filter results will of course include street names such as Tonbridge Road, Tunbridge Wells.
To stop this you could use the field Property Address - Town instead.
Advanced filters can be saved and loaded by clicking on the save or load buttons respectively. It is possible to set a default filter that will be automatically invoked each time the properties screen is loaded.
Suppose for example that I am a negotiator and I only ever want to be able to see my own properties. To do this set an advanced filter as shown below.
Please note that the filter saved for the properties screen will only be applied to that screen. If you wish to set a default filter for the report generator then that must be done within that screen.