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Save Searches

For quick access to routine searches, you have the option to save any search that you build. You also have the option to share your saved searches with other users by selecting public read permissions (as with the Client Console, the range of read permissions for you to choose from depends on your user role). Your saved searches are available on the Searches page, where you can also access your search history and any searches that other users have shared with you.

To save a search:

  1. From the top right of the Web Console, click Search.
  2. In the Search dialog box, build your search and then click Advanced.
    The Save Search dialog box appears.
  3. (Optional) In the Criteria panel, modify your search if needed by following the same procedures described in Perform Pivot Searches.
  4. In the Properties panel, complete the following fields:

    NameType a descriptive name for the search to help you locate it in the future. If you do not want to type a name, leave the default text "Ad Hoc Search" in the field.
    Description(Optional) The Web Console automatically generates a description of the search based on its Boolean strings. If you prefer a custom description, delete the generated text in the Description text box and replace it with your own. You can also leave the text box blank.
    Entity(For Global Administrators only; other users cannot modify this field) If you are saving the search for users from a specific entity, click the Entity list and select accordingly.
    Read PermissionClick to select the minimum user permission level required to view the search. The options available to you in the list depend on your user role.
    Write Permission

    Click to select the minimum user permission level required to make public changes to the search. The options available to you in the list depend on your selection in the Read Permission field. 

    Read and write permission settings in the Web Console behave the same way as they do in the Client Console. For more information on the different permission levels, see Object Permissions Manager.

    LayoutClick to select the dashboard layout that displays with search results on the Analyze page. Read and Write permissions may impact the set of available dashboards.
    Return ByClick to select how search results are ordered and returned on the Analyze page. For example, Date (Desc) returns the most recently dated results first.
    Select Log Repositories

    Click to select the log repositories that you want to search. 
    The Default Log Repositories option is configured in the Client Console. To select individual Log Repositories, click Select, then click to select the ones that you want to search. Selected items appear in blue text.

    You cannot run or save a search against both the Platform Manager and the Data Processor Log Repositories.

  5. (Optional) Confirm or update the Maximum Results and Query Timeout settings. After the search is saved, the Maximum Results and Query Timeout settings persist for the saved search.
  6. Click Save.
    The search is saved and added to the Searches page under the My Saved tab. They are not available to other users.
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