Quick Help - Doing a Search

Doing a Search                                                                                                                                    

Welcome to 5thKind quick help, these docs are intended to help you do a particular task within the system.  For more detailed information please see the 5thKind manual.

About Searching

The Search page is the main page of the system.  This is where you can create advanced searches, build packages, and load custom searches. By default, the Search Results Window displays everything in the system to which you have access and are sorted from newest to oldest.

To search for an asset you can use the Advanced Search Bar, text search, or browser search to define your search parameters. The Search Results Windows will then show the results. This can be as simple as a basic text-based search, or as complex as a search based on many different search variables. The Search window grows as you need it.

New Search

When you click New Search, you are taken to the Main Search Page and all previous searches are cleared. By default this page shows a list of assets in the system sorted from newest to oldest

New search



Text Search

The most basic way to search is to type what you are looking for in the top left text field of the Advanced Search, or into the text field of the Quick Search in the Navigation Menu Bar, then click “Search” or press Enter.

Top Text Search


Left Nav Text Search


The Text Search will search through filenames, department, and association tags to find matches and then order them by rank in the Search Window.


Advanced Search

The advanced search options allow creating either simple or very complex search to refine your results with more than just a text search. The advance search lets you combine different metadata fields to filter down your results to just what you are looking for.

Creating an Advanced Search

Conducting an advanced search in 5th Kind is as simple as selecting the search categories you wish include and then adjusting the choices found in the subsequent drop down boxes that appear. After you have fine-tuned the selections for each category that you selected, simply click the Search Button on the far right side of the Search Criteria Bar.

Advanced Search


If you wish to remove a search parameter, click on the red minus icon to the right of the search parameter.


Save a Search

The Save Search button opens the Save Search Dialogue Box that allows your current search selections to be saved in the Custom Search Menu.

Save Search


Name Your Save Search


Once you have saved a custom search you can access it from the Custom Search Drop­Down Menu. The menu lists all of your cur­rent saved custom searches. Simply select the saved custom search you want to bring up.

Load Custom Search


Your default search has a green dot on its left side. If you want to change the default search simply select the gray dot on a different saved custom search to change it to the new default search. If you want to remove a saved custom search, click the delete button on the far right side of any custom search.

Load Custom Search Select



Browse Search

In the Left Nav there is a tab called “Browse”.  This tab shows the 5thKind virtual folder structure, or 5KVF.  This displays your assets in a folder view based off the department metadata.  You can navigate this like any normal file browser. When you select the folder you want the search result is displayed in the right search area.

Browse Search



Left Nav Quick Search

At the bottom of the Left Nav is the quick search.  You can use this do do a quick text search for assets, packages, or users.  Type your text in the search field and select from the dropdown the area you wish to search.

Quick Search



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