Search Features

You can perform searches in Hyperview from three different places: Quick Search, Advanced Search, and within specific grids. Regardless of where you are searching from, search results will only reflect assets that you have access to.

Advanced Search-only features

Apart from the features described in the previous section, Advanced Search lets you add filters, add or remove columns, and perform additional generic grid operations, such as exporting records.

Using the Filters panel

A “filter” is a condition or set of conditions in Advanced Search that will limit returned assets to only those assets that pass the condition(s).

You can add filters from the Filters panel for more focused queries, such as finding asset records matching a specific sensor value. Filters are more structured and efficient compared to manual queries; we recommend using them whenever possible.

To toggle the Filters panel, click Filters on the Advanced Search page (or the View Filters link upon opening the page).


Filters are AND-ed. In other words, if you have multiple conditions applied in the same search, then the results must match every single condition (conjunctive/AND) and not just one (disjunctive/OR).

Available filters

The following filters are available:

  • Type
  • Location
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Status
  • Asset Property (String)
  • Asset Property (Numeric)
  • Custom Property (String)
  • Custom Property (Numeric)
  • Custom Property (Date)
  • Sensor (String)
  • Sensor (Numeric)

You can combine any number of filters as needed. Note that the default Location is All.

Adding filters

  1. Select Type, Location, Manufacturer, Model, and Status values as needed.


  2. Add asset property, custom property, and sensor filters as needed:


    You must select a Type before you can add property, custom property, or sensor filters. Availability of filter values will depend on existing data. For example, if there are no custom properties of date type defined on your system, the corresponding dropdown will be empty.

    1. Click the Add button for Property and Sensor Filters. The Add Filter modal will appear.

    2. Select the intended property, custom property, or sensor filter type.

    3. Relevant fields will appear. Provide values as required.

    4. Click Add. The filter will appear under Property and Sensor Filters in the panel.


  3. Add, remove, or rearrange grid columns as needed (described below).

  4. Click Apply Filters. Matching records will appear in the grid.

Managing grid columns

You can specify which columns to surface on the Advanced Search grid. By default the following column are shown: Name, Type, Asset Location, Manufacturer, Model, and Status.

To add or remove columns:

  1. Click the Add button in the Columns area. The Select Columns modal will appear.

  2. Click the dropdown arrow to see a list of available columns.

  3. Select columns that you want to add, and de-select ones that you want to remove from the grid.

  4. Click Add → Apply Filters. The page will refresh to reflect your changes.


Additionally, you can remove a column by clicking the corresponding trash icon → Apply Filters. Note that you must have at least one column showing in the grid.

To move a column to a different position in the grid, hover your cursor over the wiggly icon in the Columns area → drag up or down → Apply Filters.

Additional actions

Since Advanced Search results are returned in a grid, you can perform certain grid-specific actions:


Searching in specific grids

The Advanced Search grid is intended for querying records. However, any grid in Hyperview is searchable. For performance and usability reasons, grid-specific searchability is typically restricted to a few columns and varies on a table-by-table basis.

For example:

  • You can search for an asset’s Change Log entries (Information → Change Log) by User.
  • You can search Assets By Type grids (Asset Types → any asset type) by Name, Data Center, Location, Manufacturer or Model.