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Enhancing multi-clause filters

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Metro

Enhancing multi-clause filters   13 June 2019, 00:42

Hello,

This filtering tool really comes in handy. Any possibility to allow more than just favorites editing? Maybe modifications?

Something I have noticed about this topic is that when a previously configured multi-clause setup filter has to be reused it present just the first part of the clause.

Lets say a user setup, implement successfully, and save a configuration file with a multi-clauses filter for [Operating System] containing "Windows 7" and [Host Name] containing "guest" as favorite. Close netscan to reopen it. Then try to reuse the filter configured in the past session. Search for it on those that are marked as favorite. Found it but appears just with the first clause, the one in from of the and (&). After selected (click over it) it also appears incomplete.

Any idea on how to display and use the whole filter?
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Re: Enhancing multi-clause filters   13 June 2019, 16:12

That's a known issue with the filters. Basically when filters were first introduced, they were single-clause and so was the mechanism that manages them. Later on, the filters were expanded to multi-clause, but the managing mechanism essentially only works with single-clause filters.

Thanks for drawing our attention to this, we will probably redesign the filtering system to allow editing the filters and handle multi-clause ones. I will post an update here shortly.
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Re: Enhancing multi-clause filters   02 July 2019, 23:29

Update: we have reworked the filters, and multi-clause filters are now fully supported. They will also display nicely one per each line, as shown below. You can download the latest preliminary builds in try it. We will also add a way to edit stored filters shortly.

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rmpf2

Re: Enhancing multi-clause filters   24 August 2019, 01:25

Hi Andrew,
I encountered strange behavior when trying to implement an "or" multiclause filter. Its seems like it is implementing it properly, but when saving to favorite list it changes to an "and".

If you open the filters window to mark it or choose whatever you want as favorite you would see it as an "and". But if you check it on the menu list of quick host filter you would see it right until you click Ok in Filters window.
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Re: Enhancing multi-clause filters   24 August 2019, 20:07

That's indeed a bug, thanks. We've fixed it in the latest builds.

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