Search in custom fields

Discussions for setting up a job including servers and selecting project structures, and task folders.
Post Reply
quang.tran
Posts: 62
Joined: October 4th, 2017, 3:12 pm

Search in custom fields

Post by quang.tran » November 7th, 2018, 3:44 pm

We want to further integrate NIM. Therefore we need a period, where NIM and our old system work in parallel. We created a custom field with the job number of the other system (Farmers Wife). Now we need to be able to search for this number. In Job list, we're just able to search the project name, but not a custom field. Is there a way to change this?

User avatar
andrew
Site Admin
Posts: 267
Joined: June 24th, 2014, 8:10 am

Re: Search in custom fields

Post by andrew » December 6th, 2018, 1:17 am

Hi,

Sorry for the delayed response. We are moving away from using this forum as the preferred method of communication and directing users to use support@nim-labs.com as it provides us with a direct line of access and tracking for each question, and issue.

You can filter by custom fields in the job list. What version of NIM are you using? If I recall correctly you could always filter by custom fields since they were introduced. To filter by a custom field, click the down arrow at the right of the column header and enter the filter parameters in the filter menu. If you are referring to the quick search function, this is limited to specific fields within the job that are fixed.

quang.tran
Posts: 62
Joined: October 4th, 2017, 3:12 pm

Re: Search in custom fields

Post by quang.tran » December 11th, 2018, 12:21 pm

Yes, I'm referencing to the quick search function. It would really ease the transition and / or customization of NIM, if we can include certain custom fields into quicksearch. It doesn't necessarily need to be exposed in a preference panel. This way we can easily shift our workflow from our old system over to NIM by linking project numbers. Therefore a quicksearch function for that number is crucial.

filiplange
Posts: 14
Joined: January 9th, 2018, 9:59 am

Re: Search in custom fields

Post by filiplange » January 10th, 2019, 9:39 am

Hello,

we are still missing this feature.
There are lots of projects in the studio-projects list and we need to have the possibility to use the quicksearch possibility.
Why can´t the searchsystem search keywords within all fields? Including the custom fields?
Or at least use a string for searching all words, like: *search

Thank you
Filip
Filip Lange
nhb-studios
Vfx Supervisor

filiplange
Posts: 14
Joined: January 9th, 2018, 9:59 am

Re: Search in custom fields

Post by filiplange » January 10th, 2019, 9:39 am

Hello,

we are still missing this feature.
There are lots of projects in the studio-projects list and we need to have the possibility to use the quicksearch possibility.
Why can´t the searchsystem search keywords within all fields? Including the custom fields?
Or at least use a string for searching all words, like: *search

Thank you
Filip
Filip Lange
nhb-studios
Vfx Supervisor

User avatar
andrew
Site Admin
Posts: 267
Joined: June 24th, 2014, 8:10 am

Re: Search in custom fields

Post by andrew » January 15th, 2019, 12:31 am

Searching by custom fields is a significantly slower process than searching standard fields. This is why the quick search field only looks through specific columns to maintain a fast response. The custom fields can still be searched and compounded through the per column search fields.

Post Reply