BlueDolphin offers a variety of ways to search for an object or display a selection. This depends on what you already know about the object.
Searching for an object
You can type in the name (or a part of the name) in the textbox / search tool, if you already know what object you are looking for. See the figure below.
BlueDolphin gives suggestions based on your search query:
- Pressing Enter will show all the objects that match with your query.
- Clicking on one of the suggestions will open that object.
If you wish to view a subset of the data,you can click on funnel icon below the search / textbox and the system lets you choose whether you want to see objects based on a specific value or if you want to see objects that are related to a specific object.
Filtering on Value
BlueDolphin will give you a screen where you can select an object feature with a value. See the figure below.
The screen offers the following options to add a filter.
You add the selected filter, the screen remains open so that you can add another filter.
You add the selected filter, the screen will close and the results are shown.
When you add the filter, only objects that meet the filter selection are shown. Multiple filters can be added. If you use the search function next, only objects that meet the selected filters are shown.
Filtering on related object
If you choose to filter based on'Related object', the system asks you to select a specific object:
Afterwards it will show all objects that are related to it:
Selecting an object type
You can see all objects of a specific object definition or layer, by clicking on it on the left side of the screen
In the example below:
- if you click on 'Business Actor', you would see 3 objects.
- If you click on 'Business layer' you would see 9 ( 3 + 4 + 2) objects.