One of the main principles of interaction in the Aimeos administration interface is the concept of filtering list views. Almost all panels consist of a list view showing the records matching the selected filter criteria. By default, each panel has a standard filter matching all available records.
The global filter is located in the upper right corner of the page and is always visible even if you scroll down a long result list. By default, only the input field is shown and the most often used filter criteria is pre-selected. You can display the list of fields and the list of operators by clicking on the blue caret symbol left of the input field.
Its most important parts are the
Located next to the input field is the "Search" button that starts filtering the list.
The drop-down containing the fields that you are able to filter depend on the panel which contains the filter toolbar (e.g. in the Product panel you can find product-related fields while in other panels different fields can be found).
There can be many fields in the list to filter, but the most important are always on the top. Fields that belong together are also grouped to find them more easily.
The operators for filtering are dependent on the selected field and it's type. The available operators are:
Additionally to the global filter at the top right of the page, you can also add or select a filter criterium for each colum directly. The filter criteria are applied as soon as you click on the magnifier symbol on the right side. The "X" symbol resets all filters to their default values.
By default, only the first 25 records are shown in the list view even if more records are available. The paging toolbar shown at the bottom of the panel provides an easy way to navigate through the search result.
The paging toolbar consists of the
The most important columns are shown by default in the list view but often there are additional columns available. As the importance of certain information depends on how the application is used, it's not only possible to show additional columns but also to hide columns that are shown by default.
Each list header contains an icon in the upper right corner where the shown columns can be changed. Clicking on the icon open the list of available columns where you can select or deselect column by clicking at their name or checkbox. To apply the changes and show the new columns in the list, you have to click on the column icon again so the drop-down menu hides again and click on the search button below (magnifier symbol).
The columns in many list views are sortable by simply clicking on the column header. Reverse sorting is also possible by clicking on the column header again.