Operate - Updating List Views

Customize how essensys Operate displays your records

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Written by Stuart
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Once you have created a list view (or when using one of the default ones) in any particular area of Operate, you can easily update them according to your current preferences. 

There are a few ways to change what your list views display:

  • Editing the list view options

  • Filtering Records

  • Sorting Records

  • Searching through

Editing List View Options

To edit the settings based on which the list view displays records, ensure that your desired list view is selected, then click the pencil icon next to it. Make your changes, then save to ensure your update takes effect.

Here is where you can change list view criteria (Read the main article on List Views for more instructions) or Customizing List View Columns.

Filtering Records

You can filter records within a list view, either by location or by user.

  1. To filter records, first access a module and select a list view.

  2. Use the filter dropdowns at the top right of your record list to apply the filter.

These filters may differ, depending on the area you are viewing. They generally include: locations, users or months.

Tip: You can choose how many records to display per page, by using the dropdown underneath the filters.

Sorting Records

You can sort records within any view simply by choosing what column to sort by, then clicking its title. In the example screenshot below, the records are filtered by Account Name.

Mass Updating Records

You can use a list view to mass update records, simply by selecting the records in question, using the Select All checkbox on the left, clicking Update then selecting the option you want to update. 

Searching for Records

You can search for a specific record by using the Filter search box on the right. Simply type in your keyword (e.g.: the name of a customer), then hit Enter/Return to perform the search. Operate will now list the entry/ies that relate/s to your search.

List View Columns

To change column headers, select the list view that you want to edit the fields displayed in columns for, and then click on the Edit button. Edit it according to the usual process.

In the Fields to Display section, move the fields that you want to display as columns, from the left column to the right by clicking on the field name and using the arrows.

Remove fields by clicking on the field name and using the arrows to move it from right to left.

Reorder the Fields to Display by using the up and down arrows.

You can edit the fields displayed as columns in all the default list views (apart from Recent Items) as well as choose the ones that you want to display when creating your own list views.

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