Asset Picker

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This page describes functionality which is shared throughout various areas of the SmartWater web app. The Gully Map incarnation contains only the filter options but other areas such as the Job Management assets or Gully Group assets also contain embedded search results and selected asset lists.

Job Management Asset Picker

What is it?

The asset picker/asset filter is the interface used when searching or selecting assets in the web app.

Some areas modify the layout slightly but the core function of selecting criteria remains the same.

How to Use

The asset filter's function is to aid the user in selecting assets. Filter criteria is selected in order to run a search and with the results presented the user then decides which items to keep.

Asset Group

At the top of the panel in the Load Asset Group section you can select a previously created Gully Group and load the assets into the search results column.

If you do not have any asset groups or do not want to use one at this time then see the next section.

Search Assets

This is where the majority of the filter use is performed, this section contains all of the searchable attributes of data which is being collected for the assets in the system.

There is also a variety of different time frames available and methods of selecting areas.

Date Range

Setting Description
Current Data Filters on the most recent collection data for each asset.
Historic Data Specify a from and to date here and the filters will be performed on the most recent data collection values up to the end date for each asset.
Activity Report Specify a from and to date here and filters will be performed on the most recent data collection values for each asset between the date range specified. The activity report can also be set to view a specific crew.


Location

Setting Description
Anywhere Includes all geographical coverage in the filter.
On Street Any filters must also match selected entries in the National Street Gazetteer. This is a partial match on street name. Be aware if there are duplicate street names in your area the filter will return all results but you can make a selection based upon the map location or by exporting the data and viewing the location fields which may contain a town name etc.
Postcode Filters must match a selected postal code area.
In Area (Client Data) This sets the area to any existing region created in the Region Administration page.
In Area (OS Data) This sets the area to a selected OS boundary.

Attributes

The Match All and Match Any tabs both contain all of the searchable attribute items present in any collection templates on the system. The only difference between them is the way the search will be executed which is dependant on which tab is active.

If we take the following configuration and see how it behaves:

Gully Type - Side Entry checked

Gully Type - Top Entry checked

Gully State (on arrival) - Not Running checked

Gully State (on arrival) - Blocked - Take Photo checked


  • Match all means you have;

Only Gullies which match the following attribute criteria: any time

Gully Type: Side Entry or Top Entry

and Gully State (on arrival): Not Running or Blocked - Take Photo

This will return assets which can be Side Entry or Top Entry and must also be Not Running or Blocked. The asset has to match all of this criteria or they will not be returned.


  • Match Any results in;

Only Gullies which match the following attribute criteria: any time

Gully Type: Side Entry or Top Entry

or Gully State (on arrival): Not Running or Blocked - Take Photo

This query, as the name implies, only has to match any of the specified attributes. So if an asset is Side Entry or Top Entry it will be returned, also if an asset is Not Running or Blocked it will be returned. This means even assets of a different type will be returned as long as they are Not Running or Blocked. These Match Any filters will return more results as they are not as strict as Match All filter.

Selecting Assets

After choosing your criteria press Run Search and the Search Results column will be populated with assets IDs matching the filter.

To add assets to the selection;

To add individual assets select an item in the list and it will be displayed on a map. After highlighting the asset ID in the list you use the Add Selected Items button to add it to the Selected Assets column.

To select multiple assets from the list there are multiple ways

  • Using the mouse, select a start asset in the list then hold down the shift button on the keyboard and select an end asset in the list. This will cause all assets from the first selection to the end selection and all in between to be highlighted.
  • Using the Mouse you can make an initial selection by clicking any of the list items, further individual items can also be selected by holding the Ctrl button on the keyboard during the click.
  • Using the mouse you can click on an initial selection and with the button still held down, drag the mouse cursor over more items in the list and add them to the selection.