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Creating Copies of Filters

You can create a copy of any filter.

Creating a Copy of a Predefined Smart Filter

You cannot edit a predefined Smart Filter. If you want to modify a predefined Smart Filter, you must make a copy of it and then make your desired modifications.

1.Select the desired predefined Smart Filter and then click the Edit icon ().

The Smart Filter dialog is displayed.

2.Type a descriptive name for the filter.

3.Click Save.

4.On the Save Filter dialog, click Save a copy with the new name.

5.See Custom Filters for information on configuring the new filter.

Creating a Copy of a Custom Smart Filter or a Composite Filter

There are two primary reasons for making a copy of a custom Smart Filter or a composite filter.

You want to use an existing filter as a template for a new filter

1.Select the desired filter.

2.Click the Edit icon ().

3.Provide a new name for the filter.

4.Click Save.

5.On the Save Filter dialog, click Save a copy with the new name.

You want to change the scope (private or shared) of an existing filter

1.Select the desired filter.

2.Click the Edit icon ().

3.On the Smart Filter dialog, click either Copy to Shared Filters or Copy to Private Filters.

The buttons will only be available if you elected to use Shared Settings.

A new filter will be created and added to the list of available filters. The term (Private) or (Shared) will be appended to the filter name.

If you share one of your private filters, you may want to delete your private copy.


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