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Custom Smart Filters

You can create your own custom Smart Filters. The Smart Filter tool enables you to specify exactly which updates are displayed. Each custom Smart Filter is comprised of one or more rules. You can define as many rules in a filter as needed. You can also specify if the filter will be Private (available only to you on this console) or if it will be Shared (available to other users).

To create a new filter:

1.Click the New Smart Filter icon ().

The Smart Filter dialog is displayed.

2.(Conditional) Specify if this filter should be made available to just you or to all users.

If Use shared settings is enabled on the Shared Settings tab, then you have the ability to specify whether this custom Smart Filter will be available only to you or if it will be available to other users.

Private: This filter will be available only to you on this console.

Shared: This filter will be available to all other users who are also using shared settings.

You can change the scope (private or shared) of a custom filter by creating a copy.

3.Type a descriptive name for the filter.

4.Specify which rules in the filter must be matched.

All: Only those updates that match all the rules in the filter will be displayed

Any: Updates that match at least one rule in the filter will be displayed

5.Define one or more rules.

To define a rule, select an option in each of the first two logic boxes and then type the criteria in the third box. To add another rule simply click Add rule.

If you define a rule that does not make sense (for example: “Bulletin is less than 3”) the rule will be ignored.

6.Click Save.


Assume you want to see a list of all critical updates for Adobe Acrobat. You simply create the following filter:

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